The following is from Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH:
Fielding a strong two-men squad for the upcoming extreme enduro season Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will see extreme enduro star Graham Jarvis joined by the team’s newest recruit Billy Bolt, with the British duo set to compete in 2017 aboard Husqvarna TE 300 machinery.
Under the guidance of team manager Andreas Hölzl the two official Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing riders enter the new season with the goal of maintaining Husqvarna Motorcycles’ dominant status in extreme enduro racing.
“We’re excited to have two great riders in our extreme enduro team for 2017,” Hölzl said. “Graham proved in 2016 that he remains on top of his game. Combining experience with speed, I think he will continue to surprise us with his performances for years to come. We’re also happy to have Billy join Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. Carrying lots of experience from trials, Billy has shown he can battle his way through the toughest of challenges in extreme enduro. He’s extremely motivated and has the potential to build a strong future in the sport. With Graham and Billy, I believe we have a solid team to keep Husqvarna on top in extreme enduro.”
Enjoying a stellar season that saw him top the overall podium at Erzberg, Romaniacs, Ukupacha, GetzenRodeo and recently at the Roof of Africa, Jarvis has his sights set on keeping his winning momentum going in 2017. The highly experienced racer will lead the team into what’s promising to be another thrilling season of extreme enduro competition.
“[The] 2016 [season] has been a great season, and I’m already looking forward to the next one. My focus for 2017 will remain on the big extreme enduro events, while I’ll be trying to squeeze in as many other races as possible. I’m also happy to have Billy as my new teammate. We’ve started practicing together, and I think that’s helped us both. He’s a young and extremely talented kid that’s full of energy. I think he has a lot to give to our team.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s extreme enduro squad is completed by the 19-year-old Bolt. Switching from a promising career in the World Trials Championship, the young Brit took the extreme enduro world by surprise in 2016 with his impressive fifth place result at his very first ErzbergRodeo. Combining acute technical skills with a great willingness to learn, Bolt will be aiming high during his first season as a member of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing.
“I am really excited to be part of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna and belong to a group of skilled riders and athletes,” Bolt said. “I can’t wait for the new season to begin and can’t thank Rockstar Energy Husqvarna enough for giving me the opportunity to take my career to a whole new level as a Husqvarna Factory rider. I still need to learn a lot but I’m glad I’m surrounded by the right people to help me do that. It’s also an honour to be racing alongside Graham. He’s a legend in our sport and there’s just so much I’m hoping to learn from him. I’m sure we’ll develop a great atmosphere within the team and I’m convinced that all the right tools are there for me to battle for the top.”