CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris has taken the round seven victory at the Green Park circuit, Conondale, Queensland.
When gates dropped for Moto 1, it was Crankt Protein Honda Racing Team’s Long who fought off a hard charging Waters to take the first MXStore holeshot of the day.
After only a short time Waters move in to the race lead, while Ferris also managed to get by Long to slot in to second position.
From there, Ferris and Waters checked out, leaving Long, Mosig, Gibbs and Jay Wilson to fight for the remaining positions behind them.
With only nine minutes run, the Thor MX1 class began to head in to lapped traffic, allowing Ferris to close in on Water’s lead, and set the first moto up as a dash to the finish line. Waters managed to hold off Ferris and take the Moto 1 victory.
When the gates dropped in race two the Crankt Honda machine of Wilson took the hole shot and moved in to the race lead.
However, he didn’t stay there for long – after only a few turns Wilson stalled, allowing Ferris, Waters and Gibbs to move up to positions one and two and three.
But in what was a big upset for race one winner Waters, the Suzuki rider went down on lap one, and was forced to re-join the race in 14th position, dashing his hopes of an overall victory at Conondale.
With five minutes left to run positions remained unchanged, Ferris maintaining his lead on Gibbs, while Waters occupied the final podium position in third.
And it was in that order that they stayed. Ferris taking the final moto win from Gibbs who crossed the finish line for the last time today in second. Waters who put in one of the hardest fought rides of the day, charged back from his earlier crash to finish in third.
The Moss brothers were no where to be seen at Conondale with Kawasaki stating their absence was due to personal reasons.
Dean Ferris – CDR Yamaha – Round 7 Overall Winner
“I’m really happy to get another round win. It was one of those rounds where it could have gone either way because of the conditions. I’m usually pretty comfortable in the mud, but so are Todd and Kirk,” Ferris shared.
“Two wins in a row is a good start to the second half of the season for me. After that round at Wanneroo, I’ve just wanted to lay a solid foundation and I feel like we’re doing that.
“I’ve got six points to make up on Gibbs now, and compared to where we were two rounds ago that gap was pretty big, being down 27 points. But we’ve bounced back, and that’s what CDR Yamaha is all about.”
Thor MX1 round seven results
1) Dean Ferris – 67 points
2) Todd Waters – 65 points
3) Kirk Gibbs – 60 points
4) Kade Mosig – 58 points
5) Jacob Wright – 50 points
6) Dylan Long – 50 points
7) Jay Wilson – 50 points
8) Daniel Banks – 43 points
9) Luke Wilson – 43 points
10) Michael Menchi – 42 points
Thor MX1 Championship Standings
1) Kirk Gibbs – 470 points
2) Dean Ferris – 464 points
3) Todd Waters – 455 points
4) Kade Mosig – 381 points
5) Matt Moss – 381 points
6) Dylan Long – 359 points
7) Jay Wilson – 296 points
8) Jacob Wright – 291 points
9) Michael Menchi– 265 points
10) Daniel Banks – 253 points