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Josh Grant Stands in for Aaron Plessinger in Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team | News

Josh Grant will fill in for injured Monster Energy Yamaha rider Aaron Plessinger for the remainder of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, starting with this weekend’s race in Seattle.

Grant has had good results with Yamaha in the past, turning a lot of heads as a rookie when he won the 2009 season opener at Anaheim One aboard the Yamaha YZ450F. The Californian brings with him a wealth of experience racing in the 450SX class. After some time off in 2018, Grant feels refreshed and looks to deliver solid results for the Factory Yamaha team.

“Although I’m bummed for Aaron, I’m really excited to have this opportunity with Yamaha. I plan to hold the fort down for him while he takes the necessary time to heal. I was coming off of an injury last season in Supercross, it was unfortunate and took longer to heal than expected but it allowed me to reset my entire body and I feel surprisingly fresh this year,” said Grant.

“The last time I rode a Yamaha was 2014. From the moment I hopped on the bike for the first time last week, I noticed right away that the team has made a lot of changes that helped the bike in so many ways. I felt comfortable right away and I look forward to bringing that comfort to the race track on Saturday nights.”