Multiple Australian champion makes riding return.
Three-time Pirelli MX Nationals MX1 champion Dean Ferris has declared his discussions with teams on the AMA pro circuit have been developing positively, with a selection of options on the table for his maiden Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross campaign in 2019.
Ferris has enlisted the help of sports agent Lucas Mirtl, a Western Australian native who currently represents the Lawrence brothers, Martin brothers, and Ryan Villopoto amongst a host of AMA regulars.
“It’s going good, I’ve got an agent on the ground over there and we’ve got a few options,” Ferris explained to MotoOnline.com.au. “We’re just still going over some details, but it’s looking pretty good. Nothing is signed or done yet, it’s about assessing our options.”
Coming off his third-consecutive Australian motocross crown, which saw him capture 10 overall victories from 10 rounds, Ferris suffered a frightening crash at Jimboomba’s opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship in September, which ultimately ruled him out of the remainder of the short five-stop series.
Cleared to ride a number of weeks ago, the New South Welshman recommenced riding yesterday at his private facility in Kyogle aboard a relatively stock Yamaha YZ450F fitted with a handful of parts from his former team, CDR Yamaha Monster Energy.
“I’m fully recovered and was cleared to ride a few weeks ago, but I returned to riding yesterday after sorting out a bike to ride – everything feels really good,” he added.
“Yamaha gave me a bike, so thanks to them for getting me through – it’s pretty standard, but CDR has hooked me up with some suspension. So I’ve got something good enough to remain in shape and continue riding on.”