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.”