Kyogle talent wins on the world stage
KYOGLE dirt-bike racer Dean Ferris has celebrated his first win in the FIM Motocross World Championships in Belgium.
Ferris, 23, dominated the weekend starting in pole position with 19,000 spectators watching on.
He rides for the Monster Energy Yamaha team and it was their first win of the season with 15 rounds of the 17-round series now complete.
"It was a perfect weekend really and the key was to get two good starts," Ferris said.
"I've won a GP now so the monkey is off the back and the next race will be good for me.
"I'm one of only four Australians to be on a GP podium and to win and be in the records book is pretty special.
"At the beginning of the year I had a goal of winning a grand prix.
"I knew I'd be super-stoked if it happened and I'm pumped that I actually got one."
The win puts him the elite company with previous Australian winners Chad Reed, Jeff Leisk and Andrew McFarlane.
Ferris had a strong lead after the opening race and increased it further in the second.
He will next compete in the FIM in Germany and the Netherlands.