With the 2015 season fast approaching it is with great excitement that a new team will feature in both the British and European paddock for next season in the shape of Apico Husqvarna Motorcycles.
This all new and exciting team will see the current Reigning European 250 MX Champion (EMX250) Steven Clarke spearheading the line-up both Indoors and Outdoors on-board Husqvarna machinery in 2015.
Apico Husqvarna Motorcycles will begin their competitive season by competing in the 2015 UK Arenacross Series starting at the opening round on January 3 where Clarke will be joined by Australian Daniel McCoy on the impressive FC450 supplied by Husqvarna dealer St Blazey MX.
After the Arenacross series is complete Steven will return to the ultra-competitive FC250 and be joined by American team-mate Marcus Nielsen as the team focuses on a busy calendar of events including competing in the hotly contested MX2 class at the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship along with selected rounds of the Pirelli British Masters on the home front, while also looking to defend their EMX250 title in the Europeans once more.
Apico Husqvarna Motorcycles are pleased to have secured the support from Apico, Putoline, Husqvarna UK and also Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH who were keen to recognise and support the success Steven had in 2014 by winning the EMX 250 title. Apico Husqvarna Motorcycles will also receive support from team sponsors HGS exhaust systems, Talon wheels, Motoshack Graphics and CNC doors.
Talking about the exciting new challenge of the upcoming season Steven Clarke said: “Having ridden similar machinery for the past few years I am really looking forward to getting on the Husky. The bike looks so sweet and having done some testing so far it rides really well too, the FC250 is so quick and handles similarly to what I am used to. Obviously with the factory help and UK support from Husqvarna Motorcycles and the guys at Apico we have high hopes for 2015 and although I am really looking forward to defending my EMX250 crown, my priority will be the MX2 British championships, I am really focused on that, especially after my overall win at Foxhills”
David Edwards (Husqvarna Motorcycles UK Brand Manager) commented: “It’s great to have Steven riding for Husqvarna in 2015, defending his EMX250 crown but also riding in the very impressive ArenaCross series and the MX2 British Maxxis Championship. He has a good team behind him with Apico, Putoline, Richard and Stuart and I am also looking forward to seeing what impact Daniel and Marcus will have in the UK while they are here. It’s going to be good! “
Dylan Brown (Apico International, Director) commented: “Having worked with Steven in the past, we know Steven and his close-knit team well, and are sure they have a great chance of success in all competitions for 2015. It is with this confidence and that of our suppliers in Apico Husqvarna we are able to offer a fantastic package that will see the team promote Apico and our associated brands at the forefront of British Motocross.