News 31 Oct 2022

Podium ‘doesn’t feel real yet’ for AUSX newcomer Ferguson

Supercross rookie lands P3 with impressive Wayville showing.

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A breakout SX2 podium achieved by Noah Ferguson in only his second-career Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) outing ‘doesn’t feel real yet’, the teenager admitted on Saturday night.

Ferguson claimed his first AUSX podium just two rounds into the 2022 series, with the GasGas Racing Team talent delivering another impressive result at the professional level.

Ferguson moved to the factory-backed GasGas team for the final rounds of this year’s Penrite ProMX Championship in place of the injured Blake Fox and remained part of the squad for AUSX.

Round one in Melbourne marked the 19-year-old’s first supercross, where he finished P7 in the season-opening main event at Marvel Stadium. In showing immense progression at Wayville, Ferguson ran second in the early stages of round two’s final before finishing a comfortable third behind Honda Genuine Honda Racing duo Max Anstie and Wilson Todd.

“It doesn’t feel real yet!” Ferguson explained post-race. “I’m stoked with the result, just over the moon and speechless at the moment. To finish P3 in my second-ever supercross, I’m really happy.

“The track tonight was more mellow and you really had to stay consistent for the whole 15 laps, which I was able to do after a strong start. I’m really grateful to be in this position with the GasGas Racing Team and am looking forward to preparing more leading into Newcastle next.

At the halfway point in the 2022 AUSX championship, Ferguson is fourth in the SX2 standings. The next round takes place in Newcastle, NSW, on 26 November, before the series then moves to Wagga Wagga one week later for its final round.