Western Australian duo to benefit from experienced team members believes Ferris.
Three-time Pirelli MX Nationals MX1 champion Dean Ferris has declared he’s willing to mentor youthful Australian teammates Kyle Webster (Penrite Pirelli CRF Honda Racing) and Regan Duffy (Raceline KTM Thor) at Assen’s Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations (MXoN) this weekend in the Netherlands.
Webster, 23, and Duffy, 17, will represent the country for the very first time at the prestigious event this Saturday and Sunday, while Ferris, a former MXGP World Championship regular, will do the honour for the sixth time in his career.
While the pair are inexperienced on the world stage in comparison to Ferris, the Raceline Recover8 KTM rider is confident that sharing his knowledge, along with the years of experience of team manager Michael Byrne and Gary Benn, will allow the Western Australian duo to smoothly race through the weekend.
“I’m pretty familiar with everything that goes on over there and the whole scene, so for Regan and Kyle, I’ll help out wherever I can,” Ferris explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “We’ve got Gary Benn and Byrner as well – they’ve been there and done that.
“I know they’re young, but they’re eager and there are some old fellas to look out for them. I think it’s awesome – they’re young and have a lot of energy, so it’s definitely a good team that we’ve got.”
Webster, one of the country’s most elite sand riders, was named in the initial three-man squad to contest the MXD category, while Duffy was called in to replace Mitch Evans (Team Honda 114 Motorsport) in the Open class – his selection coming after a glowing Manjimup 15,000 performance aboard the 450 while also claiming the 2019 MXD crown.