Ricky Dietrich Confirmed for 2012 British Sprint EnduroTuesday, January 24, 2012 | 11:15 AM
CH Racing Husqvarna’s new signing Ricky Dietrich will compete in the 2012 ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship.
With the opening two rounds of the 2012 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship rapidly approaching American off-road racer Ricky Dietrich has confirmed his participation in the series, which starts in Aldershot, Hampshire on February 11/12.
Recently signing to race for the Italian Husqvarna CH Racing Monster Energy team where he will contest the entire Enduro World Championship, Dietrich’s decision to also compete in the Elite class of the BSEC series injects further excitement into an already hotly contested championship. Formerly residing in California, Dietrich is one of the State’s top off-road racers having won titles in both the AMA Endurocross and AMA WORCS series.
In 2011 Dietrich switched disciplines to compete in the AMA National Motocross championship finishing 14th overall - his season best result coming at round two in Texas where he claimed a superb fifth place. A rider with an excellent pedigree in both enduro and motocross, Dietrich is certain to prove a welcome addition to the 2012 BSEC series.
Ricky Dietrich: ‘I’m excited to be competing in the British Sprint Enduro Championship for Husqvarna. I’ve heard many good things about this series and feel that it will be perfect preparation for the Enduro World Championship. It will give me the opportunity to put in some real special test training under race conditions. My experience in enduro racing is limited but I’m keen to learn and I feel the BSEC will be the perfect place to do that.’
‘The championship has attracted a lot of talented riders so getting to compete against the top UK talent will give me a good indication of where both my speed and fitness is at. It will also be my first experience of the UK so I’m excited to see a little of the country, meet some new people, and maybe try out an English breakfasts I’ve heard about!’
The opening rounds of the 2012 Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship take place Nr Aldershot, Hampshire on February 11/12.
The event is situated off the A323, Fleet Road. Follow event signs to the start/finish and parking areas.
Postcode: GU11 2HL
Adults £10.00 each. Under 14 year olds free. Overnight camping £10.00
Vehicles will be parked on a generous, flat parking area joining onto the rider’s paddock and start/finish area.
Racing starts at 9.30am both days. A sighting lap (starts 9.00am) and four timed laps will take place during the morning session before a 30-minute break and paddock autograph signing session. A three-lap afternoon session will then take place. On Sunday the event will end with a prize giving ceremony.
For more information visit www.enduro-sprint.com
About the BSEC
The Husqvarna ACU British Sprint Enduro Championship is the UK’s newest off-road motorcycle race series, promoted and organised exclusively by GMC Events Ltd. Enduro is one of the world’s longest standing off-road motorcycle disciplines, the motorcycle equivalent of car rallying. Sprint enduro is an exciting new rider, spectator, and media friendly discipline that delivers simple to understand, day-long, enduro racing action. The series caters for the best enduro talent in the UK. The BSEC is governed by the ACU – the internationally recognised National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles (less Northern Ireland).
Husqvarna is an iconic off-road motorcycle brand. In ’07 Husqvarna became a part of the BMW Group with the German company completely revitalising the Husqvarna brand, which is now the off-road competition arm of BMW Motorrad. A new factory that houses production, design, administration and R&D has since been built in Varese, Northern Italy. Enjoying competitive success at the highest level, in 2011 Husqvarna clinched the Enduro 1 and Enduro 2 World Championship titles with their TE250 and TE310 machines ridden by Finn Juha Salminen and Frenchman Antoine Meo. Building its first motorcycle in 1903 Husqvarna motorcycles were produced in Sweden until ’86 when the company was sold to the Cagiva Group, which later became MV Agusta S.p.A. Enduro greats such as Anders Eriksson, Paul Edmondson, Samuli Aro, Stefan Merriman, Petri Silvan, Antoine Meo and Juha Salminen have all enjoyed world championship winning success with Husqvarna. http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.co.uk