Aaron Plessinger and Christian Craig fit for the AMA Pro Motocross season opener

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Red Bull KTM´s Aaron Plessinger and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna will return at the AMA Pro Motocross series opening round this Saturday, May 25th, at Fox Raceway.

Fan favorite Plessinger will make his anticipated and welcome return from a fractured elbow that unfortunately ended his Supercross season prematurely. The Cowboy – himself a former 250MX National Champion – has been busy preparing in the background during recent weeks, due to race his way back to 100 percent fitness when the gates drop and the season opens. Last year, the 28-year-old finished third in the final 450MX standings with three podiums to his credit.

Aaron Plessinger: “I love racing outdoors, so can’t wait for the season to start – outdoor fans are my people! I’ve been back on my bike riding motocross for a few weeks now after injuring my elbow during Supercross. It’s actually given me a bit of a head start on the other guys, so I guess that’s the positive on what was a negative of having my SX season cut short. I’m looking forward to getting amongst the fans every weekend and having a good time with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team crew every weekend.”

California native Christian Craig is back following issues with a re-aggravated elbow injury that sidelined him toward the end of February. Like teammate Stewart, Craig missed the entire outdoor season last year, but is excited to be returning in time for the season-opener.

Christian Craig: “I’m excited to get this outdoor season started.Unfortunately, we won’t be coming in with a lot of time on the bike after dealing with this elbow injury for a while, but nonetheless I’m looking forward to getting some gate drops and building throughout the season. The bike is in a good spot already, so let’s get the season going!”

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