Kyogle motocross star Dean Ferris has been selected to represent Australia in the Motocross of Nations just days before being crowned Australian champion for the second consecutive year.
CDR Yamaha mounted Ferris, 27, secured the championship by winning both MX1 450cc races at Towoomba’s Echo Valley circuit, with one round to spare in the championship.
After dominating the first eight rounds, there was tension in the Ferris camp with his partner Renae expecting their first child any day, but Dean cleared out and won the first race by 12 seconds and the second by six.
‘At the start of the year you have all these dreams and goals you want to achieve but rarely does it ever go 100% to plan but my 2017 season has been awesome,’ he said.
‘To win eight out of the nine rounds completed so far and win the championship with a round to go leaves me a little speechless. It has just been an amazing run.
‘Every round things have gone well and the CDR Yamaha team and I have just gone about our business each and every week and we have been rewarded with another championship.
‘I can’t thank everyone on the team for their 100% commitment to being the best and giving me exactly what I need to get the results we have.
Ferris said he has a great bunch of people and sponsors in the team that all have played a part in the success.
‘My family also played a huge part, my Mum, my partner Renae, Jon Hafey, Guy Andrews, Blue Dolphin Resort, SCOTT- so many people that contribute to this and they deserve plenty of recognition,’ he said.
Just days before taking his second consecutive title, Ferris was selected alongside Kirk Gibbs and Hunter Lawrence to represent Australia at the ‘Olympics of Motocross’ the Motocross of Nations at the Matterley Basin circuit in the UK.
Held since 1947, the Motocross of Nations pits the world’s best riders from 38 nations against each other on three classes of motorcycles.
‘I am stoked to be selected and representing Australia again this year along side Hunter Lawrence and Kirk Gibbs,’ an excited Ferris posted on his blog.
‘I have raced Matterley Basin before, it’s a track that will suit the Aussies and I believe we have the best team we’ve had in years so will make for great racing.’