After a solid season contesting the Enduro Junior World Championship, in which he finished eighth overall while securing a podium result on day two at the GP of Finland in Heinola, Alex Rockwell will race for the MPS Racing team in the coming season.
“I’ve enjoyed my time racing in the World Enduro series but my aim for next year is to focus primarily on the British Championships,” confirmed Rockwell. “With the support available to me from MPS as the official UK Husqvarna Enduro team, I’m confident I can achieve my goal of becoming E2 British Enduro Champion in 2013”
Alex will join the 2012 British E1 Enduro Champion Jack Rowland under the MPS awning. With Jack set to defend his E1 title on the Husqvarna TE250R, Rocky will be aiming for E2 honours on the TE310R. For 2013 both riders will be contesting the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship as well as the ACU British Enduro Championship and the European Enduro Championship.
Rockwell and Rowland will ride for MPS Racing in 2013... © Lynn / Enduro21.com
Mick Seward, MPS Racing team principal: “We’re extremely pleased to welcome Rocky back to the team to race with us on Husqvarna again. We are a British Championship winning team in 2012 thanks to Jack and now with Rocky on board we are serious contenders for at least two titles next year. We’ve already tested the 2013 bikes in Italy and are seriously impressed with the extra power and torque they have straight out of the crate.”
For 2013 MPS will be using the latest Husqvarna TE250R and TE310R fitted with the fully programmable Husqvarna ‘power engine control system’, to allow the team to fine tune the power delivery to suit the conditions and rider preference. The system has been developed in conjunction with the Husqvarna factory race teams and even allows riders to adjust the power delivery ‘on the fly’ to cater for the widely differing conditions experienced on a typical Enduro lap.
Further information on the team’s activities and 2013 plans will be available shortly on the MPS Racing website: www.mps-racing.co.uk