Tortelli to race Stark Varg at Hawkstone Park!
Organisers of the World Vets Motocross set for Hawkstone Park in September have announced that former world champion Sebastien Tortelli will compete at the iconic venue aboard the all-electric motocross bike, the Stark VARG.
In what’s shaping up to be an intriguing encounter, former world champion Tortelli will be riding the Stark VARG all electric motocross bike, supplied by Marsh MX, against “Normal” modern bikes. What will win? The electric motor or the internal combustion engine – we can’t wait to find out! Of course, the VARG has a slight advantage with a former world champ on board!
Tortelli competed in the Motocross World Championships from 1994 to 1998 and the AMA Motocross Championships from 1999 to 2005. He returned to Europe to compete in the 2006 FIM Motocross World Championship for his final season of professional motocross. Tortelli won two FIM motocross world championships. He was one of the few competitors who could beat both Stefan Everts and Ricky Carmichael in their prime.
And you might be racing against him. Sebastien will be entering the pro/expert class and we fully expect him to make the grand final. So if that’s your class, here is your chance to race against a former world champion. Sebastien will be interviewed by Jack Bernicle during the weekend and will make himself available for signatures and selfies – whether you are a rider or spectator, come along and meet a true legend.
A few weeks ago Jonathan McCready spoke to Sebastien Tortelli about his role in the Stark Varg electric motocross revolution and we talk about his fantastic career that saw him win two world titles, a 250 supercross main event and race and beat arguably the two greatest ever, Ricky Carmichael and Stefan Everts, in their prime years.