GASGAS Racing Team will take a refreshed approach to its 2023 Australian ProMX Championship prospects, with inspiring MX1 challenger Regan Duffy joined by the ultra-fast Noah Ferguson to complete an exciting, youthful line-up primed to ‘Get On The Gas’ from this Sunday at Wonthaggi.
The comeback of Western Australian Duffy defines grit and determination, with the MC 450F rider overcoming multiple hurdles to return to national competition following life-threatening injuries sustained in October 2021.
Despite requiring surgery on a broken thumb sustained during the pre-season, Duffy enters the upcoming campaign eager to rip in as he makes a welcome comeback to national motocross following his absence while recovering last year.
In the MX2 class, Queensland talent Ferguson has experienced a strong pre-season, training hard as part of the Beaton’s Pro Formula program to be in the best possible shape as he enters his first full campaign as part of the GASGAS Racing Team.
Ferguson’s immense speed has been on display in the build-up to nationals this year, finishing second overall at the opening round of the Sunshine State MX Series in Coolum onboard his MC 250F, competing against some of the best MX2 talent in the country.
The first round of eight in the highly-anticipated 2023 Australian ProMX Championship will take place at Wonthaggi, VIC, this Sunday, 5 March.
Kyle Blunden (KTM Group Australia Motorsport Manager): “We’ve taken a fun and fresh approach to the GASGAS Racing Team in 2023 and I’m very excited to see what Regan and Noah can do throughout the ProMX season. The drive and determination from both riders has been inspiring. To see Regan back on a bike again following his injury is amazing and Noah has continued to build following a successful debut supercross season. The whole team has been working incredibly hard, we’ve had a good off-season with some races under our belt and the mechanics have done a phenomenal job with the bikes. The trucks are on their way and the riders are ready to ‘Get On The Gas’ at this Sunday’s opening round of the ProMX at Wonthaggi.”
Regan Duffy: “Honestly, it’s been a tough pre-season for me. I started the year getting some good bike time and I was feeling good and getting to a good place mentally and physically, but unfortunately, I had a crash and broke my thumb and had to get surgery, which sidelined me for about six weeks. I’ve been on the bike for about three weeks now and I’ve been slowly building back. I had another crash last week practicing and hurt the same arm a little – nothing drastic, but it hasn’t been the best pre-season I’ve had. In saying that, I’m stoked to get back to the races and I worked out it will have been 504 days between races for me! I’m back with a crew of familiar faces and a new mechanic, and we get along great. The aim is to get through round one safe and do my best, I’ll definitely give it all I’ve got because I’m not someone who rolls over easy, so I can’t wait to get back to races and see everyone.”
Noah Ferguson: “I’m really looking forward to getting to the races and kicking off my first full season with the team. I’m stoked we had the chance to race supercross together, I think it’s going to help us start this year off strong. I’ve had a really good pre-season, I’ve worked my butt off down in Victoria with the Beaton crew and I’m ready to go. We’ve done some testing with the team and our engine and suspension package is unreal and I’m confident that we’re in for a good season. I’m keen to get after it this weekend in Wonthaggi and get ourselves some solid points.”