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Barr talks about Husky switch

Martin Barr, who finished second in the 2017 Maxxis ACU British Motocross MX2 Championship, joins Mel Pocock, Dylan Woodcock and Ollie Colmer on the Husqvarna UK-backed Revo team.

Over the last 15 years Martin has forged a well-deserved reputation as a top-flight front-runner in domestic motocross and he’s relishing the opportunity to take his talents to a wider stage as he concentrates his efforts on the European EMX 250 series along with the Maxxis ACU British Motocross MX2 Championship.

He’s also the second longest-serving competitor in the FIM Motocross of Nations – the World Cup of MX – having represented his country every year since 2006.

Martin said: “I’m really looking forward to it. Obviously, I’ve been doing the British championship for a long time so to get the chance to race the European championship presents me with a new challenge which is very exciting.

“I can’t wait to jump on the REVO Husqvarna – those guys know how to make a fast bike and this will give me a really good shot at winning the British and European championships.

“Don’t get me wrong, I know there are going to be a lot of fast kids coming through and I’m going to be the veteran of the class but my fitness is as good as it’s ever been and I have the experience so there’s no reason why I can’t do it.”

Mark Yates (Team Principal) said: “Martin’s always consistent and he’s also consistently fast which is precisely what we need for the team.

“He’s very experienced and is incredibly mature which is a massive asset for us. Mel Pocock’s 25 and has been around the block a few times but our new signing Dylan Woodcock’s only 17 and will really benefit from being on the team with Martin.

“And let’s not forget that he will perform – he’s very, very fast. There are no team orders – I’m confident that both Martin and Mel are capable of winning the British championship for us.”

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