Former Australian MX1 Champion Dean Ferris had a trying weekend at the fifth round of the ProMX championship at Maitland, NSW, last weekend.
The Kyogle, NSW, native qualified in fourth and finished 7th and 3rd respectively in the two MX 1 races.
“I felt great in qualifying, I knew we had the pace and that we would be competitive,” Ferris explained. “Unfortunately, we went the wrong way with some of the changes we made to the motorcycles in race one, and I also crashed which made things worse. In race 2 I moved to 3rd and stayed there. The track was tricky as there wasn’t a lot of traction, so it was hard to make up ground. Losing the race by less than 4 seconds was trying on me and the team as we were right there.”
Ferris and the team have evaluated the weekend and will work on several things going into round 6 at Coffs Harbour. Dean and the team know that the MX1 championship is far from over and will do everything they can to contend for the overall.
“I know anything can happen in racing and I will fight to the very end. We have a few things we need to work on, and we will be back stronger,” Ferris concluded.