News 30 Nov 2022

Husqvarna introduces new-look grand prix teams

Moto2 and Moto3 liveries revealed ahead of 2023 world championship.

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Husqvarna has introduced its new-look Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact grand prix teams, set to take on the 2023 Moto2 and Moto3 World Championships with a potent line-up.

In October, the manufacturer announced that it would expand its GP efforts to Moto2, employing the services of former MotoGP rider Darryn Binder and European champion Lukas Tulovic to spearhead the intermediate class efforts.

“It was a great opportunity to go straight to MotoGP in 2022 but I am very happy to be coming to Moto2 for the very first time,” Binder explained. “It will be another new adventure for me and I am hoping to make the most of it.

“I am really happy to join this team as there have been talks before and so it’s great to finally come together. I am super-excited to get the 2023 season started and I hope that I can put all the experience I’ve gained in MotoGP this year into Moto2 and make the most of it and hope to secure some good results.

“When I first tested the Moto2 bike, it felt really good. I felt comfortable really quickly and after three days I already started to build up a good feeling. Step-by-step I understood what the Moto2 bikes needs and it’s cool not to worry about too much electronics because you can just go out, ride and work on the setup. focus on your riding and improve with every exit. The testing was really positive which is why I can’t wait to get the season started.”

Husqvarna’s Moto3 assault was previously run under the Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max banner, but notably, Sterilgarda Husqvarna Max Moto3 team manager Peter Ottl will maintain the role with the Liqui Moly Husqvarna Intact GP Moto3 outfit next year.

Claiming two victories and multiple podiums throughout the 2022 season, Ayuma Sasaki will remain with Husqvarna in Moto3 for 2023 and be joined by Red Bull Rookies Cup graduate Colin Veijer.

“2022 has been a lot of ups and downs for me, I had some injuries at the beginning of the year but luckily in the second part of the season, we had some fantastic races: we achieved nine podiums, and two wins and it turned out to be the best season in my career so far,” Sasaki said. “Next year I am aiming to be within the top 3, if possible to fight for the championship, and I will do everything I can to achieve that.”

Following pre-season testing, the 2023 MotoGP World Championship commences at Portimao on 24-26 March, marking the first of 21 rounds to be contested next year.