Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to confirm that Australian Dean Ferris will conclude the remainder of the FIM Motocross World Championship competing in the MXGP class for the Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing team.
After recent discussions, it has been agreed by both parties to bring an early termination to Rattray’s contract with Husqvarna Motorcycles’ MXGP team Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing.
With the MXGP of Belgium marking the final European stop in the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship there were some solid performances from Husqvarna Motorcycles.
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.