News 30 Jan 2014

Active8 Yamaha adds Granquist to three rider team

Swede to join Green and McCormack as E2 rider for 2014.

Swedish racer Stefan Granquist has been added to the three-rider Active8 Yamaha team for the 2014 Australian Off-Road Championship and Four Day Enduro.

Granquist will partner previously announced duo Josh Green and Tom McCormack in the factory-supported team, riding a WR450F in E2.

“The step up in support from AJ [Roberts] and the Active8 Yamaha team has been amazing,” Granquist said. “Just having another set of eyes and hands on deck as well as some advice is a huge benefit and one that I will take advantage of.

“I’m also excited to be on board the WR450F for 2014. I really gel well with the bike and I love riding it. The Active8 Yamaha team has plenty of knowledge about the bike after Josh raced it in 2013 and I look forward to a great year with Yamaha and the team.”

Granquist will make his debut with the Active8 Yamaha team aboard a YZ250 alongside YZ250F-mounted McCormack this weekend at the opening round of the Australian Enduro-X at Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane.

Green meanwhile is currently healing for a recent arm injury sustained in a high-speed crash while preparing for the Finke Desert Race.