Kristian Whatley is to join the Apico Husqvarna MX1 team alongside Matt Burrows and Jamie Law after splitting with the MVR-D Husky team two weeks ago. After a week of negotiations, Whatley clinched the deal with Apico to contest the MX1 class of the Maxxis British championship and MX Nationals aboard an Apico Husqvarna FC450. The former British Champion, who made a clear sweep of all major Pro Class competitions back in 2013, taking the British Maxxis, Red Bull Pro Nationals and British Masters MX1 titles, is fired up to show he still has what it takes to win a British Championship.
Whatley said: “I’m really happy to have the opportunity to ride for the Apico Husqvarna Team with everything now in place to make sure I can concentrate on winning the British Maxxis and MX Nationals MX1 titles. I’d like to thank Sean Burrows, Dylan Brown at Apico and David Edwards from Husqvarna for the opportunity to compete in the premier British MX series for 2017 and can’t wait to get behind the gate”.
Apico boss Dylan Brown said: “Recent circumstances resulted in Kristian Whatley leaving MVR-D for reasons unconfirmed by either party. It was only last week that Kristian approached Sean Burrows (Apico Husqvarna Team Manager) about the possibility of a ride for our team. After some in-depth negotiation between Husqvarna, Sean, Kristian and I, we have managed to secure the services of Kristian Whatley for the 2017 outdoor season with Apico Husqvarna. Kristian is a welcome addition to the team with Matt Burrows, Jamie Law riding the FC450 and youth rider Jack Lindsay will be aboard the TC85 BW. The guys are preparing now for the outdoor season and are all raring to take it to the line for 2017.”