Former British champion Elliott Banks-Browne will be joined at the Geartec Husqvarna Racing team by two young hopefuls Luke Norris and Jordan Moxey for their assault on the 2017 motocross season. The newly-formed Geartec Husqvarna racing team, managed by Banks-Browne, will compete in the Maxxis British Motocross Championship, Michelin MX Nationals and selected rounds of the FIM MXGP and EMX 250 series on FC 450 and FC 250 Machines.
After a turbulent few seasons due to injury, Elliott sets to take a completely new approach to his racing in 2017 being the only rider to manage and race in his own team as he sets his sights on title number three. Luke turned heads in 2017 with his show of speed and his stand out ride of 4th overall at the last round of the Maxxis British Championship back in September. MX2 rider Jordan Moxey is a name many have not heard of before but the 20-year- old from Norfolk has an abundance of speed and talent but has lacked the correct machinery and guidance so with all that now taken care of 2017 is set to be his year to shine..
Banks-Browne said: “I am very happy to have Luke and Jordan onboard. Like myself, Luke has had some troubles with injury but this year has showed great speed and his ride at Foxhills has hopefully given him that extra bit of confidence he needed. I feel with the right guidance and structure, Luke can be a top 5 contender week in week out if not fighting for the podium.
“The reason i wanted to give Jordan a shot was the amount of natural talent he has. Talent is something that can’t be taught. On practice days Jordan is very fast but just needs to replicate that over in to his racing, Over my 10 year career I have learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t and if I can share some of that information with him and harness his speed into racing, I truly believe he could be one to watch.”
Norris said: “I am really excited to be joining the Geartec Husqvarna team for 2017. I’m extremely thankful for the opportunity and can’t wait to get out racing. I know I’ll have a great team of people behind me and the best bike possible to get the job done, I just cant wait to get started now.”
Moxey added: “I cant thank Geartec Husqvarna enough for this amazing opportunity they have given me – this is like a dream come true and I will give everything to being the best I can be. I am very honoured that Elliott sees something in me and to be able to work and learn from him about what it takes to race at the highest level is something I could have only dreamed about. I won’t let him or Geartec Husqvarna down and can’t wait to get started.”