Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced the signing of newly crowned FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Champion Mattia Guadagnini.
The 17-year-old Italian ace will compete in the 2020 EMX250 class under the continued guidance of Corrado and Marco Maddii and team Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii.
Guadagnini, who leads the EMX125 class with two rounds remaining, will step into the EMX250 class having enjoyed a highly impressive 2019 season to date.
The young gun holds a 13-point lead in the EMX125 series with only events in Belgium and Sweden remaining – Mattia has so far enjoyed six race wins including two double victories in Italy and moto wins in The Netherlands and Germany.
Winning both motos at the recent FIM 125cc Junior Motocross World Championship held at Arco di Trento, Italy, Mattia secured the coveted title in front of his home fans and joins the likes of Pauls Jonass, Tim Gajser and Jago Geerts in becoming a 125cc Junior World Champion.
Mattia Guadagnini – Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii: “I’m really happy to continue with Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii for 2020. We are working really well together, and I think I can keep growing as a racer with them. I will race in EMX250 next year, which is another step for my career – a step that I am looking forward to and I’m confident about.”
Diego Clement – Motorsport Manager Husqvarna Motorcycles: “Mattia has shown that he is a very talented and very exciting young rider, who is enjoying a superb season. It goes without saying that we are extremely pleased that he will be continuing his professional development with Husqvarna Motorcycles under the watchful eyes of Carrado and Marco Maddii. Stepping into the EMX250 class is a key stage of his career. We believe Mattia has the potential to become a future world champion, so we look forward to supporting his development during 2020.”
Marco Maddii – Husqvarna Junior Racing Maddii: “This is our third year together with Mattia and I’m very happy to continue our work in the next level of the EMX250 championship. Mattia has grown a lot this year and I’m proud of him as rider and person. Now he has finished his study and he will be totally focused on motocross. I believe he still has a lot to show with more training, testing and racing.”
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