Husqvarna Motorcycles have announced their participation in the 2014 Moto3™ World Championship. Red Bull Husqvarna Factory Racing will have Britain’s Danny Kent and Finland’s Niklas Ajo as their two riders.
Directed by team manager Aki Ajo, who has enjoyed a long and successful career in motorsport racing and team management, Husqvarna will begin a new racing chapter in Grand Prix competition.
Stefan Pierer, KTM AG CEO commented: "Running Husqvarna in the Moto3 World Championship will bring considerable interest to both the category and the brand. With its history of 110 years the Husqvarna brand is highly known throughout the world of racing. The Moto3 stage will give a further boost to grow Husqvarna stronger than ever. We’re looking forward to see great competition next year. "
Pit Beirer, head of Husqvarna Motorsport, added: "After our strong commitment to offroad competition, entering the Moto3 World Championship is a new milestone in the history of Husqvarna. With the full support of Mr. Pierer and the Husqvarna Motorcycles Board of Directors, we are extremely excited about this new project. We will bring the best people and all the necessary energies together to give the project the success it deserves. Danny Kent will be our official factory rider, with Niklas Ajo our official support rider. Both hugely talented young racers, we are looking forward to the start of Husqvarna’s new journey into Grand Prix Road Racing."