There will be an all-new lineup in 2017 for Apico Husqvarna as they step up to MX1, the team announced this evening.
Apico Husqvarna had an incredibly successful year in 2016 with Steven Clarke narrowly missing out on the MX2 British championship title and team-mate Bryan MacKenzie taking third in the series in his final year as a pro racer.
However, the new season sees Apico Husqvarna move on with a new rider lineup and a new class as they switch it up to MX1 with Matt Burrows and Jamie Law. The team will also support youth rider Jack Lindsey as he moves up to the Big Wheel 85 class in the British Youth Nationals and Michelin MX Nationals.
Speaking about the move to MX1 Apico Factory Racing’s Dylan Brown said: “After two successful seasons in the MX2 class it was felt that it was the right time to move into MX1 and continue the progression of the team. We are looking forward to another great season with Jamie and Matt in 2017 as title sponsor and showcasing the range of fantastic products at Apico.”
Both pro riders will be racing on the ultra-competitive Husqvarna FC450 in both the Maxxis ACU British Motocross Championship and the Michelin MX Nationals. And Law is looking forward to what 2017 will bring. “After sitting out the start of the 2016 season, I was returning to racing towards to the end of the season with a renewed passion and focus to do well at the top of the sport in the UK. With the support and backing of Apico and Husqvarna I’m really excited to start working towards the new season with a great team.”
Team-mate Burrows is looking forward to his Apico return after a spell as a fill-in rider in 2015. “It is great to be back riding for the team in the MX1 class. It’s also great to have such a strong package around us as a team so that myself and Jamie can focus on getting the results on track when the gate drops in March.”
David Edwards, Husqvarna Brand Manager commented: “It is great to be continuing to work with the Apico Husqvarna team for 2017 and the new lineup of Jamie and Matt. It will also be great to see the team moving into the MX1 class and represent the Husqvarna brand in a new class.”