The official Husqvarna Factory Racing Team have signed two prominent riders in the form of Dakar veteran Ruben Faria of Portugal and Pierre-Alexandre (Pela) Renet of France, who comes to rally sport with impeccable Enduro credentials. Riders will contest the Dakar on the Husqvarna FR 450 Rally bike.
Robert Jonas, Husqvarna Motorcycles Vice President Motorsports said he very much welcomed the announcement as a natural extension to Husqvarna‰Ûªs engagement at the highest level in other leading international motorsport activities.
‰ÛÏWe are pleased and proud to be taking the Husqvarna brand another step forward into rally sport." Jonas said. "Husqvarna has a rich tradition of racing and this represents an opportunity for us to honor and extend this tradition.
"The Dakar is the most prestigious rally on the calendar. We‰Ûªre determined to compete on equal terms with the world‰Ûªs best teams and we are ready to accept the challenge of rally sport at its finest. We are also very confident that it will be rewarding for our brand and our factory team.‰Û