After Meo takes E2 World Enduro Championship, Salminen gives Husqvarna second World Title in 2011. - Husqvarna News Release
October 3, 2011 – Corona, CA – Husqvarna CH Racing Monster Energy Team rider Juha Salminen has been crowned Enduro 1 world champion, placing his TE250 on the top step of the E1 class podium on the first day’s competition at the final round of the 2011 series – the GP of France.
Following teammate Antoine Meo’s crowning as Enduro 2 World Champion for Husqvarna at the penultimate round of the WEC series in Andorra, Salminen’s championship success brings Husqvarna’s participation in the ’11 WEC series to a triumphant close.
“It’s a great feeling to have won another world title, and to be a part of what has been a fantastic season for Husqvarna,” Salminen commented. “Everyone in the team has put in a huge amount of effort this year and that’s been rewarded with two world titles. It’s been a fantastic season and it feels great to be world champion again.”
“This has been a fantastic season for us in so many ways,” said Husqvarna Racing coordinator Martino Bianchi. “But the most important thing is that we proved the competitiveness and reliability of both the TE250 and TE310. This is a great time for Husqvarna and for everyone in the company as well as for the CH Racing Team and all of their partners. It’s been a long and challenging season. Now it’s time to enjoy what we have achieved and celebrate.”
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Husqvarna Motorcycles NA, LLC is part of BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North, Central and South America is located in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. Husqvarna has continued to expand its professional race team to compete in AMA Enduro, GNCC, Endurocross, National Hare & Hound, the AMA Hare Scrambles Series and WORCS competition. Husqvarna team riders are competing in the premier classes of each series aboard 2011 Husqvarna TXC250, TXC449, TXC511, and TE310 off-road models.