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Defending MX1 ProMX Champion, Dean Ferris, was unable to compete at Maitland for Round 4 after a practice crash.

Unfortunately, the weekend wasn’t good for the current MX1 champ, Dean Ferris, who fell in the first practice session of the weekend and was unable to race at Maitland for Round 4 of the 2024 Penrite ProMX Championship. It was a heavy hit that saw Ferris lay motionless on the track as track marshals rushed to him.

He was taken to RACESAFE and then onto hospital for further evaluation. He was concussed from a head hit and then when assessed in hospital, they detected some broken metatarsals in his hand.

Under Motorcycling Australia protocols, Ferris must remain off the bike for 12 days before gaining a clearance to ride, but the hand injury will exceed that so he will be sidelined for 4-6 weeks has he recovers.

“I’m doing ok but pretty disappointed as I was really looking forward to this round and getting my season back on track,” Ferris stated when he returned to the track on Sunday. “I raced well in Toowoomba a couple of weeks ago, won here last year and felt the momentum was beginning to build again for me.

“I recall feeling good on the opening laps and then started to pick up the pace when I jumped the inside after turn 3 and it felt like I clipped the dirt mound that marked the track and it then spat me over the bars. I recall the landing seemed pretty violent and it took me a bit to get my head together but I was fine by the time I was on the way to hospital and was able to remember what happened.

“The aim now it to get myself fit and heathy again and target the last three rounds of the championship for when I return,” Ferris ends.

Round five of the ProMX is headed back to South Australia and the Murray Bridge circuit about an hour out of Adelaide.