James Dunn was elated earlier in the off-season, as he agreed on a deal with I-Fly JK Yamaha and was set to return to the FIM Motocross World Championship. It has now become apparent that the deal has fallen apart, however, and "sponsorship problems" are the reason for that.
"I will not be able to race the 2017 season with the I-Fly JK Yamaha team," Dunn told us. "The start of the season was coming up quickly and, unfortunately, things were not in place to move forward and commit to the MXGP series."
"I am obviously gutted to now not be in a position to start the MX2 series in the FIM Motocross World Championship," he continued. "[I] will be aiming to race a few rounds later in the year and wish the team all the best for the up and coming season."
Dunn has no firm plans in place at the time of writing, but we'll have more on this story as it develops.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: ConwayMX