Changes in the Paddock
By Nikki Scott | 11 Feb 2014
Silly-Season has officially hooked fifth gear and is heading straight for Qatar, round one of the 2014 FIM Motocross World Championship. As you all know, a New Year always means new fresh starts, new teams, new bikes and a truckload of gossip. With the Internet literally buzzing as we wait for the season to unfold, we’ve decided to shed some light on some of this season’s hottest moves.
After just three years in the MXGP paddock, Red Bull IceOne Husqvarna Factory Racing (previously known as ‘IceOne Racing’) has become Husqvarna’s MXGP factory squad for 2014. This year the team will be backing the return of South African Tyla Rattray and welcoming Australian rookie Todd Waters. Although Rattray has spent the last five years racing in the USA, we can’t forget he has already experienced an array of FIM Motocross World Championship success, which includes an MX2 world title in 2008 and multiple GP wins and podiums and he will be hitting the tracks on the brand new FC350.
On the team’s FC450 will be Todd Waters, he is currently Australia’s hottest export and is known to his Aussie fans as “Mr. Smooth”. Funnily enough, Waters is young enough to race MX2, but after racing 450s in Australia he has opted to dive in the deep end to race MXGP in his rookie season.
To read the rest of this article and get yourself up to date with all the latest information over the new teams and riders, have a glance at the latest issue of MXGP Mag, which you can view by clicking here.
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