Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Dean Ferris and Nathan Watson enjoyed solid performances at the GP of Finland – the team’s home race – with the duo placing sixth and 13th respectively in the overall MXGP class at Hyvinkää. The rough and demanding sand circuit ensured plenty of drama throughout the two days of competition, but for both Ferris and Watson it was a positive GP, one in which each rider delivered impressive results.
Delivering the best result for Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing in Sweden was the team’s youngest rider Nathan Watson. Now in his second race with the team the young British rider is beginning to settle into MXGP racing. Starting inside the top ten in race one, he eventually placed 14th. Race two faired much better with the 20-year-old improving one position to achieve a career best result of 13th.
Joining the team for Uddevalla, Australia’s Dean Ferris was hoping for a better return to MXGP action than he had. Placing seventh early on during race one, Ferris suffered numerous costly errors, which dropped him back to finish 13th.