News 5 Jul 2019

Factory Yamaha splits with Ferris midway through Pro Motocross

Triple Australian champion returning home after mutually parting ways.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing has released a statement revealing it’s mutually agreed to part ways with triple Australian champion Dean Ferris midway through the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Ferris, who was drafted in as a replacement for injured team regular Aaron Plessinger, was understood to be signed for the entire 12-round champion despite the premier class rookie’s looming return, which was eventually made at Southwick.

The statement read that Ferris will return home to Australia, although the popular New South Welshman is yet to address his new-found situation.

“It was a pleasure to have Dean filling in for the opening rounds of the 2019 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship while Aaron was recovering from injury,” said team manager Jim Perry.

“Now that Aaron has returned to his #7 YZ450F, the Aussie national champ has decided to return home down under. The Monster Energy Factory Yamaha team appreciated his strong work ethic and commitment while in the states, we wish him all the best in the future.”

Ferris is currently ranked eighth in the championship standings, directly behind lead Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing rider Justin Barcia. The Australian scored numerous top finishes in the opening six rounds, with the seventh stop scheduled for this weekend at RedBud.

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