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Dean Ferris signs with Factory Yamaha for AMA Pro Motocross championship | News

Dean Ferris has signed with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing for the upcoming Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship as the replacement rider for the injured Aaron Plessinger.

Ferris’ first appearance for the team will be next weekend at the opening round of the championship, The Hangtown Classic on May 18.

“I’m super excited about this opportunity to race with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team,” said Ferris. “I’ve won a lot of races on the YZ450F, so it’s a perfect fit for me to start my campaign in America. I’m looking forward to getting the outdoor season rolling in Hangtown next weekend!”

Jim Perry – Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team Manager is excited to have Ferris on the team. “Dean is a multi-time Australian Motocross Champion with a goal to race in the U.S. Timing is everything and he will get a great opportunity to do so in the Lucas Oil Motocross Championship as Aaron continues to make progress in his recovery.”

Aaron Plessinger continues to recover from his broken heel injury sustained at the Daytona round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross. The 450SX class rookie had surgery following the crash but is unsure when he’ll return to racing.

Photo: Haggis Hartman – Dean Ferris MXGP