HUSQVARNA TO MOTO3
November 21 2013.


Husqvarna Motorcycles has announced its participation in the 2014 Moto3 World Championship, which starts in Doha, Qatar on March the 23rd. The official team will be named Red Bull Husqvarna Factory Racing and will be directed by team manager Aki Ajo. The official team rider will be Britain’s Danny Kent.


Under the watchful eye of experienced former racer Aki Ajo, who has enjoyed a long and successful career in motorsport racing and team management, Danny Kent will challenge for the Moto3 World Championship title. A second Husqvarna will be ridden by the promising young rider Niklas Ajo from Finland.

The Moto3 class was introduced in 2012, replacing the 125cc two-stroke category. Machinery is restricted to single-cylinder 250cc four-stroke engines. The minimum total weight for motorcycle and rider is 148 kg (326 lb.). Riders in the Moto3 class cannot be older than 28 years.

Stefan Pierer, KTM AG CEO: “Running Husqvarna in the Moto3 World Championship will bring considerable interest to both the category and the brand. With its history of 110 years the Husqvarna brand is well known throughout the world of racing. The Moto3 stage will give a further boost to grow Husqvarna stronger than ever. We’re looking forward to seeing great competition next year. ”