News 13 Aug 2022

Ferguson named Fox replacement at GasGas Racing Team

Teenager gains factory opportunity for ProMX season-remainder.

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MX2 standout Noah Ferguson will replace the injured Blake Fox at GasGas Racing Team for the final two rounds of the Penrite ProMX Championship, beginning with Queensland Moto Park tomorrow.

Fox sustained season-ending knee injuries in July and won’t be fit until next year, which has resulted in GasGas signing 19-year-old Ferguson into the factory operation.

“It’s a really good opportunity for me to join the GasGas Racing Team and I’m excited for these final two rounds of ProMX,” Ferguson commented. “There has been a lot of hard work going into this year and I’ve had a lot of great people behind me, so this is a nice reward after the results we’ve been able to put in.

“I’ve had a good couple of weeks on the team’s MC 250F leading into QMP, so I’m confident I can put in a good performance there and I can’t wait for my home round at Coolum next weekend as well! Hopefully we can finish off the season really strong together.”

It’s a timely opportunity for Ferguson to join the GasGas Racing Team riding the MC 250F, currently ranked sixth in the 2022 point-standings following six rounds. His season-high result came at Maitland in June, where he claimed third overall.

KTM Group Australia motorsport manager Kyle Blunden added: “Noah is an exciting young talent that we have been keeping an eye throughout the series and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the team. With Blake Fox out for the remainder of the season rehabilitating from successful knee surgery, it has opened up a spot on our MC 250F.

“Noah’s had great support from many people and we thank them for allowing him to join the GASGAS Racing Team and fill that spot at this late stage of the season. We’re excited to get behind the gates again at round seven of the ProMX at QMP this weekend.”

Fox, meanwhile, has been on the road to recovery since undergoing knee surgery recently and will unfortunately be sidelined for the remainder of 2022. The MX2 rookie had been building momentum in the first half of ProMX prior to his season-ending injuries in July.