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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES MAY 2021RACING NEWS

ANDERSON RISES TO THE OCCASION WITH A SOLID PERFORMANCE AT ATLANTA SX 1

JASON ANDERSON RD13 (3)
“Atlanta one was a good day for the most part,” Anderson said. “I qualified P1 in practice and went into the heat race and got first. In the Main Event, I got a little tangled up in the first corner and ripped my shifter off but I was able to get into third, manage my race and still get fourth so it was pretty good.”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING RETURNS TO RACING WITH ROUND 13 AT ATLANTA M OTOR SPEEDWAY

Following tm veeks off from racing, the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team returned to the AMA Supercross World Championship paddock on Saturday for the first of three rounds taking place inside Georgia’s Atlanta Motor Speedway this \Aeek. Despite a chaotic start to the day with inclement veather conditions, Jason Anderson rose to the occasion as the fastest 450SX qualifier and heat-race winner before concluding the night just off the podium Wth a positive finish in fourth.

He lined up in 450SX Heat 2 nhere he got off to a sixth-place start. He quickly charged into third on the opening lap and he made his move into second vüth one lap to go. Keeping the momentum rolling on the final lap, Anderson overtook the lead just before the checkers to claim his third heat-race of the season. In the Main Event, Anderson got tangled up in the first corner and started just outside the top-IO but he charged early on to bring himself into seventh by lap two. He continued to fight despite losing his shifter earlier in the race and he found himself just outside the podium battle heading into the final laps. He finished strong at the end to claim his second-best finish of the season with fourth.

DEAN WILSON RD13
“The day started off good, I qualified fifth and I really liked the track and felt good on it,” Wilson said. “First heat, I ran out of tear offs and I nas really struggling with finishing because I couldnt see. I put myself in a bad position for the LCQ and then I came together With another rider, went down, got up, went dom again and that was it really. It’s a big disappointment but all I can do is come back on Tuesday fired up and ready to do well. ‘

It was a tough ending to the night for Dean Wilson, vuno started off on a positive note Wth a fifth-place qualifying position in the 450SX division. In 450SX Heat 2, Wilson got a 10th place start and he experienced vision issues that made it difficult to make passes in the muddy conditions. Ultimately finishing 11th, Wilson lined up for the LCQ, where he found himself in 14th off the start. After a series of crashes throughout the race, Wilson ultimately missed the Main Event by tM.o positions.

250SX West

Track conditions were slick and muddy as the 250SX divisions kicked off the heat races and team riders Stilez Robertson and Jalek Swoll were right in the mix of the chaos in Heat 1. Swoll got off to a good start in the heat and he quickly moved into second after two riders vvent down in front of him. Hcwever, Swoll soon fell victim to the unfavorable conditions when he slid out going up the face of a jump. He re-mounted and charged his way up to a sixth-place transfer. In the Main Event, Swoll got pinched off on the start and began in 11th on the opening lap. He moved into 10th for the first couple laps before making a late-race charge to secure two more spots for eighth.

JALEK SWOLL RD13 (1)
“It was survival out there today with the muddy and tough conditions,” Swoll said. “The heat race was going decent but then I went down and it left me with a not-so-great gate pick for the Main Event and I got pinched off in the start. We’ll be back for the next Atlanta round and try to land on the box.”

Stilez Robertson returned to racing in Atlanta after missing the last tM.o races due to a foot injury. In 250 SX Heat 1, he got off to a great second-place start but due to the muddy conditions he tangled with another rider and \ænt dom shortly after the start. Rounding the opening lap in 12th, Robertson climbed up to ninth right avvay and ultimately salvaged a seventh-place transfer. In the Main Event, Robertson didn’t have the best start as he came together Wth another rider in the second corner and ‘*nt dom once again. Beginning M.ell outside the top-15 on lap one, Robertson had his Mark cut out for him as he battled through the entire nine-lap race to ultimately finish 11th on the night.

STILEZ ROBERTSON RD13
“The day started off pretty good mh qualifying and the heat race got off to a pretty good start but then I ended up going dom in the mud, ” Robertson said. “With 14th gate pick, I messed my start up in the main and in the second turn I ran into someone and went dom. I think I started 18th and finished 11th, IMIich isnt great by me but got another one on Tuesday and I can try and redeem myself. ”

Next Event (Round 14): Tuesday, April 13 — Atlanta Motor Speedvæy — Atlanta, Georgia

Round 13 Results: Atlanta SX 1

1 . Eli Tomac (KAU

  • Chase Sexton (HON)
  • Cooper Webb (KTM)
  • Jason Anderson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

1 . Nate Thrasher (YAM)

  • Justin Cooper (YAM)
  • Cameron Mcadoo (KAU

8. Jalek Swoll — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 11. Stilez Robertson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450SX Rider Point Standings

1 . Cooper Webb — 296 points

  • Ken Roczen — 274 points
  • Eli Tomac — 260 points

7. Jason Anderson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 190 points

11. Zach Osborne — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 123 points

13. Dean Wilson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 110 points

250SX West Rider Point Standings

1 . Justin Cooper — 131 points

  • Cameron Mcadoo — 127 points
  • Hunter Lavwence — 118 points
  • Jalek Swoll — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 108 points

12. Stilez Robertson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 57 points

FACTORY RACING’S COLTON HAAKER EARNS PODIUM FINISH AT REVLIMITER EXTREME ENDURO

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES FLOOD THE TOP 5 WITH GREAT RIDES FROM RYDER LEBLOND AND JORDAN ASHBURN

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Colton Haaker raced his to a podium finish at Sunday’s RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, Wiich also served as Round 2 of the 2021 AMA West E)dreme Championship in Bridgeport, Texas.

Coming off a fourth-place finish at the series opener, Haaker continues to make fomard progress early in the season. On Saturday, the reigning AMA EnduroCross Champion took to the course for the Prologue, coming away with a sixth-place position in the hot lap. He started off slow in race one but he chipped away throughout the nearly tvvo-hour battle to finish just off pace of the front-runners in third. In the second moto, Haaker found himself in a similar position as he settled into third right avey and maintained a solid pace for 54 minutes of racing. The third and final moto brought a few additional challenges but Haaker powered his May through to finish fourth after three laps of racing. With combined moto scores of 3-3-4, Haaker’s consistency throughout the day earned him a season-best third overall and he looks to continue building in the upcoming rounds.

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“I’m really just trying to get situated so we can start battling for positions and I’m making progress, so third place was a good start,” Haaker said. “l rode really consistent and smooth and the bike worked awesome, I was just a little off pace from first and second so just need to build on top of where I’m at. This is my first race where I felt like I did that so just going to keep moving forward with the same approach and keep chipping away at it. Thanks to the team and everybody, we’ll get them at the next one.

Husqvarna Motorcycles-mounted Ryder Leblond had a solid day, putting together 4-5-3 finishes to earn fourth overall, while Jordan Ashburn rounded out the top-5 with 5-4-6 finishes.

For more information on the RevLimiter Extreme Enduro, visit their official website at www.revlimiterextreme.com.

Overall Pro Results

1 . Cody Webb (Sherco) 1-1-1

  • Trystan Hart (KTM) 2-2-2
  • Colton Haaker — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing, 3-3-4
  • Ryder Leblond (Husqvarna) 4-5-3
  • Jordan Ashburn (Husqvarna) 5-4-6

ANDERSON PUTS ON A GOOD SHOWING DESPITE BAD LUCK IN THE MAIN EVENT

JASON ANDERSON RD15
“My day was good all the way up to the Main Event,” Anderson said. “l was PI in qualifying, won my heat race and in the Main Event I got a good stan but someone got into me on the first lap and I ended up getting shuffled back. All-in-all, it was a positive day and I’m just going to work on it next week. ”

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team concluded its week-long stay in Atlanta Motor Speedvvay on Saturday with Round 15 of the AMA Supercross World Championship. Jason Anderson picked up Wnere he left off Wth great momentum in Atlanta, acing pole position and a heat race win, but bad luck in the Main Event saw him finish just outside the top-IO for the night. Teammate Jalek Svvoll had a solid performance in the 250SX West division as he battled inside the top-five to come aM,ay with a sixth-place finish in the class.

With his third-straight pole position, Anderson carried a lot of momentum into the heat races. In 450SX Heat 2, Anderson grabbed a fourth-place start and he charged his up to second on the opening lap, closing in on the leader heading into the final laps. He vaulted himself into the lead with two laps to go and raced his way to a near victory in the heat race. In the Main Event, Anderson got off to a fourth-place start and mixed it up early on the opening lap before getting tangled with another rider and going down. Re-mounting back in 14th, Anderson immediately put on a charge and ultimately made his May up to an 11th-place finish. However, Anderson received an infraction that would drop him three positions back to 14th in the race results.

Dean Wilson had another great qualifying session, coming away with a top-five position heading into the evening’s racing program. In 450SX Heat 2, Wilson started off in eighth and he diligently norked his into a top-five spot with tvvo laps to go. With a hard-fought climb, Wilson ultimately secured a solid fifth in the heat. In the Main Event, Wilson started off in 12th and he worked his way up to seventh just after the halfway point. VM1ile running seventh, Wilson got into a back-and-forth battle that dropped him back to eighth and he maintained that position to ultimately finish eighth.

“My day wasnt too bad, I ended up with my best finish of the season,” Wilson said. “In the main, I didn’t execute the start like I should have but I made a few passes, got into seventh and Ferrandis got me with five laps to go, so I ended up eighth. It’s not a great finish but it was nice to be in the battle. I’m looking forward to Salt Lake and I’m ready to keep improving.

250SX West

Swoll put himself into a favorable fourth-place position off the start of 250SX Heat 2, where he battled inside the top-five throughout the five-lap race to ultimately finish fifth in the heat. In the Main Event, Syvoll powered his way off the line and into third early on lap one. He dropped to fourth on lap three and he fought hard inside the top-five for most of the race. On the final lap, Swoll engaged in a last minute battle to ultimately secure a sixth-place finish

“It was a mediocre day but it showed flashes,” Swoll said. “l feel good and healthy going into the last round — leaps and bounds better than last season — so I’m just going to keep my head down, get good training in and end the season on a solid note in Salt Lake. I’m ready to keep moving forward and hopefully get that good last race and full send into outdoors. ‘

Stilez Robertson lined up on Saturday after missing out Tuesday’s racing due to a crash in practice. He got off to a top-five start in 250SX Heat 1 , where he battled his way up to a podium position heading into the final tvvo laps of racing. He held strong to secure a third-place transfer. In the Main Event, Robertson went dowm on the opening lap and wasn’t able to race.

“The Main Event was chaos in the first the couple of turns,’ Robertson said. “l got into the whoops and just missed my mark, went down and felt my knee pop. I tried to give it a go again and it just didn’t feel strong or stable, so I went to the medical unit and they said I dislocated my fibial head, so hopefully well be back soon.

Next Event (Round 16): Saturday, April 24 —Rice Eccles Stadium — Salt Lake City, Utah

Round 15 Results: Atlanta 3 SX

450SX Results

1 . Cooper Webb (KTM)

  • Ken Roczen (HON)
  • Eli Tomac (KAU

8. Dean Wilson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

14. Jason Anderson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

West Results

1 . Nate Thrasher (YAM)

  • Justin Cooper (YAM)
  • Seth Hammaker (KAW)

6. Jalek Swoll — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450SX Rider Point Standings

1 . Cooper Webb — 339 points

  • Ken Roczen — 323 points
  • Eli Tomac- 299 points

6. Jason Anderson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 223 points

11. Dean Wilson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 139 points 13. Zach Osborne — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 123 points

250SX West Rider Point Standings

1 . Justin Cooper — 180 points

  • Hunter Lavsænce — 160 points
  • Cameron Mcadoo — 158 points

5. Jalek Swoll — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 138 points

13. Stilez Robertson — Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing — 58 points

FENATI CROSSES THE FINISH LINE IN 7TH FOR BEST MOT03 TM FINISH IN 2021 SO FAR

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ONE OF THE HARDEST AND MOST TECHNICAL CIRCUITS ON THE MOTOGP TM CALENDAR WAS THE SCENE FOR THE GRANDE PRE-MIO 888 DE PORTUGAL AND A STERLING PERFORMANCE BY HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES’ ROMANO FENATI WHO SCORED

The Algarve International Circuit in Portimao hosted only its second Grand Prix event and after its MotoGP inauguration last November. The layout winds around the local topography of the area, meaning a delicious tWst of hills and descents and a Wde variety of corners. Portugal also provided the Mot03 field Wth stable ‘æather conditions; only the opening Free Practice on Friday vas damp after overnight rainfall.

The Sterilgarda Max Racing Team opened their race trucks on European soil for the first time this year and Mheeled the FR 250 GPs straight into set-up duties on Friday and Saturday. By the end of the Q2 session Romano Fenati and Adrian Fernandez sat in 14th and 16th positions respectively and with the target of latching immediately onto the front running pack for the 21 laps on Sunday.

When the lights vent out the experienced Italian placed the white FR 250 GP in the heart of the breakavay top ten with his teammate for company. He exchanged overtaking moves Wth his rivals repeatedly and h/.as finally 0.7 of a second avvay from the Wnner at the chequered flag. Fernandez ves also right in middle of the group and looking strong for his best result of 2021 until he misjudged entry to the tight right-handed Turn 3 with six laps to go. He clipped the rear Wneel of Tatsuki Suzuki and both riders fell.

Fenati holds 10th in the formative Mot03 vorld championship standings and Mith a host of promising circuits ahead for the most decorated racer in the category. Fernandez is still pursuing his first set of Grand Prix points but his speed indicates a fast adaption to Mot03 and big potential in the coming events.

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Romano Fenati: “I’m happy with this race because I had a really good feeling with the bike but we were missing a little bit on the straight. We will nork on this for the next race. I’m feeling confident and strong at the moment.

Husqvarna Motorcycles head next to more familiar asphalt: the Circuito de Jerez — Angel Nieto was the scene of a 2021 pre-season test and is one of the most renowned Grand Prix tracks in the i,wrld. The Gran Premio de Espaöa is slated for May 2nd.

Adrian Fernandez: “The start of the race was difficult but step-by-step I passed the riders and our strategy and speed was good. Then six laps before the end I crashed and I’m really sorry for the team and also Suzuki It mas another race and more experience for me. ‘

Max Biaggi, Team Principal: “It was good to see both riders in the first group; this was the positive thing from the Portuguese Grand Prix Of course, we are a bit disappointed Mith Adrian’s crash but it was a pure mistake and these happen. It was important that we remember he nas in the top group with good pace. We’re looking forward to seeing more from this young kid Romano was 7th and he couldnt finish higher so we now hai.e to focus on Jerez. ‘

Results — 2021 Mot03 FIM World Championship, Round 3

1 . Pedro Acosta (KTM) 38:01.773, 2. Dennis Foggia (Honda)+0.051 , 3. Andrea Migno (Honda) +0.584 7. Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) +0.773, DNF. Adrian Fernandez (Husqvarna)

World Championship standings

1. Pedro Acosta (KTM) 70pts; 2. Jaume Masia (KTM) 39pts; 3. Darryn Binder (Honda)36pts;

10. Romano Fenati (Husqvarna) 20 pts; 23. Adrian Fernandez (Husqvarna) 0 pts.

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REVISED: ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING STRONG IN ATLANTA SX ROUNDS

Husqvarna and ANDERSON PUTS ON A GOOD SHOWING DESPITE BAD LUCK IN THE MAIN EVENT

JASON ANDERSON RD15
Jason Anderson

The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team concluded its week-long stay in Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday with Round 15 of the AMA Supercross World Championship. Jason Anderson picked up where he left off with great momentum in Atlanta, acing pole position and a heat race win, but bad luck in the Main Event saw him finish just outside the top-10 for the night. Teammate Jalek Swoll had a solid performance in the 250SX West division as he battled inside the top-five to come away with a sixth-place finish in the class.

With his third-straight pole position, Anderson carried a lot of momentum into the heat races. In 450SX Heat 2, Anderson grabbed a fourth-place start and he charged his way up to second on the opening lap, closing in on the leader heading into the final laps. He vaulted himself into the lead with two laps to go and raced his way to a nearly two-second victory in the heat race. In the Main Event, Anderson got off to a fourth-place start and mixed it up early on the opening lap before getting tangled with another rider and going down. Re-mounting back in 14th, Anderson immediately put on a charge and ultimately made his way up to an 11th-place finish. However, Anderson received an infraction that would drop him three positions back to 14th in the race results.

JASON ANDERSON HEAT WIN RD15

“My day was good all the way up to the Main Event,” Anderson said. “I was P1 in qualifying, won my heat race and in the Main Event I got a good start but someone got into me on the first lap and I ended up getting shuffled back. All-in-all, it was a positive day and I’m just going to work on it next week.”

Dean Wilson had another great qualifying session, coming away with a top-five position heading into the evening’s racing program. In 450SX Heat 2, Wilson started off in eighth and he diligently worked his way into a top-five spot with two laps to go. With a hard-fought climb, Wilson ultimately secured a solid fifth in the heat. In the Main Event, Wilson started off in 12th and he worked his way up to seventh just after the halfway point. While running seventh, Wilson got into a back-and-forth battle that dropped him back to eighth and he maintained that position to ultimately finish eighth.

DEAN WILSON RD15

“My day wasn’t too bad, I ended up with my best finish of the season,” Wilson said. “In the main, I didn’t execute the start like I should have but I made a few passes, got into seventh and Ferrandis got me with five laps to go, so I ended up eighth. It’s not a great finish but it was nice to be in the battle. I’m looking forward to Salt Lake and I’m ready to keep improving.”

250SX West
Swoll put himself into a favorable fourth-place position off the start of 250SX Heat 2, where he battled inside the top-five throughout the five-lap race to ultimately finish fifth in the heat. In the Main Event, Swoll powered his way off the line and into third early on lap one. He dropped to fourth on lap three and he fought hard inside the top-five for most of the race. On the final lap, Swoll engaged in a last minute battle to ultimately secure a sixth-place finish.

JALEK SWOLL RD15

“It was a mediocre day but it showed flashes,” Swoll said. “I feel good and healthy going into the last round – leaps and bounds better than last season – so I’m just going to keep my head down, get good training in and end the season on a solid note in Salt Lake. I’m ready to keep moving forward and hopefully get that good last race and full send into outdoors.”

Stilez Robertson lined up on Saturday after missing out Tuesday’s racing due to a crash in practice. He got off to a top-five start in 250SX Heat 1, where he battled his way up to a podium position heading into the final two laps of racing. He held strong to secure a third-place transfer. In the Main Event, Robertson went down on the opening lap and wasn’t able to race.

STILEZ ROBERTSON RD15

“The Main Event was chaos in the first the couple of turns,” Robertson said. “I got into the whoops and just missed my mark, went down and felt my knee pop. I tried to give it a go again and I just didn’t feel strong or stable, so I went to the medical unit and they said I dislocated my fibial head, so hopefully we’ll be back soon.”

Next Event (Round 16): Saturday, April 24 –Rice Eccles Stadium – Salt Lake City, Utah 
Round 15 Results: Atlanta 3 SX

450SX Results

  1. Cooper Webb (KTM)
  2. Ken Roczen (HON)
  3. Eli Tomac (KAW)
  4. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  5. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450SX Rider Point Standings

  1. Cooper Webb – 339 points
  2. Ken Roczen – 323 points
  3. Eli Tomac – 299 points
  4. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 223 points
  5. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 139 points
  6. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 123 points

250SX West Results

  1. Nate Thrasher (YAM)
  2. Justin Cooper (YAM)
  3. Seth Hammaker (KAW)
  4. Jalek Swoll – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

250SX West Rider Point Standings

  1. Justin Cooper – 180 points
  2. Hunter Lawrence – 160 points
  3. Cameron Mcadoo – 158 points
  4. Jalek Swoll – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 138 points
  5. Stilez Robertson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 58 points

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RUNNER-UP FINISH FOR ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S CRAIG DELONG AT GNCC ROUND 5

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CRAIG DELONG ON THE PODIUM

“I ran into some stomach issues late in the race but overall, I felt good,” DeLong said. “We did some work in between the break and got the bike working a lot better and I’m a lot more confident with it so now I just have to work on myself a little bit.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Craig DeLong earned a runner-up finish in the XC2 250 Pro class on Sunday with a hard-fought performance at Round 5 of the 2021 Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series in Union, South Carolina. Teammate Thad DuVall secured the XC1 Open Pro holeshot in his first race back from injury but unfortunate luck struck on the opening lap leaving him to salvage the day in 12th, healthy and ready to move onto the next round.

In the XC2 250 Pro Class, DeLong grabbed a fourth-place start and he battled in the lead pack on the opening lap. He made his way into third on lap two, eventually charging up to the second-place rider to put himself in a favorable position to overtake the position later in the lap. He maintained second for the remainder of the race but some stomach issues held him back from battling for the victory late in the race.

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Trevor Bollinger

“We’re plugging along at each race, getting a little better,” Bollinger said. “It’s tough coming into these races and not being 100% so I can’t train and do all my normal stuff at home but we’re just trying to get better every race and it’s working out. I’m just looking forward to the day I can come in here 100% and fight for the podium.”

In the XC1 Open Pro Class, team rider Trevor Bollinger got off to a ninth-place start and he battled in ninth for the first two laps. He passed into eighth on lap three, eventually powering his way up to seventh by the next lap. He maintained a solid pace through the final laps to ultimately secure seventh in the class and a season-best eighth overall for the day.

THAD DUVALL RETURNS TO RACING IN SOUTH CAROLINA

Team rider Thad DuVall returned to racing after missing the last few rounds due to injury. He got off to a great start in the XC1 Open Pro class as he secured the holeshot and early lead. He led the first half-mile before dropping back to third early on. While running inside the top-five, DuVall experienced a freak issue when a stick got wedged in his bike and ripped the fuel line off, causing him to stop in his tracks. The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing crew made their way out to fix the issue but unfortunately DuVall lost substantial time in his race to be competitive, so he salvaged what he could for a 12th place finish.

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Thad DuVall

“It was my first race back after injury and I started good with the holeshot and was just riding my own race on the first lap,” DuVall said. “I just wanted to use this race to get back into the three-hour shape and test some stuff on the bike. We made some changes during the race, so it was kind of like a test and tune day after the mishap on the first lap. I’m excited to be back racing and having fun.”

Next Round: Union, South Carolina – April 18, 2021

Tiger Run GNCC Results

XC1 Open Pro Class

  1. Steward Baylor Jr. (YAM)
  2. Ricky Russell (GAS)
  3. Ben Kelley (KTM)
  4. Jordan Ashburn (HQV)
  5. Trevor Bollinger – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team
  6. Thad DuVall – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team

XC2 250 Pro Class 
1. Jonathan Girroir (GAS)2. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team3. Thorn Devlin (BET)

XC2 250 Pro Class Championship Standings

  1. Jonathan Girroir – 135 points
  2. Craig DeLong – Rockstar Energy Factory Racing Team – 117 points
  3. Mike Witkowski – 91 points

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING’S AUSTIN WALTON CLAIMS A RUNNER-UP FINISH AT ROUND 4 OF WORCS

WALTON CONTINUES TO CHARGE HIS WAY BACK INTO CONTENTION WITH SEASON BEST FINISH

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA – WORCS RD 4

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team’s Austin Walton continues to charge forward in the 2021 World Off-Road Championship Series (WORCS), earning a season-best second-place finish on Sunday for Round 4 in Taft, California.

Walton put himself into a favorable position off the start as he tucked in behind reigning champion Taylor Robert on the opening lap. After making a few good attempts to break into the lead position, Walton maintained heavy pressure throughout the first half of the race but he wasn’t able to make anything stick on the race leader. He kept a solid pace through the final half of racing to ultimately secure second overall.

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Walton: “All-in-all, I was happy with the weekend. We made a hard charge with Taylor the whole time and kept him on his toes. I felt really good and my bike was working really good all day, there are some things I learned this weekend that we can dial in and have even better for the next one and that’s just part of the learning curve. Now we just need to knock off a win!”

Next Round: Cache Valley, Idaho – June 11-13, 2021

Pro 450 (MC) Round 4 Results

  1. Taylor Robert (KTM)
  2. Austin Walton – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  3. Dante Oliveira (KTM)

Pro 450 (MC) Championship Standings

  1. Taylor Robert – 94 points
  2. Dante Oliveira – 92 points
  3. Austin Walton – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 75 points

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING TEAM CAPTURES A PAIR OF TOP 10 FINISHES IN SALT LAKE CITY


SOLID NIGHT OF RACING FOR ANDERSON DESPITE BATTLING ALTITUDE SICKNESS IN UTAH

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The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team came away from Saturday’s Salt Lake City SX with a pair of top-10 finishes in the 450SX class as teammates Jason Anderson and Dean Wilson finished seventh and ninth, respectively, at the penultimate round of the 2021 AMA Supercross World Championship.

Qualifying fourth overall in the 450SX class, Anderson got off to a sixth-place start in his heat race, working his way into the top-five by lap two. He continued to charge through the field to reach a podium position on the final lap, where he finished strong in third. Anderson had a great start in the Main Event as he powered his way into the top-three on the opening lap. He battled up front for the first half of the race but he soon encountered altitude sickness, which caused him to fall back a few spots and ultimately finished seventh.

Wilson got off to a top-10 start in 450SX Heat 2, quickly working his way up to sixth on the opening lap. He maintained a solid pace to secure a sixth-place transfer into the Main Event. Wilson got off to an 11th-place start in the main and he quickly climbed into ninth before the end of lap one. He battled inside the top-10 for the remainder of the race, finishing strong in ninth.

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DEAN WILSON

“I was in the mix pretty good but unfortunately a lapper washed out in front of me and I had to roll the triple and just lost touch with the guys in front of me,” Wilson said. “It wasn’t an amazing Main Event for me but I think if I can get that start and push to be at the front, I’ll have a good result.”

The 250SX Eastern Regional Championship returned to action on Saturday. Team rider RJ Hampshire remains sidelined for supercross as he prepares to line up for the start of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship next month.

Next Event (Round 17 – finale): Saturday, May 1 – Rice Eccles Stadium – Salt Lake City, Utah

Round 16 Results: Salt Lake City SX

450SX Results

  1. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
  2. Cooper Webb (KTM)
  3. Malcolm Stewart (Yamaha)
  4. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
  5. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

450SX Rider Point Standings

  1. Cooper Webb – 362 points
  2. Ken Roczen – 340 points
  3. Eli Tomac – 312 points
  4. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 236 points
  5. Dean Wilson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 153 points
  6. Zach Osborne – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing – 123 points

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES ENTERS THE EXCITING WORLD OF ELECTRIC MOBILITY WITH
THE E-PILEN CONCEPT; ONE OF SEVERAL ZERO EMISSIONS OPTIONS IN DEVELOPMENT

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E-PILEN


Husqvarna Motorcycles is going forward into the future with a zero-emissions product range to broaden the brand’s appeal to existing riders as well as a whole new audience.

Inspired by the pioneering design of the successful Vitpilen and Svartpilen models, the brand offers a tantalising vision of what its future move into electric urban mobility will look like with the E-Pilen Concept.

E-Pilen Concept
E-PILEN

The current Husqvarna Motorcycles street range is already known for being progressive, smart, dynamic and purely design oriented. These values will continue to be hallmarks of the E-mobility line. The E-Pilen Concept is a clear statement of that intent. With a power output of 8 kW and a range of 100 km the E-Pilen Concept has clearly been developed with the urban commuter and leisure rider in mind, with a range that maximises the time between battery charges.

Husqvarna Motorcycles keeps an open approach to all battery opportunities, aiding the parallel advantage of both fixed and swappable solutions. The E-Pilen Concept features a modular and swappable battery system allowing the power pack to be exchanged, extending the appeal and utility of electric motorcycles to those considering the switch.

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E-Pilen Concept

It has always been the aim of Husqvarna Motorcycles to develop new products accessible to the broadest possible spectrum of riders. The E-mobility range will retain and continue the riding pleasure and dynamics refined through the long history and experience of the brand. In support of the E-mobility initiative, Husqvarna Motorcycles will strategically expand its dealer presence in urban and metropolitan areas.

Development of the E-mobility range is already well-advanced and further information will be released in the near future.

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HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES THANKS PABLO QUINTANILLA

Pablo Quintanilla

HUSQVARNA MOTORCYCLES THANKS PABLO QUINTANILLA CHILEAN RACER PARTS COMPANY WITH ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT



Husqvarna Motorcycles would like to thank Pablo Quintanilla for his commitment, enthusiasm and successes throughout his five seasons with the team, racing both the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship and the Dakar Rally. Husqvarna Motorcycles wishes him well in his future career.

Signing with Husqvarna Motorcycles prior to the 2016 Dakar Rally, Quintanilla immediately made his mark by claiming a stage win on his way to third overall. Later that year, the Chilean rider went on to top the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, clinching podium results in all four rounds.

Forced to retire from the 2017 Dakar, Pablo made up for his disappointment by successfully defending his world title, including a win at the challenging Atacama Rally on home soil – a race he has won no fewer than four times.

Pablo Quintanilla

Runner-up in the world championship in 2018, Quintanilla went on to narrowly miss the podium at the 2019 Dakar by just seven minutes following over 42 hours of racing through the deserts of South America. With the remainder of his 2019 season plagued with injury, the 34-year-old came back fighting at the 2020 Dakar, claiming a runner-up finish – both his and Husqvarna Motorcycles’ best result at the tough event.

Husqvarna Motorcycles and all at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing would like to thank Pablo for all his hard work and contribution to the team and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

Pela Renet – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Team Manager:“It’s never easy to part company with a rider that has been such an important part of our team for so many years, but in motorsport this happens. Pablo is a great rider and has contributed so much to Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Before working with Pablo as Team Manager we were teammates, so to have raced alongside him and then worked and supported him, it’s been very special. Personally, and on behalf of the team and everyone involved, I want to thank Pablo for his hard work and commitment and wish him all the best for the future.”

ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA FACTORY RACING SIGN SKYLER HOWES

AMERICAN RALLY STAR TO COMPETE ONBOARD FR 450 RALLY MACHINERY THROUGH 2023

Skyler Howes
SKYLER HOWES


Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to announce the signing of Skyler Howes to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. Signing a three-year contract, the 29-year-old will first compete on Husqvarna machinery at the Sonora Rally in Mexico in early May, before lining up at round one of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship – the Rally Kazakhstan – in June.

Born in California, Howes grew up competing offroad, specifically desert racing, before turning his hand to rally in 2018. Contesting the Dakar Rally for the first time in 2019, the American admits he underestimated the iconic event, and despite showing great pace on the tough terrain he was forced to retire after dislocating his shoulder. Exceptional rides in both the 2020 and 2021 races saw the Utah resident finish inside the top 10 and as leading privateer – the highlight being an impressive fifth overall at this year’s event.

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SKYLER HOWES

Now, looking ahead to the 2021 season, Howes will compete in a number of local North American races before focusing on the full FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Although he has some experience racing world championship events having previously competed in Morocco, Skyler plans on using the 2021 season to build his pace and experience on the varied terrain he’ll experience at each of the six championship races, while getting up to speed on his FR 450 Rally machine.

Howes and the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team’s first FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship outing will be the Rally Kazakhstan on June 7-13.

SKYLER HOWES
SKYLER HOWES

Skyler Howes: “I am so excited to have signed for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team – it is something I have worked hard my whole life for. I started riding when I was just three years old and have raced offroad my entire life. I have only been racing rally for the past three years, and in order to be able to compete in the Dakar this year I had to sell everything I owned. I raced the Dakar for the first time in 2019, in Peru, and I have to be honest, it was a huge wake-up call. In 2020, I was able to sort a ride and, despite losing some time through the event, I was able to finish inside the top-10 and as top privateer. For this year it was a struggle financially to get to the start, but I knew I was capable of a really good result – I finished fifth, and as top privateer once again. Thankfully, my result got the attention of the factory teams and now it’s a dream come true to sign for Husqvarna Motorcycles – they have one of the best structures and set-ups in the paddock. One of the biggest things for me is the fact that I can now concentrate on my training 100 percent and hopefully take my riding and results to the next level. The goal for this year is to take in the world championship rounds and get as much experience as possible before January next year where the aim is to go on to challenge for the Dakar podium.”

Pela Renet – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Rally Team Manager: “We’re really happy to welcome Skyler Howes into the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. He is a rider with so much potential and his level of riding is improving all of the time. We have been watching him closely for a while and at the 2021 Dakar he rode really well to finish fifth overall in only his third attempt. Skyler is a fast, smart rider and a really nice guy as well – we believe that we can take him to the next level. He has been in Dubai recently to test the bike with the team, and everything is looking really positive already. Where he lives is a great area to train for rally so he will be able to get up to speed on the FR 450 Rally machine quite quickly. He will then compete in some local rallies in preparation for the upcoming FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. We are really confident in his ability and we can’t wait to see what he can do when the racing season begins in June.”