British riders Alex Rockwell and Jamie McCanney will compete alongside existing Husaberg Factory team riders Pela Renet, Joakim Ljunggren, Oriol Mena and Mathias Bellino in the 2012 Enduro World Championship.
As a manufacturer that prides itself on supporting the development of talented up-and-coming young riders, Husaberg will bolster its official presence in the Enduro Junior class in 2012 where Mathias Bellino will be joined by Alex Rockwell. Forming what will be an extremely strong two-rider line up, Rockwell joins the team having previously competed in Enduro World Championship competition in 2010.
Joining the Midwest Husaberg team for 2011 while focusing on the British enduro scene, ‘Rocky’ made two international outings last year – at the International Six Days Enduro in Finland and at the final round of the EWC series in France. Helping the British Junior Trophy Team claim a solid third place result in what was his first ever ISDE, Rocky spent much of the event knocking on the door of a top 10 Enduro 2 class result. Fracturing a knuckle in a first turn pile-up during his final motocross race Alex was forced to spend time away from racing after the event before competing in the final round of the EWC series where he again showed impressive speed.
“Returning to the Enduro World Championship in 2012 is something I’m really looking forward to,” explains Alex. “I know exactly what to expect and can’t wait to get going. Being supported by Husaberg is great, and being a team-mate to Mathias Bellino will be both enjoyable and challenging – I know he’s going to be extremely fast. I’ve been with Husaberg in the UK for one-year now and have a great bike set-up. I’m just looking forward to getting my season started now.”
Jamie McCanney will compete in the 125cc Youth Cup for Husaberg, stepping into the international enduro scene for the first time in 2012. At just 17 years of age Jamie’s first full-season of enduro competition follows many years of motocross. As one of the UK’s most promising youngsters, Jamie mixed participation in the British Sprint Enduro Championship with his existing motocross commitments during 2011 impressing many with his speed and obvious talents and winning the Under 19 category of the BSEC. In 2012 Jamie will turn his attentions to enduro full-time.
“I’m really looking forward to this year,” comments Jamie. “I know that I have a lot to learn as I’ve not done too many enduros, but being at the EWC events will be great. I’m loving riding my 125 and can’t wait to find out what the world championship events are like.”