Injury of Plessinger could take as long as 12 weeks to recover.
Monster Energy Yamaha has drafted in Broc Tickle for the upcoming 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in place of injured team regular Aaron Plessinger.
Tickle returned to racing midway through Monster Energy Supercross with JGRMX Suzuki, however, will transfer to the factory YZ450F outdoors.
“I’m super-excited about this opportunity and grateful to be a part of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team for the outdoor season that starts up here in a couple weeks,” Tickle said.
“For myself, I’m just really looking forward to it. It’s a great opportunity, and a good group of people around me. We’ll start off at Loretta’s and build from there.”
Yamaha Racing manager Jim Roach said: “Unfortunately, Aaron was injured last week just as we were ramping up for the start of the motocross season.
“We are excited to have someone with Broc’s experience on the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory team and are looking forward to getting the Pro Motocross season started!”
Plessinger continues to focus on his return after he dislocated his wrist while training last Tuesday at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. The 2018 250MX champion underwent surgery to repair it and quickly began the rehab process, but the timeline for recovery could take 12 weeks.