Husqvarna Motorcycles has signed a multi-year agreement with Nestaan-MX, who will manage and run the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team from 2020 onwards.
Based in Belgium, the team become Husqvarna‰Ûªs officially supported MX2 representatives in the FIM Motocross World Championship.
Owned by Kay Hennekens, Nestaan-MX have been involved in Motocross World Championship competition for many years and will operate from a new workshop in Lommel, Belgium. Overseeing the operational, sporting and developmental aspects of the team, while actively assisting with the professional development of all team riders, former racer and rider coach Rasmus Jorgensen has been appointed as team manager.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will field three riders in 2020, racing on FC 250 machinery. Competing in the FIM MX2 Motocross World Championship will be Thomas Kjer Olsen and Jed Beaton. With Kjer Olsen finishing as runner-up in the 2019 MX2 World Championship, the team‰Ûªs clear goal is to support the Dane in his quest for a maiden world title. Showing impressive speed but unfortunate to have picked up injuries during 2019, Australian Beaton is focused on becoming a regular podium finisher in 2020.
Representing the team in the EMX250 series will be Kay de Wolf, who placed sixth in the 2019 EMX 125 championship.
Currently busy with their winter testing programme, the team will make their first official competitive outings in selected pre-season international races early in 2020.
Kay Hennekens ‰ÛÒ Nestaan-MX Team Owner, said ‰ÛÏIt is a huge honour for Nestaan-MX to manage and run Husqvarna Motorcycles‰Ûª official MX2 World Championship team. Our absolute goal is to provide the support and structure our riders need to perform at their best, while showcasing Husqvarna Motorcycles and our team partners in a professional, engaging and positive way. We have fantastic staff, all experienced, committed and 100% focused on racing. As team manager Rasmus is young and highly motivated and understands what‰Ûªs needed to succeed in modern day grand prix motocross. 2020 will be an exciting season for Nestaan-MX and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing.‰Û