In the MXGP class, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Ferris enjoyed mixed results. Placing a determined fifth in Saturday’s qualification, Ferris entered Sunday in a confident mood. Placing well off the start in race one, the Husqvarna rider then spent the first half of the race riding too defensive. Despite picking up his pace in the latter stages of the race he was unable to reel the group in front of him back in and finished ninth. Set to improve his position in race two, Ferris held eighth for the majority of the race. But with two laps to go he crashed and dropped back to 15th.
Recording another consistent set of results in MXGP, Nathan Watson ended his weekend in Loket with a pair of 13th place results. Getting boxed out off the start in both races, the young Brit rode strongly to fight his way back inside the top 15. Delivering his best result in race two, Watson just missed out on a top 10 result by five seconds.
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.