Monster Energy / Yamaha rider Dean Ferris was hired to fill-in for the injured Aaron Plessinger for the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and was expected to continue racing the Yamaha even after AP returned, but those plans have changed. “Due to a wide range of factors and careful consideration my time here in the USA has come to an end,” Dean said from Instagram. “I’d like to start by saying a huge Thank You to all of you for the amazing support I have received since declaring my intentions to race the AMA @promotocross championship. It has been a crazy few months trying to make it all happen! But upon mutual agreement with Monster Energy Factory Yamaha I finalised my contract after Southwick National and will not be lining up this weekend at Redbud, I will instead be returning home to Australia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their support throughout the first half of the season.”

This comes as a big surprise to us and we would hate to speculate on the exact reason Dean is heading home. We appreciated having the #103 on the gate and hope it is not the last we see of him here in the States.

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Due to a wide range of factors and careful consideration my time here in the USA has come to an end. I’d like to start by saying a huge Thank You to all of you for the amazing support I have received since declaring my intentions to race the AMA @promotocross championship. It has been a crazy few months trying to make it all happen! But upon mutual agreement with Monster Energy Factory Yamaha I finalised my contract after Southwick National and will not be lining up this weekend at Redbud, I will instead be returning home to Australia. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the team for their support throughout the first half of the season and would like to wish both @aaronplessinger_7 & @justinbarcia a killer second half 👊🏼 I would also like to thank @foxmoto @foxracingaustralia @recover8_au and everyone else who helped make it all possible! . I will give everyone another update regarding what’s next for me in the coming couple of weeks when I get home and confirm it all. . Thank you again for all your ongoing support 👊🏼🇦🇺 . 📸@j_reedphotos #deanferris #motocross #moto #mxracing #103 #111

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