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The Husqvarna Racing Team kicked off their season at the National Enduro Championship Series opening race this past weekend in the scenic and exciting KwaZulu-Natal region.

The series debuted a revamped format of the series this weekend. Riders tackled a sprint race on Friday, followed by a two-day enduro on Saturday and Sunday. Sunday offered a unique twist with two designated timed sections, allowing riders to manage their pace throughout the day.

Riders Travis Teasdale and Luke Walker dominated their respective classes, putting on a dominant display throughout the three-round event.

Travis Teasdale, competing in the respected E2 class, had an exceptional weekend, carving his way to victory in all three rounds, putting his Husqvarna in the limelight and displaying remarkable pace and control throughout.

After a weekend of impressive riding, Teasdale said, “The first two days were grueling, pushing my physical limits, but I still had so much fun. Round one and three was a blast – I felt incredibly strong, and I’m pumped about the return of special test racing. It was a fantastic weekend, and I’m happy to be safe and back in one piece.”

Luke Walker, racing in the E1 class, thrived on the new format, finding it both exciting and strategic. He rocketed to a third-place finish in round one and then battled hard for a well-deserved second place in round two. Luke finished round three strong by taking the win in his class.

Walker shared his experience, saying, “Friday’s sprint race was a real rush. I love those short, intense battles. Round two was a marathon, testing our endurance and it was hard on the body. Round three with the special tests offered a great mix of technical challenges along with high-speed sections. Overall, I had a blast, and I think it was a fantastic start to the season.”

Team Manager, Megan Prinsloo, was thrilled with the team’s performance, stating, “Travis and Luke had an outstanding weekend. They conquered the demanding terrain and achieved well-deserved top-results. Their impressive performance has fuelled excitement for what’s to come in the remaining rounds!”

Published by: Megan Prinsloo

Photography by: ZCMC Media

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