News 23 Aug 2023

In-form Ferguson established as future MX2 title threat

Completes the season with another overall podium at Coolum.

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With multiple podium finishes and plenty of promise shown throughout the 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship, in-form GasGas Racing Team charger Noah Ferguson is established as a future MX2 title threat.

Ferguson joined the GasGas Racing Team for the final rounds of the ProMX Championship last year as a fill-in, and continued with the outfit in Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) – scoring a P3 finish in his second-ever round in the series.

In 2023 he has continued to progress, qualifying fastest at Wonthaggi’s season-opener and ultimately landing on the podium there, in addition to overall top three finishes at Gillman, Toowoomba and Coolum. He concluded the season fifth in the MX2 standings after not scoring altogether at the Appin round following an extensive list of injuries sustained in a practice crash.

“I think I have grown heaps as a rider this year, and cemented my name in this championship for next year,” Ferguson said to MotoOnline. “I’m stoked with it, it’s not what I wanted on paper, but hey, I am still here walking and got to enjoy it.”

While Ferguson was unable to achieve an elusive victory this year in the national MX2 ranks, with the speed and further potential he has shown this season it’s arguably a matter of time. At Coolum’s final round on the weekend, he led in the early stages of moto one before crashes limited him to P5.

In race two, Ferguson made immense progress to charge his way through the field to close in on Wilson Todd (Terrafirma Honda Racing), and was able to remount from a last-lap mistake to finish P2 and secure third overall for the round.

“I started the day off so well here with a great start in moto one, which I was stoked with, but then just started to rush things a bit too much and put it down,” Ferguson added. “It was actually a pretty big crash, although I got up and finished fifth.

“Second moto, bad start, and really just rode my heart out. I caught Wilson [Todd] pretty quickly, and all I was thinking about was winning a race. I ate a bunch of his roost which impaired my vision, and I went down right there at the end. I’m happy with my charge, I’ll never go down without a fight, and I really have a lot of confidence heading into next year’s championship.”

After a week of rest and recovery, Ferguson’s attention turns to preparing for the 2023 Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX), set to commence in Adelaide on 7 October.