News 29 Nov 2013

Husaberg confirms 2014 factory support for Bewley and Braico

Experienced campaigners to spearhead 'Berg send-off for 2014.

Jarrod Bewley will be Husaberg-mounted one last time in 2014 alongside Geoff Braico.

Jarrod Bewley will be Husaberg-mounted one last time in 2014 alongside Geoff Braico.

Husaberg Australia has confirmed that it will field a factory-supported national off-road program in the brand’s final year of bike manufacturing for 2014.

Passionate ‘Berg pilots Jarrod Bewley and Geoff Braico will spearhead the program, coming off positive campaigns each this season.

Bewley, who this year stacked AORC class wins onto E3 class wins at both Finke and Hattah to establish himself as one of the premier Aussie off-roaders, will again saddle up on the FE501.

“I’ll be continuing from what I did this year, riding the FE501 in the AORC, at the Four-Day and at Hattah with all the same sponsors from this year,” Bewley said. “I can’t wait put in another big effort next year and see how I end up.

“I’m working hard to get back to where I know I can run and it’s slowly coming together for me. I had good form in the last few races and was able to show how good the ‘Bergs are, just by taking it a race at a time and enjoying my racing.

“The 501 is an awesome bike to ride – I rode one in Finke, Hattah and the last six AORC races I think and I’ve only just got my new 2014. There are a few little changes but nothing major.

“I’m looking forward to working with Geoff again, and bouncing a few setup ideas back and forth under the Husaberg awning at races.”

Meanwhile Braico takes aim at an E2 berth on the nimble FE350 following a series of guest performances with KTM this season.

“Times are tough so I feel fortunate to score this ride with Husaberg and be able to see the final year out with the brand,” Braico said. “It’s an exciting thing and I’d dearly love to put it on the box in the last year.

“I’m testing the FE350 at the moment and will probably ride that for the season. I’ve ridden E3 for the last five years, and it will be my first time in E2, so I’m pretty excited by the challenge.

“I really like the lightness of the 350 and it stops a lot quicker than the 501 did, but I want to get fitter so I can use a more aggressive style on it and that will be a focus over the next couple of months.

“I’ve also got a bunch of new sponsors getting on board so I can’t wait to get out there, get the results and have another clean year.”