Australian Dean Ferris has announced his intention to quit domestic championship racing in his homeland and head to the USA full-time for 2019.
The three-time Australian motocross champion will leave the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team and won’t defend his title next season.
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Interestingly, the 28-year-old is a free agent when it comes to the US with no deal currently signed. And although he intends to race the highly competitive 450 class, which he says he is more suited too, he will still be a sought-after signing.
But don’t expect to see him line up for Supercross come Anaheim 1 – he is all-in for motocross and motocross only, telling MotoOnline.com.au, “I want to focus on motocross, generally because it’s my passion more so than supercross. “While I am pretty good at supercross, I would rather just focus on the outdoors at this moment in time – getting an outdoor contract is the goal.”
Taking to social media, Ferris added: “Not 100 per cent sure on the how yet, but it’s time to make it happen.”