The CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team turned in a stunning team performance at rounds seven and eight of the Pirelli MX Nationals with both Dean Ferris and Dylan Long claiming race and round wins as well as podium positions in a hugely succcesful weekends' of racing for the powerful Yamaha MX1 team.
The MX Ranch circuit, near Newcastle, NSW, hosted a massive double header weekend of racing with rounds seven and eight of the MX Nationals held over the weekend. With a fast and flowing track, the racing was tight and intense and the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team had plenty of reasons to celebrate after the weekend.
Dean Ferris continued his round winning streak taking victory again on the weekend and now has racked up eight consecutive round wins in a row for the 2018 season. But, he didn‰Ûªt have it all his own way and Ferris had to overcome challenges from his team mate as well as his rivals to secure his victories.
Round seven saw Ferris shake off a spirited Brett Metcalfe to win the opening moto and then shadow his team mate Dylan Long in race two to cross the finish line in second place. The 1-2 results were good enough to stand on top of the podium and continue his relentless march forward in 2018.
Round eight was built on perseverance and consistency as it was the first time Ferris wasn‰Ûªt able to take a race win but his 2-2 results in the back to back format. Team mate Dylan Long took the first 15 minute moto win with Luke Clout claiming his first MX1 victory in the second.
Ferris kept his round win streak alive and he now has a massive 106-point lead over his rivals. With only 146 points available in the final two rounds, Ferris is edging closer to securing his third MX Nationals crown but remains fully focused on his quality of riding and not the results.
‰ÛÏI was really excited to come to Raymond Terrace as it has been a while since I have raced here,‰Û