Ferris Confirmed for KTM

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KTM Motorsports has announced that Aussie Dean Ferris will ride for the Red Bull KTM team in American supercross and motocross alongside Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin.

Ferris, 23, has been linked to the Red Bull KTM team in the US for the past month after starring at the 2013 edition of the FIM Motocross of Nations (click here for initial report).

Despite originally being announced to be remaining with Dixon Yamaha in MXGP for 2014, Ferris will now relocate to California for his maiden American campaign.

He will contest the West Coast Supercross Lites series, followed by the American 250 Motocross Championship aboard the KTM 250 SX-F.

“It’s always been my dream to race in the US and I’m really excited about being given this opportunity with Red Bull KTM,” Ferris beamed. “I’m especially excited about getting the chance to learn from Roger DeCoster and work alongside Dungey, Roczen and Musquin.

“I have a lot of learning to do so I couldn’t ask for a better, more experienced group to guide me through my transition into the US racing circuit.”

Ferris is already in the US and will make his official debut with the team in a month’s time at Anaheim 1 on 4 January 2014.

Click here for a Catching Up interview with Ferris on MotoOnline.com.au this morning.

- See more at: http://www.motoonline.com.au/2013/12/03/confirmed-ferris-completes-four-rider-2014-us-red-bull-ktm-team/#sthash.tlGevnE3.dpuf

Iconic US-based Red Bull KTM team manager Roger DeCoster will be applying minimal pressure on Dean Ferris in 2014, using the season as a learning experience before setting higher targets for 2015.

Ferris was officially confirmed this morning to be joining Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin in America full time next year (click here for details).

DeCoster is looking forward to working alongside Ferris, impressed with his performance during the Motocross of Nations for Team Australia earlier this year.

“I’m really glad we were able to add a fourth rider to the squad,” DeCoster said. “With Ken moving up, it’s good for Marvin to have a teammate to train alongside as he works toward finishing one better and winning the East Coast SX title.

“I was very impressed with Dean’s speed at the Motocross des Nations this year and I’m interested to see what he can do in the outdoors.

“Having only just arrived in the US a month before the start of the Supercross season, the upcoming series will more or less be a learning season for him with higher expectations for 2015.”

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