Husqvarna lines up promising riders for MX2
HUSQVARNA Motorcycles released the official imagery of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team set to compete in the MX2 class of the 2016 FIM Motocross World Championship.
For 2016 the team fields a strong line- up, with Great Britain’s Max Anstie and American Thomas Covington having their sights set on reaching the top step of the podium. Strengthening the team’s roster Conrad Mewse ( Great Britain) will participate in the EMX 250 class of the Motocross European Championship while Yentel Martens ( Belgium) will compete in the EMX 300 class and the major beach races. Both riders have the status of supported riders. The team is managed by former FIM 500cc Motocross World Champion Jacky Martens.
Aboard Husqvarna’s new FC 250 motorcycle the Rockstar En- ergy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team in MX2 will make its World Championship debut in Qatar on February 26- 27. Conrad Mewse will join the team at the opening round of the Motocross European Championship in Valkenswaard, Netherlands on March 27- 28.
Jacky Martens, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team manager, said: “We’re excited to have three exceptionally promising riders for 2016.
“Max Anstie proved he’s one of the fastest riders in the closing rounds of last season.
“We believe he can fight for the MX2 world championship.
“We’re also glad to have Thomas Covington on board. With both Max and Thomas, as well as with Conrad Mewse in the EMX series, we have a very strong line- up and we can’t wait for the championships to begin.” — Wheels Reporter.
The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team will compete in the MX2 class of the FIM Motocross World Champs.