Dean Ferris will be filling in for injured Aaron Plessinger to take on the Hangtown Classic in less than two weeks.
Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing will be producing a different lineup this time due to some mishaps. Rider Aaron Plessinger is still recovering from his broken heel injury sustained this year in Supercross. Due to that, international racer Dean Ferris will be replacing the Plessinger to race in the opening round of the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship at the Hangtown Classic on May 18.
Dean Ferris is the defending champion of the Australian Motocross Championship. He rewrote records by being the first rider to win all 10 rounds of the series. He filled in for Romain Febvre in the MXGP World Championship earlier this season as Febvre sustained injuries. Ferris has aims of expanding his titles and show off his skills abroad.
“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,” says Monster Energy Yamaha team manager Jim Perry as quoted from Yamaha Racing.
“I’m super excited about this opportunity to race with the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team. 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!” adds Dean Ferris.