Multi-time Australian champion to make first AMA outdoor start at Hangtown.
Triple Australian motocross champion Dean Ferris is savouring the opportunity to contest the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, as his debut in the series looms this weekend at Hangtown.
Ferris, who’ll sport number 103 this season, signed a deal with Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing just two weeks ago following an eight-month ordeal in attempting to secure a ride in the American championship.
“I’m really stoked to get this opportunity with Monster Energy Yamaha,” Ferris stated. “It’s been a long eight months trying to secure a deal here in the US since I finished up in Australia – to pull it off is a dream come true.
“It’s also something I’ve been working towards for the last 10 years, to do the AMA outdoors and now it’s finally happening. I’m really looking forward to the whole season and really looking forward this weekend in Hangtown and getting the ball rolling.
“I have to give a huge thank you to everyone who got me to this point and I’ll be working as hard as I can to make everyone proud.”
The popular Queenslander, a former MXGP World Championship regular, previously raced in America during the 2014 supercross season with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing, however a wrist injury saw him denied of making a start in Pro Motocross, and instead return to grand prix racing.