News 8 Oct 2014

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna announces 2015 line-up

Davalos, Bell and Osborne to join Anderson on factory team.

Source: Husqvarna.

Source: Husqvarna.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team has announced its 2015 American Supercross and Pro Motocross line-up, featuring Jason Anderson alongside Martin Davalos, Zach Bell and Zach Osborne.

The first-year factory Husqvarna team confirmed Anderson will ride the 450 class earlier this season, while Davalos, Bell and Osborne will all campaign the 250 division in supercross. Davalos however will step onto the 450 outdoors.

“We are excited to return this iconic brand to the highest stage of motorcycle racing,” said Husqvarna Motorcycles North America president Jon-Erik Burleson. “2014 250 West Supercross Champion Jason Anderson was a great start and we now have a full team of riders for the upcoming season, each of whom is capable of wins and championships.”

With a stellar 2014 season under his belt, Anderson is looking forward to making the move to the premier 450 class in 2015.

“It’s great to be part of bringing the Husqvarna brand back to supercross,” Anderson said. “I’m excited to be making my debut in the 450 class on a Husqvarna. We have a great program in place and we know we have the capability to win championships.”

Osborne has spent much of his pro career competing internationally, with a British championship and 14 World Motocross podiums to his credit.

“I’m excited to be part of the revitalisation of the Husqvarna brand,” Osborne explained. “I know we have solid equipment and the necessary resources to win championships, so it made my decision to join the team simple and easy.”

With nine pro seasons now under his belt, Davalos is excited to make a return to his old crew from the Rockstar Energy Racing era.

“I am really excited to be a part of Rockstar Energy Racing again,” commented Davalos. “The goal for this year is to bring home the championship for my family and the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Team.

“I believe I am in the best spot possible to achieve this dream of mine with the great support of the crew at RER. I’m a looking forward to the challenges and successes of the 2015 season.”

Davalos will be racing the AMA Supercross season in the 250 class, and will make the step up to the premier class in the outdoors, racing an FC 450 in the premier class of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

Bell is the final member of the four-man Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. After a successful amateur career, having captured 89 amateur motocross titles, the 19-year-old is entering into his third year as a pro.

“This is a great opportunity for me,” Bell said. “I’m really excited to be a part of this new team and this important chapter in Husqvarna’s history. It’s a great team and I am looking forward to winning some races on the FC 250.”