Multi-Aussie enduro champ Glenn Kearney and top contender Lachy Stanford will lead a new-look Husqvarna Australia Enduro Racing Team when the first shots are fired in anger at tomorrow's New Holland Enduro-X, held in conjunction with the Clipsal 500 in Adelaide.
The team made a phenomenal debut when it first appeared on the national scene back in 2014, winning two Australian Enduro Championships and two Australian Off-Road Championship titles in its very first year, before last year adding the InsureMyRide Enduro-X Nationals series to its trophy case.
For 2016 several changes have meant the team will take on a new appearance, starting with the team's core riding personnel, Kearney and Stanford, who will race in the vibrant new Acerbis riding gear, and on different Husqvarna machinery, with Stanford assuming the E3 duties on a Husqvarna FE 501.
‰ÛÏThis year I'm going to E3, mainly because of how I went on the bigger bike in Slovakia," Stanford explained.
"I‰Ûªm confident with how I‰Ûªm riding, and I've had a really good off-season. I plan to get some outright wins this year. Glenn suits the 250, I remember him in the red Husky days on a 250 and he was really fast on it, which I think will bring the pace up even more in our team. I‰Ûªve started doing a bit of preseason racing and getting the feel of the bike. I feel like I'm riding really fast but still smooth, so until the first round of the off-road I‰Ûªll be focusing on sprint speed with every ride. I've got all my endurance and strength now.‰Û