News 20 Jun 2019

DPH owner Hocking reaffirms commitment to racing second half

Factory Husqvarna team puts speculation to rest as Gympie MX Nationals looms.

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DPH Motorsport Husqvarna team owner Dale Hocking has reaffirmed the squad will be on the line in the second half of the Pirelli MX Nationals after speculation of the outfit folding surfaced during the six-week break.

The team has put the rumours to rest, confirming it will continue to go racing with Todd Waters, MX2 points leader Wilson Todd, and Bailey Malkiewicz, as the MX Nationals returns to action this weekend at Gympie in Queensland.

“We can’t wait to go racing this weekend,” said Hocking. “I want to thank Boyd [Hocking] for stepping up to the plate once again to ensure that we’re ready to race this weekend and give the team the best chance to perform in the second half of the season.

“After being a part of the DPH family for many years, Jarrod [Pyne] has decided to move on and so we wish him well in his future endeavours.

“All three racers have been doing a fantastic job through the first five rounds and have all used the mid-season break to set themselves up to be strong in the second half of the season. Gympie is somewhat of a clean slate, with no one having raced it before, so we’re looking forward to seeing some great racing.”

All three riders in the squad campaigned in America during the MX Nationals break, with Todd Waters racing the first three rounds of Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross, while Wilson Todd raced the first four rounds after scoring an opportunity with TLD Red Bull KTM.