Husqvarna Motorcycles have confirmed the expansion of its factory racing program to encompass the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals in Canada for 2017.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing‰Ûªs Christophe Pourcel will spearhead that effort this summer as the team‰Ûªs premier rider in our ongoing expanded global efforts in Canada. Christophe will take the remainder of the 2017 Supercross season off to allow ample time to fully recover from an injury that he sustained during the 2016 Pro Motocross season. He will also use this time to train to be a top performer at the Rockstar Energy Drink Motocross Nationals.
‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm very excited about this opportunity, and the ability to take a little more time to recover from my previous neck fractures and prepare for racing." Pourcel said. "We have been talking about this transition for quite some time and now is the perfect time.
"I‰Ûªm looking forward to my future with Husqvarna and the role I will have with them in their new efforts in Canada. I would like to send a special thanks to Bobby Hewitt, as well as everyone at Rockstar Energy and Husqvarna Motorcycles for their continued support through my career.‰Û