News 4 Nov 2016

Rockstar Husqvarna signs Paulin to two-year MXGP deal

Frenchman lines up alongside Nagl and Anstie in factory team.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MXGP team has signed Frenchman Gautier Paulin to a two-year deal that will him through to the conclusion of the 2018 FIM Motocross World Championship.

Paulin, who placed 13th in the championship standings this year after missing a portion of the series due to injury, expressed his desire to become well acquainted with the Husqvarna FC 450 and to remain injury free throughout the 20-round MXGP championship in 2017.

“In our sport there are no limits to improvement and I believe I’ve got everything I need now to take my riding a step further,” Paulin shared. “I’m in a very professional team that’s proven they have the potential to win championships. We have a very good base in terms of equipment and the best support to battle for the top.”

“Obviously, I need time to adapt to my new bike but my goal is to get the best feeling I ever had on a bike. With 20 rounds announced for next year’s MXGP series, it’s going to be more important than ever to remain consistent and stay away from injuries. My plan is to work harder than ever to get familiar with the bike and prepare myself for every different kind of track.”

Paulin will be joined MXGP regular Max Nagl, who is remaining with the team for 2017, and newly signed 450cc rookie Max Anstie.