As we eluded to over the weekend when Haiden Deegan announced he was leaving KTM after eight seasons, the thought was he was joining the powerful Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team.
Well, that became official today, as the team announced a multi-year deal with the rising amateur prospect.
“I’m excited to ride with champions and learn from them at Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing,” Deegan said in a press release. “I feel good on the bike and have a lot of work to do, and I am looking forward to it!”
Deegan, the son of former Supercross and FMX star, and co-founder of the Metal Mulisha, Brian Deegan, has become a huge star in the amateur ranks with his highly popular Vlog and social media accounts.
On the track, Deegan has been dominate the last few years at Loretta’s, racking up four titles in the last three years, including the Supermini 1 championship in 2021. He’s garnered five titles at the Ranch during his time on the mini-bikes.
Following Loretta’s this year, Deegan moved up to the 250F and was seen riding the 250 KTM before he announced he was moving on from the Austrian brand last week.
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!”