News 21 Nov 2016

Emotional send-off for retiring Kearney at A4DE

Husqvarna rider concludes professional career in Victoria.

Image: John Pearson.

Image: John Pearson.

It was an emotional send-off for Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team’s Glenn Kearney at last week’s 2016 Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE), which saw him take part in his last professional race before going into retirement.

Kearney, who has doubled as a rider and team manager at Husqvarna, raced to ninth outright to cap-off his career, completing the final day in an impressive fifth to credit him second in the E1 category.

“My last moto was a bit emotional,” shared Kearney. “All the main people around were there to come up and form a bit of a guard of honour for the final send-off, so that was pretty good – it was cool.

“In the final moto I got a reasonable start and then just tucked in behind Josh Green and rode it out and managed to hold Jack Simpson behind me because it was quite dusty. I used the dust to my advantage [and] dragged my feet a little.”

The New South Welshman captured his first A4DE title in 2004, which led him to an illustrious international career that saw him take on the Grand National Cross-Country (GNCC) series in America for several years.

Kearney has also represented Australia at the International Six-Day Enduro event on numerous occasions, and was a member of the history-making World Trophy winning team in 2015 after being named as a late inclusion.