The new team will be going after victories with a mix of experienced and younger riders taking the fight to the competition. They are Philippe Chainé (21), fifteen year-old phenom Samuel Rousseau and 20+ time Quebec Champion Guy Giroux, who will also act as Team Captain.
Team arrangements were finalised at the 2012 Montreal Motorcycle SHOW this past weekend, and team members picked up the bikes earlier this week and are furiously preparing for some serious practice time in Florida. The team will take part in two AMA Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) races in the coming weeks.
The team leaves for Florida Friday March 2. They will meet up with the official US-based Husqvarna GNCC and National Enduro team, to test and train with their riders. This intense boot-camp riding program with some of the best Enduro racers in the world will sharpen up our guys in preparation for Canadian races.
The team, including support rider Alexandre Leblanc, will gauge its progress by racing in the first two races of the 2012 AMA GNCC season, in River Ranch (FL) and Washington (GA).
Team Eight – O - One thanks its partners, who are making this effort a reality: Husqvarna Motorcycles NA BMW-Motorrad Canada, Motovan, Rekluse, Ogio, One Industrie, Oakley Goggles, Zox Helmets, Leo Vince, Dunlop Tires, Uni Air Filters, GPR Stabilizers, Enduro Engineering, DID Chains, Motul, Matrix Concepts, IMS, Axis, GoPro, and TXC Boots.