Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced the signing of Alfredo Gomez, with the Spaniard joining the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team ahead of the 2018 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship.
Following an impressive season of Hard Enduro racing throughout 2017, Alfredo will compete for the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna squad aboard a Husqvarna TE 300i.
Securing a significant career victory at this year’s ErzbergRodeo Hare Scramble, Alfredo recently returned to Europe having successful completed the Roof of Africa – the final stop of the Hard Enduro season.
Alfredo is now gearing up for the switch to indoor enduro competition. Wrapping up the 2017 FIM SuperEnduro World Championship as runner-up, the Spaniard is confident of finishing one-place higher this year. He will begin his quest for the 2018 SuperEnduro title at round one of the five event series on December 9, in Krakow, Poland.
Alfredo Gomez: “I’m excited to be joining the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. Spending some of my first years as a professional rider with Husqvarna Motorcycles, I always felt comfortable on Husqvarna machinery. I truly believe that becoming a member of the global Rockstar Energy Husqvarna squad will help me take my career even further. The switch comes after what has been one of the best seasons in my career. Winning two out of four rounds in the 2017 SuperEnduro World Championship I then went on to secure what has been one of the most important wins in my career, at Erzberg. Following a great season, I’m confident I can now push for winning results in SuperEnduro. It’s going to be a tough series, but I can’t wait to get started in Poland.”
Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles: “We are very happy to see Alfredo return to Husqvarna Motorcycles. Going from strength to strength over the last couple of years, he is now unquestionably one of the few riders who can battle for race victories in the biggest Hard Enduro events and also challenge for the SuperEnduro World Championship title. With a wealth of experience and knowledge in offroad racing, we strongly believe Alfredo will further strengthen the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team. We are looking forward to see him make his debut with the team in Poland.”