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It’s finally main: Superstar Energy Competing Husqvarna has actually authorized Christophe Pourcel to race the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship aboard a 450. The group made the signing authorities today, less than a week after reports started to surface of the bargain.

” We tested the bike last week and I had a good idea choosing Bobby and also Robert Jonas,” stated Pourcel in a group statement. “They made me feel really comfy with the group. The test of the bike went very good. That is why we made the decision to go this way. They rely on me and that was a big part of my decision to sign up with the team. The 450 has actually constantly fit me; I’ve been riding a 250 for a long time as well as I feel it’s finest for me to return to a 450 as well as complete. I anticipate the chance for a future with the team.”

Pourcel signs up with the group after investing last year with Valli Motorsports in the 250 Class. This is the initial year Pourcel will certainly race the 450 Course given that leaving MotoConcepts after simply two rounds in 2011 and also going back to Europe.

” Knowing Christophe had multiple options from other teams for this year’s exterior collection but chose to sign with Superstar Power Husqvarna Factory Racing states a great deal regarding our program as well as the bike,” said team manager Bobby Hewitt. “I am very pleased to have Christophe join the group and I look forward to the beginning of the motocross season.”

Husqvarna’s head of motorsport, Robert Jonas, also discussed the finalizing: “I am very satisfied regarding our most recent improvement of the US manufacturing facility auto racing program. Christophe, former MX2 world champ, as well as two-time 250SX champion are known as a really gifted motorcyclist that requires specific treatment however I believe that our group will certainly be qualified to supply what’s had to make him feel home in the group as well as well on the bike. He has a really smooth and technical riding design as well as excellent abilities how you can connect what he is searching for on his bike setup. We made the deal may be a little summarily towards the beginning of the exterior season however I am encouraged that he will certainly do very well.”

The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship begins May 16 at Hangtown.