News 21 Oct 2015

Husqvarna announces factory international enduro line-up

World champion Bellino switching classes for 2016 season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Continuing its commitment to both the Enduro World Championship and the extreme enduro scene, Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced its 2016 factory rider line-up.

Bringing together an exciting mix of experienced event and championship winners with promising up-and-coming youngsters and enduro newcomers, riders from four countries will officially represent Husqvarna.

Also introducing a new team structure, 34-year-old Austrian Andreas Hölzl will take over as enduro team manager as Husqvarna Motorcycles remains focused on maintaining their hard-earned position as a leading manufacturer within the enduro sector.

Husqvarna’s 2016 Enduro World Championship campaign will feature four riders competing in three classes, lead by newly-crowned World Champion Mathias Bellino. Switching to the Enduro 2 class for next season following a standout year during 2015, Bellino will compete alongside Danny McCanney in a two-pronged attack on the EWC’s blue ribbon class.

Establishing himself as one of Europe’s brightest young talents Spanish youngster Josep Garcia will compete in the Enduro Junior class, stepping up from the 125cc Youth category where he placed as runner-up in the 2014 world championship.

A new name to both enduro and Husqvarna will be Austrian Pascal Rauchenecker, who will compete in the Enduro 1 class. Making the transition to enduro from national and international motocross, the 22-year-old will be aiming high during his first season of enduro competition.

Graham Jarvis and Mario Roman will represent Husqvarna in extreme enduro competition. With countless major race victories to his credit, Jarvis will once again be the team’s lead rider.