Dean Ferris takes the round win at Nowra and is now just 15 points away from the championship lead
Dan Reardon suffered a serious knee injury but will undergo furter tests this week

Ferris Fights Back At Nowra MX Nats

4 Jul 2016

CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris took a hard earned victory at round six of the MX Nationals held at the Nowra Motorsport Complex over the weekend and is now within 15 points of the leader in the premier MX1 championship chase.

The 25 year old from Kyogle, NSW,  put away his demons from WA to deliver a 2 -1 result in the two 30 minute motos contested to tie with Matt Moss for the win but awarded the overall round victory by virtue of his moto win in race two.

Ferris kicked his day off in impressive fashion taking the fastest lap in the Go Pro Superpole and banking the important three points that go with it.

Moto one saw Ferris in a four rider battle for the lead in the early stages with all the big names in Australian motocross jostling for position. Matt Moss made his way to the lead and left Ferris, Todd Waters and Kirk Gibbs to fight over the remaining two podium spots.

Ferris fought off his main championship rivals to take second place and gain a few more points on the championship leader, Kirk Gibbs.

Moto two saw Ferris and Moss take up the battle and the pair traded positions in the opening laps. Moss  eventually found his way to the lead and the race win looked to be in his keeping until he made a mistake with just a few laps remaining, allowing Ferris to sneak by. Dean held firm in the final laps despite some attacks from Moss and took the race win and locked down the round win as well.

“It was important that I bounce back strongly after what happened in WA and get my championship back on track,” Ferris said. “Matt was riding really well today so I tried to stick with him and keep the pressure on for the entire moto.

“It was a bit of a gift to get the moto win in race two after Matt fell, but that is a bit of a reward for putting myself in a good position in the race and not just settling for second.

“The points tightened up a bit on the weekend and the championship is starting to look exciting. Kirk, Todd, Matt and I have all had good races and with four rounds remaining, there is a lot of racing to be done and plenty of work to do,” Ferris explains.

Round six proved to be a disastrous day for CDR Yamaha team mate, Dan Reardon. In the early stages of moto one, Reardon hooked his knee in a tight turn and stopped trackside in tremendous pain. He was able to get back to the medical team at RACESAFE who upon further inspection diagnosed an ACL injury to his knee.

Reardon will undergo further tests during the week to determine his course of action for his injury but it was a savage blow to Dan and his team after he just returned from a month long training stint in the US.

“It was a complete day of contrasts for us on the weekend as we experienced several highs and lows in emotion,” says team boss, Craig Dack. We qualified well then just a couple of laps into the opening race, Dan goes to with what could be a season ending injury to his knee, then four hours later, Dean wins the round and the championship fight is well and truly on. No wonder I’m going grey,” Dack laughs.

“We will pass on information regarding Dan’s injury as soon as we have it while its business as usual for Dean and the team will keep pushing for more race and round wins,” he ends.

Round seven of the championship hits the rolling fields of Green Park at Conondale in Queensland on July 17.

To follow the CDR Yamaha team on social media, www.facebook.com/cdryamaha or @cdr_yamaha.

For more information and a full list of results, www.mxnationals.com.au

Round Six Results – Nowra
MX1
1st Dean Ferris – 67 (CDR Yamaha)

2nd Matt Moss – 67
3rd Kirk Gibbs – 58
4th Kade Mosig – 55
5th Todd Waters – 54
6th Dylan Long – 49
7th Jacob Wright – 48
8th Corey James – 45
9th Craig Anderson – 43
10th Kurt Gow

Championship Standings – After Round Six
1st Kirk Gibbs – 409
2nd Dean Ferris – 394 (YZ450F)
3rd Todd Waters – 388
4th Matt Moss – 381
5th Kade Mosig - 323

 

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