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By Bryan Bosch
Solid Four Rider Lin-Up Set for Exciting
2017 FIM Enduro World Championship Campaign
March 23, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Ahead of this weekend’s season-opening EnduroGP event in Finland, Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to share the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing EnduroGP preview video.
Fielding a four-rider squad across two classes, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team are geared up for what is expected to be a hugely challenging series opener. As the championship’s only ‘spiked tyre’ event, the Finnish winter enduro will sees team riders complete 19 hours of racing and a total of 26 special tests.
Frenchmen Mathias Bellino and enduro newcomer Christophe Charlier will spearhead Husqvarna’s EnduroGP class effort. Bellino returns to TE 300 2-stroke machinery, with Charlier campaigning on Husqvarna’s FE 350 4-stroke.
Danny McCanney also makes the switch to 2-stroke machinery for his Enduro 2 class campaign, competing aboard a TE 250. Racing alongside him on an FE 250 4-stroke is Pascal Rauchenecker.
The nine-round 2017 FIM Enduro World Championship begins this weekend in Finland before visiting Spain, Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Portugal, Great Britain, Argentina, ending in Germany in October.
Husqvarna Motorcycles. Tradition on two wheels since 1903.
Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH
By Bryan Bosch
Following a solid, week-long outing at the 92nd edition of the International Six Days Enduro in Brive, France, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Christophe Charlier and Ryan Sipes spearheaded Husqvarna Motorcycles’ efforts at the prestigious annual event. With Charlier playing a vital role for Team France, helping them become Word Trophy team champions, FE 250 mounted Sipes wrapped up the event by claiming second in the highly-competitive Enduro 1 category.