Former Baja 1000 Champion Timmy Weigand will oversee Husqvarna’s US off-road racing efforts.
Husqvarna Motorcycles has hired former Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 Champion Timmy Weigand to the position of North American Off-Road Racing Manager, according to a press release by the company.
Weigand is a four-time Baja Champion, and he brings years of championship-winning race knowledge and experience to Husqvarna in his new role, in which he will oversee Husvarna’s US off-road racing efforts.
“I am excited to say the least,” Weigand said. “This is a great opportunity to work with a legendary brand and a great team. I am looking forward to working with Mike Brown and National Enduro Champion Andrew DeLong, who will both be continuing with Husqvarna in 2015. Brownie [Mike Brown] is a tremendous competitor, and Andrew is really coming into his own. I’m thrilled to work with these guys, and build off of this year. We are looking to make a bigger push in 2015 and have an even greater presence in off-road racing.”
Current Off-Road Racing Manager Andy Jefferson will finish out the season while also transitioning into his new position as Media Relations Manager for Husqvarna.
“Timmy will be a natural fit into our Factory Off-Road Race Team,” Jefferson said. “We made some big strides in 2014 with two national championships, and next year will be even better for Husqvarna. I am proud to hand off the off-road program to someone of Timmy’s experience. He has a lot to offer as a mentor and a leader. We’re all very excited to watch the off-road team climb to even greater heights in 2015.”
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