EnduroGP Class Leader to Stand in for Injured Tea Rider Mathias Bellino
April 13, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are pleased to welcome Antti Hellsten who joins the team for the upcoming EnduroGP of Spain. Standing in for the injured Mathias Bellino, who picked up a shoulder injury prior to the GP of Finland, Hellsten will race the team’s FE 350 machine in the premier EnduroGP class.
Kicking off the 2017 EnduroGP season by claiming two impressive class victories, Hellsten currently leads the provisional EnduroGP series standings. Strengthening the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team, the 27-year-old Finn will look to continue his impressive form in the highly-competitive EnduroGP class at round two in Puerto Lumbreras, Spain.
No stranger to Enduro World Championship competition, Antti Hellsten made his debut appearance in the Enduro Junior class of the series back in 2010, securing a very strong fifth place position in the championship’s final standings. Competing in the EWC full-time for the next two season the Finn wrapped up his first season of senior class competition in 2012 with 12th in the Enduro 1 class.
The second round of the 2017 FIM Enduro World Championship takes place in Puerto Lumbreras, Spain on April 21/23.
Andreas Hölzl – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team Manager: “We’re really looking forward to working with Antti Hellsten as Mathias Bellino continues his recovery from injury. Positively surprising us with his double class victory at the season opening GP of Finland, we strongly believe Antti will be a perfect fit to our team as a replacement Mathias. Antti will be racing the team’s FE 350 machine in the EnduroGP class.”
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Husqvarna Motorcycles are widely known and respected in the off-road world for a heritage of competition and numerous motocross and enduro world championships. Originally founded in Sweden in 1903, Husqvarna Motorcycles have been designed and manufactured in Mattighofen, Austria since 2013.
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Source: Husqvarna Motorcycles GmbH