News 21 Dec 2022

Duffy comeback confirmed with GasGas Racing Team signing

Return made official alongside Ferguson in revamped 2023 program.

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GasGas Racing Team has signed Regan Duffy for the 2023 season, his comeback officially confirmed for next year’s Penrite ProMX Championship alongside Noah Ferguson.

Western Australian 20-year-old Duffy is no stranger to winning races at a national level and is set to ‘Get On The Gas’ aboard the GASGAS MC 450F this coming season.

In 2021 as a rookie in the premier class with KTM, Duffy stunned onlookers by claiming the opening round victory at Wonthaggi and finished the shortened season in a close-fought second-place result overall.

Duffy’s career was placed on hold after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a state-based motocross event in October 2021, forcing him out of the 2022 season altogether while he prepared in the background with the goal of coming back in 2023.

“I’m really happy to be stepping onto the GasGas brand,” Duffy said. “To be back racing and to have this opportunity to showcase what I’m still able to do on the bike! Physically I’m back to full-strength riding, so I feel like by the time Wonthaggi rolls around, I’ll be in a better spot than what I’ve been previously, both with my fitness and preparation.

“I’m excited to get this season underway because, while it’s a new team, there are a lot of familiar faces around, so I’m really comfortable here already. I think a lot of people will have nerves on the start-line of round one, but for me, it’s going to feel like a massive weight off my shoulders and I can’t wait to get there!”

Now, KTM Group is excited to support Regan’s desire to return to the professional ranks, making a welcome addition to the MX1 class once again! It will be a remarkable occasion come Wonthaggi’s opening round on March 5 to see him back behind the starting gates at the highest level of competition in the country.

KTM Group Australia motorsport manager Kyle Blunden explained: “Seeing Regan back on the bike was a momentous occasion. He’s an inspiring young man with tremendous skill, determination and a big heart. He’s been back on the bike for some time now and is ready to immerse himself in a high-performance environment where he gets to chase his dreams again.”

In the MX2 category, emerging Queensland talent Ferguson has been rewarded for his race-winning potential and consistency with a full-time position on the GASGAS Racing Team for 2023.

“I’m over the moon to have secured a ride with the GasGas Racing Team for a full season and I’m feeling really good about 2023,” commented Ferguson. “This year I achieved a podium result with the team and we enjoyed supercross together, so we know what to expect and what we’re setting out to achieve.

“Having that experience with the team in the 2022 season and being familiar with the GASGAS MC 250F should set us up well for next year! We all want to be on the box and to fight for wins, so I’m looking forward to a great year ahead with the team.”

Also 20 years of age, Ferguson joined the GASGAS Racing Team in the final rounds of the 2022 ProMX season and remained for his rookie campaign in the Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX), which was highlighted with a breakout podium in Adelaide.

Ferguson finished both the ProMX and AUSX championships in fifth place overall and will be equipped with the GASGAS MC 250F when the gates drop on the 2023 outdoor season in Victoria.