News 16 Oct 2019

Husqvarna outlines new management of MX2 World Championship team

Beaton and Kjer Olsen confirmed in Nestaan-MX operated team.

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Husqvarna has outlined the new management that will take over from JM Racing in the MX2 World Championship, confirming the Nestaan-MX will run the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team from 2020.

Owned by Kay Hennekens, Nestaan-MX has been involved in motocross world championship competition for many years and will operate from a new workshop in Lommel, Belgium.

Overseeing the operational, sporting and developmental aspects of the team, while actively assisting with the professional development of all team riders.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will field three riders in 2020, continuing with Thomas Kjer Olsen and Australian Jed Beaton in the MX2 category. Representing the team in the EMX250 series will be Kay de Wolf, who placed sixth in the 2019 EMX 125 championship.

“We are extremely proud of our Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing teams, which ensure Husqvarna Motorcycles enjoy a strong and successful position within the FIM Motocross World Championship,” said Husqvarna’s motorsport manager Diego Clement.

“Partnering with Nestaan-MX, as we do with IceOne Racing in MXGP, gives our MX2 program an exciting new operational and managerial platform as we move into 2020 and beyond. With experienced people within the team, and a very clear drive to achieve success, we look forward to developing this new relationship with Nestaan-MX.

“Our goal is clear – to see the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team continue to enjoy racing success at the highest level.”

Team owner Hennekens added: “It is a huge honour for Nestaan-MX to manage and run Husqvarna Motorcycles’ official MX2 World Championship team. Our absolute goal is to provide the support and structure our riders need to perform at their best, while showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles and our team partners in a professional, engaging and positive way.

“We have fantastic staff, all experienced, committed and 100 percent focused on racing. As team manager Rasmus is young and highly motivated and understands what’s needed to succeed in modern day grand prix motocross. 2020 will be an exciting season for Nestaan-MX and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing.”