News 5 Aug 2014

New-look Husqvarna brand celebrating E2 world title

Renet's Enduro World Championship victory boosts Husky into new era.

Source: Husqvarna.

Source: Husqvarna.

Frenchman Pela Renet together with the Swedish based Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team have ensured that the new era of Husqvarna Motorcycles has begun with world championship winning success.

Securing the ultra-competitive Enduro 2 World Championship title at the penultimate round of the 2014 EWC series in Italy, Renet’s victory continues Husqvarna long and successful racing tradition.

Oliver Göhring, Husqvarna Motorcycles managing director, said: “Winning this year’s Enduro 2 World Championship Pela Renet has given an important first title to Husqvarna at the start of this new and exciting era for the company.

“In the most competitive class of the Enduro World Championship the Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team has delivered on every level, a true reflection of the hard work and commitment shown by everyone involved.

“Pela’s numerous victories and countless podium results have shown the premium qualities of Husqvarna machinery over and over again at the very highest level. As the first title secured in this new era of Husqvarna this is an extremely proud moment for the brand.”

Racing success has been an important part of the Husqvarna brand. Establishing themselves as the pioneers of motocross with their triumphs during the sport’s golden era in the ’60s and ’70s, Renet’s 2014 title also extends Husqvarna’s list of illustrious Enduro World Championship achievements.

“This is another historical moment in the Husqvarna story,” added Reinhold Zens, Husqvarna Motorcycles managing director. “As a brand we have a hugely successful offroad racing tradition, which unbelievably started more than 100 years ago.

“The success of Pela Renet together with our Swedish based Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team continues the racing heritage of the Husqvarna brand. This is a true team effort, and a well-deserved result for all involved.”

Pela Renet’s 2014 Enduro World Championship campaign delivered incredible levels of success for the Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. Securing six victories and 12 podium results to date, along the way Renet also proved the premium quality of Husqvarna’s modern day enduro machinery.

Entering the penultimate round of the series in Lumezzane, Italy with a 34-point Enduro 2 championship lead, Renet simply needed to deliver two consistent results to secure the coveted E2 title. Placing second on day one before securing third on day two, Renet ensured a winning start for the new era of Husqvarna Motorcycles.

Husqvarna head of motorsport Robert Jonas said it was a special win for the manufacturer, now setting its sights on winning more titles in the future.

“First of all I would like to extend both my congratulations and thanks to everyone at the Bel-Ray Husqvarna Factory Racing Team,” Jonas commented. “Securing this title before the end of our first season of enduro competition is a fantastic achievement, one that everyone involved in Husqvarna’s motorsport department is extremely pleased about.

“Racing activities go hand-in-hand with the Husqvarna brand and with our experienced team, lead by Thomas Gustavsson, and the incredibly skills and commitment of Pela himself, we always knew this was going to be a fantastic year. This is a hugely satisfying success, we hope the first of many more.”