News 12 Jan 2023

Enduro2 world champion Ruprecht confirms Sherco signing

Australian to remain in E2 for 2023 equipped with a 300 SEF.

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Reigning Enduro2 world champion Wil Ruprecht has signed for the Sherco Racing Factory Team in 2023, targeting back-to-back titles as he makes the switch from TM Racing.

Notching five wins in class last year and also five wins outright, Ruprecht clinched his first E2 world title and also finished P3 in the EnduroGP standings.

The announcement marks an end to Ruprecht’s two-year stint with TM, and he will continue to compete in the E2 category with Sherco in 2023, equipped with a 300 SEF.

“At the moment I am spending a lot of time on the bike to basically reprogram my motor sensors to accommodate for the change in feedback felt throughout the bike,” Ruprecht explained.

“Initially I am impressed with the ease of use that the Sherco brand is so well known for. With ease I am able to place the bike wherever I wish on the track. It’s a bread and butter in traditional enduro terrain and is very forgiving on tree roots and rocks.

“Coming off the momentum of an E2 title and a fight for the GP title I am motivated to continue maturing and developing towards becoming EnduroGP champion in 2023. The overall package just seems desirable to me, from the Sherco development team to the CH racing team I see maturity and a deep burning desire for results.

“It is a breath of fresh air walking into a new manufacturer/team. EnduroGP titles are no stranger to Sherco with Matthew Phillips taking the crown in 2016. The CH racing team have a racing heritage like few others in the paddock.”

The eight-round 2023 EnduroGP World Championship commences in San Remo, Italy, between 31 March and 2 April.