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2013-09-09 08:02

SA ACE TO TAKE ON WORLD MOTOCROSS: Durban-born Tyla Rattray will compete in the 2014 FIM World Motocross championship for Husqvarna in the MX1 class. Image: Husqvarna

Husqvarna has set its sights on the 2014 FIM World Motocross Championship and to help achieve its goal, the team signed up South African Tyla Rattray.

Johannesburg- Husqvarna hopes to take on the 2014 FIM World Motocross championship series with a factory team for both MX1 and MX2 classes. Tyla Rattray (28), who won the 2008 MX2 World championship with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team, will enter the MX1 class.

Rattray moved from South Africa to Germany in 2000 to compete internationally and qualified for his first GP races in 2001 at the age of 15.

‘MOST AWESOME NEWS’

Husqvarna South Africa general manager Fred Fensham said: "This is the most awesome news. The significance of having a past World champion on the Husky is already awesome; to have a South African World champ – the words escape me.

“Wow, do we look forward to watching World MX in 2014.”

Rattray will race alongside Todd Waters, while riders Romain Febvre and Alexandr Tonkov will represent the new team in MX2.

Two decades ago Greg Albertyn became SA’s first Motocross World champion when he won the 125 championship in 1992. He won two 250 World championships in 1993 and 1994.

Anyway, Wheels24 says "Go, Tyla!"

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