With new machinery, an extended team featuring riders in each of the Enduro World Championship’s classes, and with an Enduro 2 World title to defend, the Husaberg Factory Racing Team enters the 2013 season in confident mood. With five months having passed since the 2012 World Championship drew to a highly successful close for Husaberg, attentions and ambitions now turn to the start of the seven-round 2013 series.
Securing a maiden EWC title last year to become the first rider ever to win an FIM Motocross and Enduro World Championship, Pela Renet starts 2013 as the rider to beat. In a class stacked with talent, one thing the tall Frenchman knows is that successfully defending his E2 title will be anything but easy. Not one to shy away from a challenge Pela starts 2013 having spent the winter dialling in his new FE450, and maximising his fitness levels.
The goal for this season is the same as last year – to try and win the Enduro 2 title,” comments Pela. “Last year was a great season, and I know that this year won’t be easy at all.
“Some riders have left the E2 class, but others have joined it – there will be several riders capable of winning. Consistency will certainly be important. I’ve been working hard this winter, my fitness is very good, and I feel ready.
“I have a new bike for 2013, which is very different to last year’s model. It is much lighter and easier to handle. I rode as much as I could this winter so I really know and understand the bike, and I am very pleased with it. I know I have a great package to start the defence of my Enduro 2 World Championship.”
Competing alongside Renet for Husaberg in Enduro 2 will be Oriol Mena. Stepping off an E3 class bike for the first time since entering the senior ranks, Mena will compete aboard an FE350 – an experience the Spaniard is eagerly awaiting.