Power & Husaberg claim second outright at NZ Enduro Championship
claiming the 400 four stroke class at the penultimate round of the NZ Enduro
Championship, Husaberg rider Karl Power has backed it up with another class win
at the final round held at Woodhill.
Auckland based rider put in a strong performance on his Husaberg 450 FE,
accumulating enough points to also finish the overall series only two points off
Chris Birch for the outright lead.
on his racing Karl Power said, “To take the 400 four stroke class win and then
also only finish two points off Chris Birch for outright is a really satisfying
result for me.
is a sandy based track so staying up right can be difficult. The course was 140kms and four out of five
special tests were good for me.
one special test I was going great until I came up to three logs and crashed
over them, which cost me 10 seconds in time.
I also lost my rear brake half way through the fourth test, but once I
changed my brake fluid I had no further problems and was back into the race.
Husaberg 450 FE handled well in the sand, especially with the great suspension
setting from ProRide Suspension. All up it’s being a great season for me with
the Husaberg and I look forward to putting more pressure on Birch for next
season to hopefully take the outright win.”
will next race this weekend for the Hawkes
Bay six hour
cross country race, where he will team up with KTM rider Jason Davis. Racing results will be posted at www.husaberg.com.auMedia
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For the 2008 season Karl has moved onto a KTM250EXCF with ProRide Suspension again setting up the bike for Karl's season of Enduro and GNCC racing both in New Zealand and Australia. Unfortunately for Karl not long after recovering from his broken ankle sustained last year in a freak accident on a new bike which malfunctioned he came up short on a jump at his practice track and cased his bike and went over the bars, breaking his knee braces and injuring his knee ligament requiring an operation and another 3 months of the bike. Karl was showing promising results with his new suspension setup and we hope to return to wining form once Karl is fully recovered.