Factory Yamaha Rider Tim Ferry to Race in Canada for THQ World Supercross GP Championship AURORA, III. (November 29, 2004) - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division announced today that former 125cc supercross champion Tim Ferry,...
Factory Yamaha Rider Tim Ferry to Race in Canada for THQ World Supercross GP Championship
AURORA, III. (November 29, 2004) - Clear Channel Entertainment's Motor Sports division announced today that former 125cc supercross champion Tim Ferry, of Dade City, Fla., will race his factory Yamaha in the 2004-2005 THQ World Supercross GP.
Ferry, 29, will use the two international THQ World Supercross GP races at SkyDome in Toronto December 4 and BC Place in Vancouver on December 11 to showcase his championship run in 2004-2005.
Last year Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas, defended Yamaha's THQ World Supercross GP championship that was won by Chad Reed. This year Yamaha has two of their top riders - in Voss and Ferry - contending for the coveted championship.
"I've been injured for the better part of last year, and I need to get back on the race track and the races in Toronto and Vancouver provide the competition and track design that I need," said Ferry. "I did the THQ World Supercross GP in 2002 and the tracks are were the same overseas so it's great experience."
Other top riders that are committed to race in the THQ World Supercross GP championship are three-time supercross champion Ricky Carmichael, former World Motocross champion Sebastien Tortelli, 2001 125cc Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Series champion Travis Pastrana and 2004 THQ World Supercross GP champion Heath Voss.
The two international races coupled with 15 of the domestic races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. Last season Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas piloted his Mach 1 Yamaha to the THQ World Supercross GP championship, earning top honors and giving Yamaha its second world championship in as many seasons.