The A1M Motorsport Husqvarna team ran by Tanel Leok have confirmed their rider line up for 2019 and there will be six riders under the awning.
Leok will race the MXGP class and it will be his 19th season in the World Championship. The team have decided to sign an MX2 World Championship rider in the form of Austrian, Roland Edelbacher and he will be a rookie in the MX2 World Championship. The Austrian did race the Loket round of the MX2 World series last year and finished an impressive fifteenth overall.
Andero Lusbo and Henry Vesilind will stay with the team for another year and compete in the EMX2t and EMX250 championships.
Joining the team for the season ahead will be Jörgen-Matthias Talviku as he joins from the MJC Yamaha team for another year in the EMX125 championship.
Another newcomer to the team will be Johannes Nermann and he’ll compete in the EMX250 championship.
“This year I will have six riders in the team. It’s lot of riders so the main focus will of course be on the MX2 and MXGP World Championships. I expect good results from Talviku on the 125cc, I feel he is ready to go for top 5 results or higher. Johannes Nermann is for me a new rider in team and I am surprised how quickly and good he has been developed as a rider. He started motocross older and has been improving every year and now I feel he can qualify for EMX250. The other EMX250 rider is Henry Vesilind and he was in the team last year. Somehow it was difficult to say no to the boy and with his positive attitude we give him a chance to be in the team and practice to go racing. The new class will be difficult for him, but it’s his first year and with time he can grow”, Leok exclusively told GateDrop.com
“The EMX2t class rider will be Andero Lusbo, hopefully he can finish in the top 3. He had some good rides last year and finished 4th in the championship”.
“The MX2 World Championship rider is Roland Edelbacher from Austria. This is what I’ve been looking for – a rider who is motivated and isn’t afraid to work. Also, when you look at the results they have been very good. At the MXDN he was good and he did one MX2 round in Loket where he finished 12-15 – this is good for the team. Not many people know him and I think he can make good results. It will be my 19th year in MXGP. Right now the team will not do the oversea rounds and will focus European MXGP rounds. The main focus for me will be consistently be in the points and be more ready for the races and get more focused on my own riding”, Leok added.