Ferris is back on board with Yamaha
TWO-TIME MX Nationals champion Dean Ferris will be back on board with the CDR Yamaha team for the 2018 motocross and supercross season.
Despite strong interest from overseas, the Kyogle rider returns to the CDR Yamaha fold for the third year running.
Team owner Craig Dack is excited to again have Ferris back on his YZ450F and is looking forward to contin- uing a successful relation- ship that has rewarded both parties with back-to-back MX National titles.
"Working with Dean over the past two seasons has been a gratifying experience for everyone here at CDR Yamaha,” Dack said.
"His professionalism, dedication and pure determination rubs off on the entire team and we feel he is the perfect fit for what CDR Yamaha strives for.
"He has grown into his role as the number one rider in Australia and has become an extremely good ambassador for the sport.
"He is giving of his time with the fans and happy to work with young kids who look up to him.
"He has become a true professional and we are humbled that he will continue with CDR Yamaha and together we can chase more championship success.”
It wasn't an easy decision for Ferris, who still wants to race internationally at the highest level, especially after a one-off appearance in the United States showed he is capable of mixing it up with anyone in the world.
But with a tight racing economy, his options were limited and Ferris opted to stay put.
"My decision didn't include other teams in Australia,” Ferris said.
"If the right opportunity presented itself in the US, then I would have looked into it but if I was staying in Australia then it was always going to be CDR Yamaha.
"The past two years have been the best of my career and I have formed some great relationships with everyone on the team.
"I'm excited to stay with CDR Yamaha and look forward to 2018. The new YZ450F is amazing and we have barely scratched the surface of the bike.”