Motorcycling Australia (MA) has named their replacement for the injured Dean Ferris. Newly crowned Australian MX2 Champion Luke Clout will replace Ferris, who broke his femur last weekend at the MXGP of Brazil. Clout will join Chad Reed and Matt Moss.
“It’s always disappointing to have injuries affect the team but we are fortunate to have a strong group of riders that nominated for this year’s event and having Luke available to join the team to replace Dean is terrific,” said Mark Luksich, Chairman of the MX/SX Commission, in a statement.
Dean Ferris Update
Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to confirm that Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing team rider Dean Ferris, who suffered a broken right Femur in the second moto at the penultimate round of the 2014 MXGP World Championship in Brazil, looks set to return to Europe next week.
Undergoing surgery immediately following his fall, an interlocking nail was inserted into his Femur. Dean is already walking with the aid of crutches and in very good spirits considering the seriousness of his injury. Although potentially a very serious injury, Dean’s fracture was ‘a very clean break’, which doctors hope will result in a straightforward recovery. The medical team who carried out the operation said that they were pleased with the way the surgery went.
Antti Pyrhönen (Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager): “Considering everything that he has been through in the last few days, Dean has shown incredibly professionalism, although obviously he’s massively disappointed because he was very much heading in the right direction to reach his goal of getting onto the MXGP podium by the end of the season. He is still in Brazil at this time, and must stay for around one week more, but then we hope to fly him back to Europe. He had a very clean fracture, which is a good thing. The operation to insert the rod into his leg went well, and now he starts his recovery. Everyone at Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing and Husqvarna Motorcycles wishes Dean a speedy recovery.”