News 5 Jan 2023

Husqvarna ProMX and AUSX team outsourced to Waters

Multi-year arrangement for Australian ProMX and Supercross Championships.

Image: Foremost Media.

An exciting development ahead of the 2023 season sees Husqvarna Motorcycles join forces with former domestic MX1 champion Todd Waters to manage the brand’s new-look official Australian-supported racing team from this year.

Having already established a strong relationship after many successful years together, this newfound partnership will see Waters manage the new-look Husqvarna Motorcycles supported racing team in a multi-year arrangement for the Australian ProMX Championship and Australian Supercross Championship.

This past year was an exceptionally successful season for Waters after he finished third in the ProMX MX1 standings, claimed round wins in the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), earned second in the E2 class at the Australian Four-Day Enduro (A4DE) and represented his country at the International Six Days Enduro (ISDE). He was also runner-up in the Hattah Desert Race on debut.

To round out 2022, Waters also became a joint owner – with his cousin and long-term race mechanic Jason – of the Gold Coast-based WP Suspension dealership Raceline Performance, setting the wheels in motion for this exciting new team partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles.

While Waters himself will race the MX1 class on the Husqvarna FC 450 for the team, the remaining rider line-up will be announced in early 2023.

“Our new partnership with Husqvarna Motorcycles feels like a perfect fit for where I’m at in my career,” Waters explained. “After buying Raceline Performance several months ago, it made sense for us to continue racing from a marketing perspective.

“Having been riding for Husqvarna Motorcycles for a number of years, it was a perfect opportunity to align further with that brand and take on the race team.

“Everything lined up and it definitely feels nice to create an ecosystem that makes sense, so that when I go racing, I’m on the starting line representing my own brand and Husqvarna Motorcycles. 2023 is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting year!”

The eight-round 2023 Penrite ProMX Championship commences at Wonthaggi, Victoria on 5 March 2023.