Husqvarna Enduro Team by CH Racing’s Alex Salvini has confirmed his participation in rounds seven and eight of the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship at Manor Farm in Adstone, Northampton.
Salvini, who is currently placed sixth overall in the Enduro 2 World Championship, will take to the start of his first ever sprint enduro and is set to spice things up in the Elite class as the series enters the closing stages of what has been a hotly contested season. Recently returned from Spain and Portugal where he placed fourth on day two at the GP of Portugal, Alex is keen to try his hand at the UK’s sprint-racing format.
“I’m very excited about this opportunity to race in the BSEC,” confirmed Alex following his recent EWC success. “I’ve heard a lot about this format of racing and think it will be really good training for me. Due to the last minute nature of the arrangement, my plan is to race a Husqvarna TC 250 instead of my usual TE 310 race bike.
“I know the level of competition is very high in this championship, but I hope to deliver a good result. However after the pressures of the last two world championship races my goal is just to enjoy myself and do the best I can.”
Rounds seven and eight of the Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship takes place this weekend May 19/20 at Enduroland, Manor Farm, Adstone, Northampton.
Further information can be found at the championship’s website www.enduro-sprint.com
Postcode: NN12 8DT.
Adults £10.00 each, includes championship programme. Under 14 year olds free. Overnight camping £10.00
Vehicles will be parked on a generous, flat parking area a stone’s throw away from the start/finish area.
Racing starts at 9.30am both days. A sighting lap (starts 9.00am) and four timed laps will take place during the morning session before a 30-minute break. A three-lap afternoon session will then take place. Catering & Toilet facilities will be available on site. On Sunday the event will end with a prize giving ceremony.
2012 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship
Round 1: Saturday, February 11th – Eelmoor, Aldershot, GU11 2HL
Round 2: Sunday, February 12th – Eelmoor, Aldershot, GU11 2HL
Round 3: Saturday, March 10th – Llangrove, Monmouth, NP25 5RT
Round 4: Sunday, March 11th – Llangrove, Monmouth, NP25 5RT
Round 5: Saturday, April 7th – Saints Well, Powys, LD1 6PT
Round 6: Sunday, April 8th – Saints Well, Powys, LD1 6PT
Round 7: Saturday, May 19th – Adstone, Northants, NN12 8DT
Round 8: Sunday, May 20th – Adstone, Northants, NN12 8DT
Round 9: Saturday, June 16 – Canada Heights, Kent, BR8 8DX
Round 10: Sunday, June 17 – Canada Heights, Kent, BR8 8DX
About the BSEC
The Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship is the UK’s newest off-road motorcycle race series, promoted and organised exclusively by GMC Events Ltd. Enduro is one of the world’s longest standing off-road motorcycle disciplines, the motorcycle equivalent of car rallying. Sprint enduro is an exciting new rider, spectator, and media friendly discipline that delivers simple to understand, day-long, enduro racing action. The series caters for the best enduro talent in the UK. The BSEC is governed by the ACU – the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland).
Husqvarna is an iconic off-road motorcycle brand. In ’07 Husqvarna became a part of the BMW Group with the German company completely revitalising the Husqvarna brand, which is now the off-road competition arm of BMW Motorrad. A new factory that houses production, design, administration and R&D has since been built in Varese, Northern Italy. Enjoying competitive success at the highest level, in 2011 Husqvarna clinched the Enduro 1 and Enduro 2 World Championship titles with their TE250 and TE310 machines ridden by Finn Juha Salminen and Frenchman Antoine Meo. Building its first motorcycle in 1903 Husqvarna motorcycles were produced in Sweden until ’86 when the company was sold to the Cagiva Group, which later became MV Agusta S.p.A. Enduro greats such as Anders Eriksson, Paul Edmondson, Samuli Aro, Stefan Merriman, Petri Silvan, Antoine Meo and Juha Salminen have all enjoyed world championship winning success with Husqvarna. http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co.uk