GASGAS Racing Team has signed the youthful combination of Regan Duffy and Noah Ferguson for the 2023 Australian ProMX Championship, making for a striking new team roster in the new year.
Western Australian 20-year-old Regan Duffy is no stranger to winning races at a national level and is set to ‘Get On The Gas’ aboard the GASGAS MC 450F this coming season!
In 2021 as a rookie in the premier class, Duffy stunned onlookers by claiming the opening round victory at Wonthaggi and finished the shortened season in a close-fought second-place result overall.
Duffy’s career was placed on hold after sustaining life-threatening injuries in a state-based motocross event in October 2021, forcing him out of the 2022 season altogether while he prepared in the background with the goal of coming back in 2023.
Regan’s desire to return to the professional ranks is a welcome addition to the MX1 class once again! It will be a remarkable occasion come Wonthaggi’s opening round on March 5 to see him back behind the starting gates at the highest level of competition in the country.
“I’m really happy to be stepping onto the GASGAS brand, to be back racing and to have this opportunity to showcase what I’m still able to do on the bike! Physically I’m back to full-strength riding, so I feel like by the time Wonthaggi rolls around, I’ll be in a better spot than what I’ve been previously, both with my fitness and preparation,” Duffy said. “I’m excited to get this season underway because, while it’s a new team, there are a lot of familiar faces around, so I’m really comfortable here already. I think a lot of people will have nerves on the start-line of round one, but for me, it’s going to feel like a massive weight off my shoulders and I can’t wait to get there!”
In the MX2 category, emerging Queensland talent Noah Ferguson has been rewarded for his race-winning potential and consistency with a full-time position on the GASGAS Racing Team for 2023.
Also 20 years of age, Ferguson joined the GASGAS Racing Team in the final rounds of the 2022 ProMX season and remained for his rookie campaign in the Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX), which was highlighted with a breakout podium in Adelaide.
Ferguson finished both the ProMX and AUSX championships in fifth place overall and will be equipped with the GASGAS MC 250F when the gates drop on the 2023 outdoor season in Victoria.
“I’m over the moon to have secured a ride with the GASGAS Racing Team for a full season and I’m feeling really good about 2023,” Ferguson said. “This year I achieved a podium result with the team and we enjoyed supercross together, so we know what to expect and what we’re setting out to achieve. Having that experience with the team in the 2022 season and being familiar with the GASGAS MC 250F should set us up well for next year! We all want to be on the box and to fight for wins, so I’m looking forward to a great year ahead with the team.”
KTM Group Australia Motorsport Manager Kyle Blunden concluded by saying, “The GASGAS Racing Team is an incredibly exciting project for us and one we are proud to see take shape. With Noah coming off his debut supercross season, adding another podium to his name added further validity to his talent on a motorcycle. He’s great to watch, is a hard worker and has some inspiring career goals we’re excited to help him work towards. Seeing Regan back on the bike was a momentous occasion. He’s an inspiring young man with tremendous skill, determination and a big heart. He’s been back on the bike for some time now and is ready to immerse himself in a high-performance environment where he gets to chase his dreams again. For 2023 we have a young, vibrant team and look forward to getting the wheels turning in the pre-season tests early next year.”