Kyogle's Dean Ferris in action.
Kyogle's Dean Ferris in action.

Ferris wheels into German contention

AUSTRALIAN dirt-bike racer Dean Ferris will lay it on the line in the German round of the MX1 Motocross World Championship at Teutschenthal this weekend.

The 19-year-old from Kyogle will join the Honda Martin team in his world championship debut, securing the ride after finishing 11th in the second round of the Belgium national motocross championship last Sunday against a host of international stars.

The teenager is obviously rapt with the weekend ahead.

“I'm excited that Honda Martin has given me this opportunity to race the factory Honda bike this weekend in Germany,” Ferris said.

“This will be an experience of a lifetime and I intend to make the most of it.

“Riding the factory Honda will set me on a level playing field with the GP riders and will give me a great opportunity to judge my speed against the world's topriders.”

Ferris' ambitions don't end there.

“My goal is to race in Europe in 2011 and having a GP under my belt will add to my experience,” he said.

“Hopefully I can prove I have what it takes to be a GP contender in the future.

“I am also going to take this learning experience back to Australia and use it to give myself a good shot at the Australian title.”

Ferris is coming third in the Australian motocross nationals in the pro open class with three rounds remaining.



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