Husqvarna has made a new deal with Rockstar Energy Drink to support official Husqvarna Factory Racing efforts around the globe.
Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced a global strategic partnership with Rockstar Energy Drink that will see the popular energy drink brand back Husqvarna’s factory racing teams all over the world.
Rockstar and Husqvarna reaped a lot of success during the 2015 racing season, hence the long-term, worldwide partnership that will see all of Husqvarna’s official factory race teams – Motocross, Supercross, Enduro, US Off-Road and Rally – named “Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing.” The program is similar to the one in which sister company KTM is backed by Red Bull for all of its official factory teams.
The new partnership effectively begins December 5 when members of the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team will contest round one of the 2016 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship in Lodz, Poland. On January 3, 2016, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team riders Ruben Faria, Pablo Quintanilla and Pela Renet will battle for a win in the Dakar Rally. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna riders Christophe Pourcel and Jason Anderson will be on the track when the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series gets underway at Angel Stadium, in Anaheim, California, on January 9.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing 2016 Factory Teams
FIM Motocross World Championship
Max Nagl, Christophe Charlier, Max Anstie, Thomas Covington
Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship
Christophe Pourcel, Jason Anderson, Martin Davalos, Zach Osborne
FIM Enduro World Championship, Extreme Enduro and SuperEnduro
Mathias Bellino, Danny McCanney, Pascal Rauchenecker, Josep Garcia, Graham Jarvis, Mario Roman
AMA off-road series and GEICO AMA EnduroCross Series
Jacob Argubright, Andrew Delong, Josh Strang, Mike Brown, Colton Haaker
Dakar Rally and FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship
Ruben Faria, Pablo Quintanilla, Pierre-Alexandre Renet
Robert Jonas, Vice President, Husqvarna Motorsport aid that aligning all of Husqvarna Motorcycles’ worldwide factory racing activities with Rockstar Energy Drink ensures a globally cohesive approach to all of Husqvarna’s racing activities.
“Everyone within Husqvarna Motorsports has worked extremely hard to re-establish Husqvarna as a winning brand, and within all of our teams we have riders at the very top of their disciplines, all looking for success in 2016 and beyond,” Jonas said. “We’re looking forward to a strong, enjoyable and positive relationship with Rockstar Energy Drink.”
Michael Kelso, Marketing Director for Rockstar Energy Drink, added, “In a world that is so connected, the time was right to break down borders and create one, global force in racing with Husqvarna. We have a strong team and are looking forward to working together to reach the top in 2016 and beyond.”