News 3 Nov 2016

Enduro World Championship ace headlines Wildwood Rock

Husqvarna's former world champion Bellino heads down under.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Former enduro world champion Mathias Bellino will headline this weekend’s Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro event, while also taking part in the 2016 Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE).

Bellino will race both events aboard a factory specification Husqvarna FE 450, which has been prepared by Australia’s Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team.

Team manager Glenn Kearney stated it will be a tight schedule with the Frenchman joining the outfit this weekend, however he is pleased to have a strong Husqvarna presence at the event.

“Mathias lands here in Sydney today and we’ll have his bike in the workshop today as well,” Kearney explained. “Christian will have built it up to his factory-spec and we’ll try to test it on Friday morning before rushing down to Wildwood on the weekend. It’s a pretty hectic schedule for him – hopefully he doesn’t suffer from jetlag.”

“It’ll be good to see how Mitch Harper goes this weekend as he specialises in hard enduro. Both Broc Grabham and Fraser Higlett are doing it as well, so with those three and Bellino we’ll have a very strong Husqvarna turnout.”

Bellino will be joined by Husqvarna’s Mitch Harper, Broc Grabham and Fraser Higlett at the Wildwood Rock enduro, before taking on Australia’s best at the A4DE, which will commence on 16 November in the Mansfield region, Victoria.