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Honda Sweeps Queensland Motocross Champs

7 July 2009 – After three rounds of intense competition, the Queensland Motocross Championships wrapped up in Tivoli this weekend past, with Honda riders winning the round, and sweeping the overall results including the Pro Open and Pro Lites titles, plus three additional class wins.

The series, which also included rounds in Townsville and Emerald, attracted a large contingent of professional riders as well as the big names in the junior ranks.

It was so competitive, in fact, that the Pro Open class finished in a tie between Dalby Moto’s Stephen Smith on his #75 CRF450R and Wurth’s Motorcycles Simon Thompson, with the Honda rider winning the trophy on a count back.

Whilst Smith was a worthy recipient after battling consistently throughout the series, Woodstock Honda Thor Pro Lite star Dean Ferris made a spectacular return from injury, securing the round with a race win on Saturday and two second place finishes on Sunday.

"My aim for competing in Brisbane was to get my confidence back after returning from injury, and importantly to get some miles on the bike between rounds of the Australian Championship,” Ferris said.

"Brisbane is probably the hardest packed track that I've raced on in my life, but I'm happy with how well I adapted to it. This has really buoyed my confidence heading into the next round of the Australian Championship at Lakes in July."

Brendan Harrison – another Honda mounted rider – ultimately won the Lites class on his Noyes Motorcycles/Scott Bannon Racing prepped CRF250R, whilst Honda Thor Racing’s Jacob Wright took home the 13-14 YRS Junior Lites.

Jacob only narrowly missed out on securing a second class title (Junior 2/13-15 YRS) on his 2007 model CR125 after going into the last moto tied on points.

Finals glory also went to young Nicholas Scott who won the 12-13 150cc class on his Motorcycle Country CRF150R, as well as Caleb Ward (9-11 150cc) on his Cairns Honda CRF150R.

Honda Australia congratulates all of their riders and support teams on an unparalleled result.