With Wil Hahn out with a practice injury and Davi Millsaps vacationing who know where, Kawasaki has called Josh Grant up to the team. Grant was recently out of a ride when Chad Reed closed his Kawasaki team.
Official press release: Monster Energy Kawasaki has signed Josh Grant for the rest of the 2015 motocross season. Grant comes to Monster Energy Kawasaki after having most recently ridden for the TwoTwo Motorsports Team, where he had his best-ever Monster Energy Supercross season aboard a Kawasaki KX450F.
“We feel that Josh is going to fit in very well with our team,” said Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Manager, Dan Fahie. “Josh is very familiar with the KX450F which fits well with the short time frame we have to get him up to speed for Millville on Saturday.”
Grant comes to Monster Energy Kawasaki with one career overall win at Red Bud in 2009 and five overall podium finishes. He will remain with the team for the five remaining AMA nationals.
“This is a great opportunity for me and I want to thank everyone at Monster Energy Kawasaki for the chance to race again this year,” said Grant. “I like the KX450F and I’m looking forward to getting the full support of the factory team behind me.”
The Monster Energy Kawasaki team will head to Millville, Minnesota for the Spring Creek National this weekend where Grant finished fifth overall in 2014.