Revo Husqvarna, Husqvarna Motorcycles UK's officially supported motocross team, is proud to announce a second MX2 rider for the 2019 season.
Alvin Ostlund will be joining fellow 2019 signing Dylan Walsh in the Revo team, competing on Husqvarna FC 250 machinery in both the FIM Motocross World Championship and the Maxxis British Motocross Championship next year. The decision to enter these two riders in the MX2 class at the world level came after the FIM’s recent and unexpected introduction of an age limit in the EMX250 class.
After winning the Swedish National Championship and finishing second place in the EMX250 category in 2015, Ostlund then made his full season MX2 debut in 2016. The 20-year-old has two years of experience under his belt in the MX2 World Championship. During this time, the Swede has scored top-ten finishes and will be pushing hard for podium finishes for Revo Husqvarna in the coveted world championship and battling with his teammate for the Maxxis British Championship title.
As the Revo Husqvarna team goes from strength to strength, it has also been confirmed this week that it will be a Husqvarna Motorcycles factory supported satellite team for 2019. The race debut for Ostlund will be at the Hawkstone International on Sunday 17 February 2019.
Alvin Ostlund (Rider): "It is finally official now. I can say I have signed for Revo Husqvarna for 2019! It is a very good bike and I am looking forward to the season ahead next year. Hopefully we can have a good winter now and then this will mean a good start to the season. I am doing both the British and the MXGP series next year. This is a lot more riding then I have ever done before, as I have only ever done one series. I have been with Yamaha for the past eight years and so this is a big change for me. The Husqvarna FC 250 is totally different with the engine and suspension, but as soon as I got on the bike I enjoyed riding it. It feels good. I cannot wait!"
Mark Yates (Team Principal): "We are very pleased to announce that we have secured the services of Alvin Ostlund from Sweden. He will ride alongside Dylan Walsh and will complement our assault on the MX2 title for 2019. This signing is great for us as a team, especially in light of the recent news that the ruling has changed in the EMX250 class. This rule would have reduced us to a one-man team for the world series and the team's ambitions are greater than that. I feel that now we have such talented riders and official Husqvarna factory support we will be finishing regularly in the top ten and pushing for podiums. I cannot wait for the season to kick off at Hawkstone!"
Matt Walker (MD, Husqvarna Motorcycles UK Limited): "Revo Husqvarna run a great team that emulates Husqvarna's pioneering spirit. Alvin's signing is proof of the team's ambition. The team has been highly successful in both the British Championship and EMX250 series over the last few years. With the decision to run a two-man MX2 line up for 2019, the support Revo will now receive as a Husqvarna Motorcycles factory supported satellite team will be vital as both riders prepare for the 2019 FIM Motocross World Championship. I very much look forward to seeing Alvin and Dylan in action next season."
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