News 30 May 2023

Podium return an important step in Ferguson rebuild

Season-best for GasGas rider after battling injuries.

Image: Foremost Media.

GasGas Racing Team’s Noah Ferguson made a welcomed return to the MX2 podium at round five of the Penrite ProMX Championship in Gillman, the Queenslander saying ‘not being in pain’ helped as he rode his way to 3-4 in the motos.

During a practice session before round two in Appin, Ferguson suffered significant injuries, including a broken humerus, scapula, rib cage, T5, collarbone, and a bruised lung.

Despite the injuries, the 20-year-old decided to continue racing in a bid to gather important championship points. Ferguson lined up for moto one at Appin but finished in 27th before deciding to sit out moto two. Since then, Ferguson has continued to build, notably taking an impressive fourth place in the final moto at the previous round in Maitland.

“It feels good to be able to ride and not be in pain, that’s the biggest thing,” Ferguson told MotoOnline. “Just being back at the track riding and just in the right frame of mind again, obviously, bike time helps everything and I’m looking forward to more.

“I’m going to take a little bit of a break, not go balls to the wall, because we have four weeks off, then six weeks off after the next round. So, I have to take that into consideration and try to not be burnt out by the time we get to supercross, but yeah, I’m stoked.”

Ferguson now sits P8 in the MX2 standings on 111 points as the series heads into a four-week break. The next round of the ProMX championship takes place in Toowoomba, Queensland on 25 June.