Run by enthusiastic former enduro racer Joakim Johansson, the team will continue to support Jakob Mörhed and Jemma Wilson. In addition the squad ‘will likely’ also field a rider in the Enduro Junior class. But a change of machinery away from Honda looks to be on the cards as a recently issued press release simply refers to the bikes the team will use next season as ‘unnamed’.
“If we look to the future, we have now taken the next step forward,” explained Joakim. “For 2013 we will change up our involvement in the Enduro world championship series and take things to the next level. “I'm very proud to announce the base to the 2013 rider line-up – Jeremy Joly, Jacob Mörhed, Marko Tarkkala and Jemma Wilson. With these riders we have both national champions, world championship medallists and World Champions representing the team. We also expect to have a junior class rider, and we also have the structure for one additional rider in any class.
Jeremy Joly will lead the team's assault in the Enduro1 class...
“It feels almost unreal, getting the possibility to work with these professional, top athletes that I know all have big hearts and will be fantastic ambassadors for the Team and our partners. “Goals will for sure to be to earn championship medals, and to make it easier for the riders to reach their goals. We will of course continue using only top of the line products. Bikes (unnamed at this time) will be prepared with lots of passion, and what we do we will be done with big hearts...”
2013 Johansson MPE World Enduro Team
E1 - Jeremy Joly (France)
E2 - Jacob Mörhed (Sweden)
E3 - Marko Tarkkala (Finland)
EW - Jemma Wilson (Australia)
Swede Jakob Morhed remains with the team for 2013...