Could Aussie Dean Ferris fill in for injured MXGP athlete Romain Febvre?


Being a bench racer sometimes I see things on the internet that one has to cross her fingers and hope that will be awesome if it was true moment. Another moment has been bought to my attention, and the view is valid and plausible.

The opening round of the MXGP was held in Argentina 02 March, the racing was mint, and the excitement of 3 athletes going for the championship was going to make an epic season with Jeffery Herlings out with a broken foot. The rumours have been circling about Jeffery heading to the USA if this does eventuate it will be as big as Ryan Villopoto going to the MXGPs we’ll have to wait and see. Anyway, the racing at the opening round was mint, Tim Gajser was doing well, Antonio Cairoli was back to winning races, Romain Febvre was up in the lead group, then… A big crash, unable to remount his machine Romain Febvre was left needing medical attention, further investigation would reveal that Febvre had broken his right ankle, the Talus in two places.

The next big thing to come out of the rumour mill is that Australian Dean Ferris could be replacing the injured Romain Fevbre. Now if this is true it isn’t a stupid move, why? Dean has won 3 consecutive Australian National Motocross Championships on a Yamaha, Romain and Dean are separated by 1 year in age, and last time Ferris was at the MXGPs he was on the Podium and under the guidance of CDR Racing has developed Ferris into a Championship winning rider, sure CDR has a great crew to set up the machine, however, if a rider cannot communicate back to the team what is going on and where the machine is not in a comfortable state for them, well you don’t when championships, especially don’t win 3 in a row. Even if it is to fill in at Monster Energy Yamaha until the USA Motocross starts (which is May 18) all Aussies are hoping that Ferris finds a team to continue his racing career whether it be in America or the MXGP Circuit.

So the next few days/weeks will be very interesting with the next round of the MXGP headed for England’s Matterley Basin March 23rd.