Team Manager Glenn Kearney expressed his confidence in his squad's ability to bring home the bacon prior to Bulahdelah, and the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team did exactly that, as the 2014 Australian Off-Road Championships burst into life this weekend.
Despite its status as the youngest factory team in the championship, the Husqvarna men‰Ûªs haul numbered six class podiums and a outright podium in a very solid start to Australia's premier off-road racing championship.
Kearney himself led the way on Saturday, powering his Husqvarna FE 501 to E3 class victory and a masterful third outright behind a dominant Toby Price. Kearney was second in class Sunday after a costly mistake, but leads the AORC E3 championship after two rounds.
‰ÛÏSaturday was fantastic, I was third outright and won the class and the boys went great." Kearney explained. "The results showed good promise, and good speed from all of us, but today‰Ûªs conditions were tougher, with silty hills and a lot of rocks. It was fairly dangerous and there were a few big crashes.
"I had one on Saturday afternoon but I was lucky it didn't cost me much. Sunday though, I made a big mistake in the third race and it cost me 20 seconds. I was second in E2.
"Overall though, it was a great first round for us." Kearney who also manages the team continued. "The team worked well together and everything ran fairly smoothly, the wives and girlfriends really made for a smooth weekend.
"One positive to come out of the rough conditions today was that I got the chance to work on my suspension setting for choppy tracks, and finishing second outright on the last lap shows the changes we were making were in the right direction," he concluded.