Former World Enduro Champion Mathias Bellino will join the Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team squad as it lines up for this weekend's Husqvarna Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro.
Held in rural Wildwood, 30 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, the seventh running of the annual three-hour torture test is promised to be the hardest event yet, and will see 100 riders and their machines pushed to the limit, on a 12 km circuit comprising natural and man-made challenges.
The 25 year-old Frenchman, who won the 2012 Junior Enduro World Championship and 2015 E3 World Championship, is in Australia to contest both Wildwood and the Australian Four-Day Enduro Championship a week later, the board his Husqvarna FE 450.
To be successful at Wildwood, however, Bellino we'll have to get the better of a number of legitimate Australian challengers, several of whom he will be sharing the Husqvarna marquee with.
Husqvarna Enduro Racing Team Manager Glenn Kearney, said, ‰ÛÏMathias lands here in Sydney today and we‰Ûªll have his bike in the workshop today as well. Christian will have built it up to his factory spec and we‰Ûªll try to test it on Friday morning before rushing down to Wildwood on the weekend."
Main Photo: Mathias Bellino