With round nine of the MX Nationals looming, the DPH Motorsport Factory Husqvarna Racing Team have confirm that both the FC250 and FC450 race bikes will be on track in Gladstone, Qld, this Sunday.
Dylan Wills is looking to continue recent form after taking the overall win last time out in the MX2 class, while the MX1 Factory Husqvarna machine will be piloted by Callum Norton for the final two rounds.
"I'm excited to race the FC450 in the final two rounds of the MX Nationals," Norton enthused. "Last round's double-header was the first time I've lined up in the MX1 class, racing to some strong finishes. After riding the DPH FC450, I can't see why I won't be able to do it again in Gladstone.
"I can't thank DPH, Husqvarna and all the team's sponsors enough for the opportunity. This aligns with my long-term goals."
DPH team owner Dale Hocking is excited to have the young Victorian prospect join the team to finish out the season.
"With Kade unable to ride, we didn't want to waste the opportunity to have our FC450 on track at the final rounds of the MX Nationals." Hocking explained. "After looking at several options and discussing at length with Husqvarna, we all concluded that having Callum on board would be a good fit for the team while also helping him to take steps towards his own personal goals in 2018 and beyond.
"He's been on the bike for the last week or so and at 17 ‰ÛÒ or 18 in two weeks, as he keeps telling us ‰ÛÒ he shows great maturity in his riding, so we're looking forward to seeing him on track in Gladstone.
"As for Dylan (Wills), he just needs to keep his head and ride the way he proved he can at Raymond Terrace and I'm sure he can be on the top step again."