As part of the worldwide re-launch of the most iconic brand in dirt bike racing, Australia‰Ûªs brand new Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team has been unveiled just in time for this weekend‰Ûªs second round of the KTM Enduro-X series at Parramatta Raceway.
Led by multiple Australian enduro champ and current AORC #3 Glenn Kearney, the team will include three official entries and one Husqvarna support rider, spanning the brand‰Ûªs all new range of four-stroke enduro models.
Hailing from Picton, NSW, Kearney will step onto the new Husqvarna FE501, a move the vastly experienced 32-year-old is excited to make after four years on small-bore machinery.
‰ÛÏI'm really excited." Kearney stated. "I‰Ûªll be wearing two hats this year as rider and manager. It's definitely a lot more work so I need to be much more efficient with my time.
"We‰Ûªve got a real strong team with Lachy and Keegan around and hopefully we‰Ûªll turn some heads. These are definitely two young guys with bright futures and I want to work with them and help bring them along.
"My new bike I love, I've been on smaller bikes for the last four years so the big girl is exciting and a real game changer for me. It's a new point of focus and a source of motivation for me. With the short time frame we‰Ûªre up against it a bit, but we've got a good base package and hopefully we‰Ûªll soon be battling the likes of KTM and Yamaha in the AORC.
"At this weekend‰Ûªs Enduro-X we‰Ûªll be turning up looking to be on the podium for sure. We‰Ûªll have Mike Brown spearheading for us since it's his speciality and I'm sure we can expect big thing," he added.