14 minutes in the past | Phrases: Andy Wigan | Photographs: Husqvarna Bikes
You received’t meet a nicer, extra real bloke than Todd Waters. The 2019 Australian MX champ is partaking, approachable and amusing, and goes out of his method to generate added worth for his sponsors and followers. And in 2021 and 2022, he was additionally the one lively Professional motocrosser who took it upon himself to contest two nationwide sequence concurrently: the Australian ProMX Championship and the Australian Off-Street Championship (AORC).
Properly, for season 2023, Waters seems to be scaling again slightly on his racing commitments so he can ramp up his involvement within the suspension tuning enterprise he lately purchased, and to tackle the function of each racer and workforce supervisor with Husqvarna’s official nationwide MX/SX racing workforce. Right here’s the PR from Husky HQ explaining their prolonged partnership with Todd Waters…
Husqvarna Bikes is becoming a member of forces with former Australian MX1 Champion, Todd Waters, to guide the official Husqvarna Bikes Australia supported racing workforce set to launch in 2023. Having already established a robust relationship after many profitable years collectively, this newfound partnership will see Waters handle the new-look Husqvarna Bikes supported racing workforce in a multi-year association for the Australian ProMX Championship and Australian Supercross Championship. Whereas Waters himself will race the MX1 class on the Husqvarna FC450 for the workforce, the remaining rider line-up shall be introduced in early 2023.
This previous yr was an exceptionally profitable season for Waters after he completed third within the ProMX MX1 standings, claimed spherical wins within the Australian Off-Street Championship (AORC), earned second within the E2 class on the Australian 4-Day Enduro (A4DE) and represented his nation on the Worldwide Six Days Enduro (ISDE). He was additionally runner-up within the Hattah Desert Race on debut.
To spherical out 2022, Waters additionally grew to become a joint proprietor – along with his cousin and long-term race mechanic, Jason – of the Gold Coast-based WP Suspension dealership, Raceline Efficiency, setting the wheels in movement for this thrilling new workforce partnership with Husqvarna Bikes.
Kyle Blunden (Motorsport Supervisor, KTM Group Australia): “We’re very excited to be working hand in hand on this mission with Todd and stay up for many profitable years collectively. It’s a pure development for Todd. He and I’ve been discussing this for some time now, and the timing couldn’t be higher. With all the things Todd has happening in his skilled life exterior of racing, we’re merely bringing many aspects collectively to assist create a high-performing setting the place riders will little doubt thrive. With Todd on the helm, you may be assured most effort and lots of enjoyable alongside the way in which. It’s a really thrilling time for us all, and we stay up for what the long run holds.”
Todd Waters: “Our new partnership with Husqvarna Bikes appears like an ideal match for the place I’m at in my profession. After shopping for Raceline Efficiency a number of months in the past, it made sense for us to proceed racing from a advertising perspective. Having been driving for Husqvarna Bikes for quite a few years, it was an ideal alternative to align additional with that model and tackle the race workforce. The whole lot lined up and it positively feels good to create an ecosystem that is sensible, in order that after I go racing, I’m on the beginning line representing my very own model and Husqvarna Bikes. 2023 is shaping as much as be an extremely thrilling yr!”