Ferris Fires First Shot In 2018 MX Nationals | News
CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team star, Dean Ferris, has started the 2018 MX Nationals Championship in exactly the same manner in which he finished off the 2017 season. Dominating!
Ferris opened his championship account balance with a perfect 70 points over his long-time rival, Kirk Gibbs (KTM Motocross Racing Team). Closing out the podium for the opening round was young premier class rookie, Raceline Pirelli KTM’s Mitch Evans.
In the opening race Ferris and Gibbs traded blows early on before Ferris gained the ascendency and crossed the line with a three-second buffer over Gibbs, followed by Kade Mosig (DPH Motorsport Husqvarna), Brett Metcalfe (Penrite Honda Racing) and Evans.
The second race saw Ferris make one pass on the opening lap before stretching out a seven-second lead over Gibbs and Evans, with Luke Clout (KTM Motocross Racing Team) and Caleb Ward (Davey Motorsports Husqvarna) rounding out the top five.
“It was a good start to the year and just what myself and the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team were looking for,” Ferris begins. “The track was quite tough to ride and Kirk kept the pressure on me all the way but I enjoy racing like that and was satisfied with how things turned out.
“The team again did a great job and my bike worked well on a track that was tough to get the right set up.
“If I had to pick something I need to improve, it would be my qualifying positions. I didn’t get a great lap in qualifying and then I didn’t generate enough speed in the superpole lap but its hard to get too angry after winning both motos,” Ferris ends.
1. Dean Ferris (Yamaha) 70
2. Kirk Gibbs (KTM) 64
3. Mitch Evans (KTM) 56
4. Kade Mosig (Husqvarna) 53
5. Caleb Ward (Husqvarna) 51
6. Luke Clout (KTM) 50
7. Rhys Carter (Kawasaki) 48
8. Dylan Long (Yamaha) 46
9. Connor Tierney (Yamaha) 42
10. Joel Wightman (Honda) 40