Motocross

Dean Ferris and CDR Yamaha celebrate championship number two

Posted:

Dean Ferris and CDR Yamaha celebrate championship number two
CDR Yamaha‰Ûªs Dean Ferris has made it back to back MX Nationals crowns after securing the 2017 championship win with a scintillating performance at the penultimate round of the series, at Toowoomba.

Entering round nine at the picturesque Echo Valley Circuit, Ferris held at 73-point advantage over his nearest rivals after dominating the opening eight rounds. With 73points available at each round, Ferris needed either a round win in Toowoomba or to beat Kirk Gibbs on the day to lock down his second consecutive MX1 MX Nationals championship victory, with one round to spare.

Adding to the tension was the fact his partner Renae is also expecting the couples‰Ûª first baby so there was a race against riders, a race against time and a race against mother nature but all was handled calmly by the 27 year old Kyogle resident who delivered the championship to the CDR Yamaha team again but the baby is still waiting for its own grand entrance into the world.

‰ÛÏAt the start of the year you have all these dreams and goals you want to achieve but rarely does it ever go 100% to plan but my 2017 season has been awesome,‰Û
Dean Ferris and CDR Yamaha celebrate championship number two
Ferris in action at Toowoomba. Credit: MXN Images
Ferris started the day in good form but not looking as sharp as usual during the morning practice and could only muster third in the Go Pro Superpole qualifying event. But that didn‰Ûªt mean much when the gates dropped in moto one and within two laps, Ferris had taken control of the race and started eyeing off another race victory. Kirk Gibbs slotted in behind him and while he never got close enough to make a passing attempt, he kept Ferris on his toes all the way to the finish line, where Dean took the race win by twelve seconds.

Race two was a carbon copy of the opening moto, with Ferris gaining the upper hand on the opening lap and set about reeling off lap after lap at a relentless pace. This time he cleared out to a six second lead and crossed the finish line with fist raised in the air before celebrating with his team.

‰ÛÏWinning championships like this mean so much to me and I‰Ûªm proud to have won the MX Nationals again, especially with such a talented group of riders this year.

‰ÛÏMy bike has been spot on every round and the work that Aiden, Brad, Gary and Sam do back in the work shop makes my life easier on race day.

‰ÛÏGetting it done today means we go to Coolum and enjoy the final round without championship pressure. The only thing I need to worry about now is when the baby arrives but I can‰Ûªt control that so I will just roll with the punches on that one,‰Û
Dean Ferris and CDR Yamaha celebrate championship number two
The champagne flies on the podium. Credit: MXN Images
The 10th and final round of the championship now moves to the Coolum circuit on the Sunshine Coast this weekend. Although Ferris has locked up the championship, he plans to keep his foot well and truly on the gas pedal as he will lead Australia‰Ûªs team at the Motocross of Nations in September where he can again show case his talents to the world.

Main Photo: The CDR Yamaha team celebrate with Ferris
Credit: MXN Images

For a full list of results click here:

Share Article:

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Tumblr
Pinterest
Reddit
Email
Print
Action Sports Decals

More News: Latest Headlines

More News: Latest Headlines

Motocross

Ryder DiFrancesco to make AMA Pro Motocross Championship Debut

Motocross

Maitland Sets The Stage For Second Half Of 2022 ProMX Championship

Supercross

MDK Motorsports Added To The 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship Roster

Trials

Toni Bou Rebounds At 2022 TrialGP of Andorra For 200th Win

Supercross

Dream Traxx Tasked With Track Design for FIM World Supercross Championship

Enduro

Manuel Lettenbichler Wins Red Bull Erzbergrodeo 2022

Motocross

Eli Tomac Wins At High Point While Jett Lawrence Goes Straight

Motocross

Hunter Lawrence will race with Team Honda HRC in 2023 and 2024

Trials

Adam Raga Comes Out On Top At TrialGP of Andorra Day One

Motocross

The Emergency Department – 2022 AMA Pro Motocross Round 4 High Point – Who’s In And Out

Supercross

MotoConcepts Racing Honda Unveils Rider Lineup for FIM World Supercross Championship

Desert Racing

Records Tumble At 2022 Tatts Finke Desert Race As David Walsh Secures a Three-Peat
Zeta Header

What's On This Week

FIM Motocross World Championship - Round 12
MXGP of Indonesia - Samota-Sumbawa
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 5
GP of Poland - Gorzow
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
ProMX Championship - Round 5
Maitland, NSW
Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Featured:

Hands-On With The Stark Varg Electric Motocross Bike

MTX Sprockets and XAM Chains

Is The Motocross Future Now With Stark Varg?

Fusport XP2 Review

Under or Over – We pit Fly Racing’s Revel Race Roost Guard against the Fly Barricade Zip Vest.

Into the Night – Part Two

What's On This Week

FIM Motocross World Championship - Round 12
MXGP of Indonesia - Samota-Sumbawa
Sunday, June 26th, 2022
FIM Speedway Grand Prix - Round 5
GP of Poland - Gorzow
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
ProMX Championship - Round 5
Maitland, NSW
Sunday, June 26th, 2022