Husqvarna SKS Racing part ways with Valk and Karssemakers
The Husqvarna SKS Racing NL team has taken its first steps in the EMX125 championship this season in collaboration with the KNMV. We can look back on a successful campaign at the end of the season. Because with a fourth and fourteenth place in the final standings, several podium places and even a top three ranking in the World Youth Championship, the team and drivers have shown considerable progress.
Besides further developing a broad Dutch presence in motocross, the main goal of TeamNL is to train riders in the broadest sense of the word. After an intense first season in the 125cc class, there will be EMX 250cc racing next year. However, both Cas Valk and Kay Karssemakers will not do this in the service of the Husqvarna SKS Racing NL team with which the KNMV has a partnership in this talent development process.
Developments this year have created opportunities for both riders to progress towards successful individual sport careers in motocross with new projects.
The Husqvarna SKS Racing NL team and the KNMV would like to thank Cas and Kay for their commitment to the journey we embarked on together. We wish both drivers a lot of success in the newly chosen routes and hope to see great things in the future.
#172 Cas Valk: “Thank you SKS and KNMV for the wonderful time we had together. We had ups and downs but overall everything was always good. I would also like to thank Axel for always getting the bikes ready. I will miss Papendal and all the people there, but a new challenge is already waiting and will hopefully take me further in my motocross career.”
#33 Kay Karssemakers: “It was a tough year. Due to the constant driving, I am still fourth in the European Championship standings and I achieved a nice third place at the World Youth Championship. I would like to thank the entire Husqvarna SKS Racing NL team for their commitment and guidance. I would also like to thank mechanic Ronald van Lieren, it was a pleasure to work with you. Barry Forschelen also thank you for trusting me. It is now time for the next step in the EMX 250 in which I hope to grow further.”
Riders coach Barry Forschelen: “Last year we made great strides with the highlight being the bronze for Kay in the World Youth Championship in the 125cc class and the podium place for Cas in the last race in the EMX125. Both riders have shown that they are two straight talents. We hope that they can continue their upward trend and that we will hear a lot more from them. I wish both Cas and Kay every success in their new challenges.”
In the short term, the Husqvarna SKS Racing NL team will announce the new team composition for 2022. News about the future of Cas Valk and Kay Karssemakers will soon be announced personally by them.
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