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Husky bids farewell to Martens

Husqvarna has now formally split with Jacky Martens and the JM Racing team after many years of service as Husqvarna Motorcycles’ officially supported MX2 representatives in the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Martens is expected to continue in GPs on a different brand of bike, which has yet to be announced. It is believed Martens will move up to the MXGP team and is thought to be courting Honda support. It is not likely to be from sister brand KTM. Husky will back a new MX2 team run by Martens’ long-time sponsor Nestaan whose boss wanted to have his own team.  

Working with Husqvarna Motorcycles since 2014, Jacky and the JM Racing team officially ran the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 team for the last four years. 

Enjoying many podium results and Grand Prix wins, the team played a significant role in re-establishing Husqvarna Motorcycles as a key manufacturer within top-level international motocross competition, highlighting the uncompromised ability of the FC 250 machine within the 250cc 4-stroke class. Husqvarna Motorcycles are extremely grateful for all Jacky and his team achieved during this time and wish Jacky all the very best for the future. 

Diego Clement – Motorsport Manager at Husqvarna Motorcycles“Jacky Martens and his JM Racing team have made a huge contribution to Husqvarna Motorcycles’ motorsports programme in recent years and all within Husqvarna are incredibly grateful for the commitment and professionalism given throughout this time. Supporting and guiding the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing MX2 class riders in recent years, Jacky has helped us enjoy notable success, highlighted by Thomas Kjer Olsen’s runner-up result in the 2019 FIM MX2 World Championship. As Husqvarna Motorcycles prepare to start a new chapter in its MX2 series we sincerely thank Jacky for all he has done for Husqvarna Motorcycles and wish him all the very best for the future.”