Following the recent signing of motocross star David Goosen, Husqvarna South Africa is excited to announce that the good news does not stop there. The team will welcome two 17 year old riders stacked with talent to the National Enduro and Cross Country squad respectively in 2021, namely Heinrich Aust and Davin Cocker.
With multiple national champion Brett Swanepoel spearheading the hunt for national titles in both the National Cross Country OR1 Class and National Enduro E2 Class, the teams newest recruits will grab the opportunity to race alongside the South African star. Aust will represent the team on the Enduro side in the E1 Class, and Cocker will attempt to chase down the OR3 title that narrowly evaded his grasp in the Cross Country Championship earlier this year.
“As Brett prepares to defend his 2020 title in both disciplines, Heinrich and Davin have the awesome opportunity to learn from one of the best riders we’ve ever had. Brett has shown the most incredible commitment to fight back from a near career ending injury to pull off the double victory that was last achieved by Louwrens Mahoney in 2006,” said Husqvarna South Africa’s Brand Manager Fred Fensham.
As Husqvarna welcomes the new riders to the squad, the team is equally as excited to once again support rising star Neil van der Vyver in the National Motocross Championship. The four-time national champion will represent the team in the 85cc Class next season, with Goosen flying the Husqvarna flag in both the MX1 and MX2 Class respectively.
“I am beyond excited with the team that we have assembled for 2021 and can’t wait to introduce not only the new team members but also an all new look for Husqvarna. We are also fortunate to bring on some new partners next season – which will be announced at our team launch in January,” said Fensham.
As the tumultuous year of 2020 draws to a close, Fensham added, “A big thank you to all our race fans – I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and above all safe festive season. We can’t wait to go racing in 2021!”