CDR Yamaha‰Ûªs Dean Ferris now has a huge 75 point lead in the premier MX1 championship after another dominant performance at round eight of the Motul MX Nationals, held at Port Macquarie, over the weekend.
75 points, which means he is over a full round ahead of his rivals, means Ferris has the opportunity to lock up the championship at the penultimate round at Toowoomba‰Ûªs Echo Valley, on August 13.
Ferris was again in fine form on the weekend and showed exactly why he has built up such a huge lead over the first eight rounds. It was a clean sweep of every point available at Port Macquarie as Ferris was the fastest qualifier in the Superpole Lap, then went on to win both motos in a wheel perfect day.
With a maximum of 73 points available at each round, a good round at Toowoomba just might be enough to secure the championship win for the second time in a row, but the down to earth Kyogle resident isn‰Ûªt getting ahead of himself.
‰ÛÏThe weekend went really well for me and it‰Ûªs not often that a rider gains maximum points in the MX1 class as the competition is so tough,‰Û