BREAKING NEWS! 15-YEAR-OLD HAIDEN DEEGAN SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH STAR RACING YAMAHA
BREAKING NEWS! HAIDEN DEEGAN SIGNS WITH STAR RACING YAMAHA TEAM
After Haiden Deegan’s latest video on Friday expressed a sincere ‘thank you’ to KTM for supporting him for 8-years of his amateur mini-bike racing life, Haiden announced that he was starting a new chapter and that we’d have to wait a few more days for the news. Now, it’s official, Haiden has signed with the powerful Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha team.
All along, since Haiden was a youngster, there was a question mark around where he would end up when he turns Pro. KTM has certainly benefited from supporting the hot commodity that is Haiden Deegan, but would they still have invested in him these last 8-years if they knew he would be switching to Yamaha before he turned Pro? The question of who Haiden would ride for has been floating around more than you’d expect because of the long term relationship the Deegan family has had with Monster Energy. Monster has supported Brian Deegan for many years, and his kids, Hailie, Haiden and Huckson, for their racing careers. If Haiden would’ve stuck with KTM, he would be wearing a Red Bull hat while his Dad would be wearing a Monster hat.
Read below for the official Star Racing Yamaha press release:
STAR RACING YAMAHA PRESS RELEASE:
Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing is pleased to announce a multi-year deal with one of the sport’s top up-and-coming riders – Haiden Deegan. The Californian has multiple amateur titles and is a great addition to the team’s amateur motocross program.
At the young age of 15, Deegan is already one of the most popular riders in the sport with his on-track success and engaging personality. The son of motocross icon Brian Deegan, racing is in his blood and he shares his father’s work ethic and passion for the sport. He has won championships at every level that he has raced, including winning four in a single day. In addition to his impressive number of titles, at 10 years old, Deegan became the youngest rider in the world to land a backflip on a motorcycle.
Jeremy Coker – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing 450 Team Manager
“We’re really happy to have a rider of Haiden’s caliber join our team. He has a great presence on and off the track and is a proven championship contender. We look forward to the upcoming season and look to bring home some more number-one plates!”
Haiden Deegan – Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing
“I’m excited to ride with champions and learn from them at Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing. I feel good on the bike and have a lot of work to do, and I am looking forward to it!”