News 3 Dec 2013

DeCoster anticipates promising learning year for Ferris in 2014

Next year key for Ferris' transition into American racing.

Roger DeCoster will welcome Dean Ferris into Red Bull KTM in 2014. Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Iconic US-based Red Bull KTM team manager Roger DeCoster will be applying minimal pressure on Dean Ferris in 2014, using the season as a learning experience before setting higher targets for 2015.

Ferris was officially confirmed this morning to be joining Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin in America full time next year (click here for details).

DeCoster is looking forward to working alongside Ferris, impressed with his performance during the Motocross of Nations for Team Australia earlier this year.

“I’m really glad we were able to add a fourth rider to the squad,” DeCoster said. “With Ken moving up, it’s good for Marvin to have a teammate to train alongside as he works toward finishing one better and winning the East Coast SX title.

“I was very impressed with Dean’s speed at the Motocross des Nations this year and I’m interested to see what he can do in the outdoors.

“Having only just arrived in the US a month before the start of the Supercross season, the upcoming series will more or less be a learning season for him with higher expectations for 2015.”

Ferris’ addition to the team marks an expansion of sorts as Dungey and Roczen ride 450s full time, while Musquin and Ferris will spearhead KTM’s 250 effort.

Ferris will ride West Coast Supercross Lites, which commences on 4 January 2014 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium.