The Sherco Racing Factory Team has officially announced the signing of Wil Ruprecht for the 2023 season.
The Australian will ride a Sherco 300 SEF and will compete in the World Enduro GP Championship in the E2 class and also in the Italian Championship. Wil excelled in his 2022 World Championship season, winning the Elite E2 World Championship title.
“At the moment I am spending a lot of time on the bike to basically reprogram my motor sensors to accommodate for the change in feedback felt throughout the bike,” Ruprecht explained.
“Initially I am impressed with the ease of use that the Sherco brand is so well known for. With ease, I am able to place the bike wherever I wish on the track. Its bread and butter is traditional enduro terrain and is very forgiving on tree roots and rocks. Coming off the momentum of an E2 title and a fight for the GP title I am motivated to continue maturing and developing toward becoming EnduroGP Champion in 2023.
“The overall package just seems desirable to me, from the Sherco development team to the CH racing team I see maturity and a deep burning desire for results. It is a breath of fresh air walking into a new manufacturer/team. EnduroGP titles are no stranger to Sherco with Matthew Philips taking the crown in 2016.
“The CH racing team has a racing heritage like few others in the paddock. Also training and racing alongside the likes of Hamish, Zach, Antoine, Morgan some very skilled riders with strengths in varying areas, you can see growth fast in an environment like that. They are all motivated and capable riders so 2023 is stacking up to be very competitive from Sherco’s efforts.” Ruprecht concluded.
The EnduroGP season kicks off in Italy at San Remo on April 2nd