Apico Husqvarna is pleased to announce that Martin Barr will join the team in 2022 in the MX1 Class aboard the Husqvarna FC450. Martin will contest the MXGB British Motocross Championship, MX Nationals along with other selected races and events.
Martin joins an experienced rider line-up with teammates Stuart Edmonds in MX1, plus Jamie Law and Jack Lindsay in MX2. The number 50 has a wealth of experience riding at the top level of British & European Motocross, winning both the Pirelli & MX Nationals in 2016 and more recently the Bridgestone MX2 Championship in 2019. 2020 saw a hard charge in an unusually short season at the MX Nationals where Martin managed to finish 2nd overall in MX1. 2021 was a tough season for the Ulsterman, who was plagued by injuries that prevented his true potential. He is now determined to show that he is still a contender and can challenge for podiums in the MX1 class.
Martin: “I’m really excited and happy to have signed a deal with Apico Husqvarna for the 2022 race season! I’ve been around the British motocross paddock for a fair few years and have always noticed how professional and a very well-run team that Dylan and Anna present at the races. After an injury-hit 2021 season, I’m motivated as ever to go out and get the results me and the team know I’m capable of! I want to thank Dylan and Anna for this great opportunity, and I can’t wait to get started on the Apico Husqvarna FC450.
Dylan: “I’ve been a supporter of Martin for many years and he has shown over the past couple of seasons he still has what it takes to be at the sharp end of British Motocross, Whilst running his own team last year had its difficulties we are hoping that the Apico Husqvarna team and support from his team mates will reduce some of the pressures and allow him to concentrate on riding, training and bringing the results home for the team. We have an experienced line-up for 2022 who are all capable of podiums in their respective classes. I’m excited to get the season underway and I’m looking forward to the first round already”.
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