Husqvarna Motorcycles is pleased to welcome Timmy Weigand to the North American team as Off-Road Racing Manager! The 4-time Baja Champion brings a wealth of racing knowledge and championship-winning experience to Husqvarna, and is looking forward to overseeing the iconic brand's US off-road racing efforts.
"I am excited to say the least," Weigand said. "This is a great opportunity to work with a legendary brand and a great team. I am looking forward to working with Mike Brown and National Enduro Champion Andrew DeLong, who will both be continuing with Husqvarna in 2015. Brownie is a tremendous competitor, and Andrew is really coming into his own. I'm thrilled to work with these guys, and build off of this year. We are looking to make a bigger push in 2015 and have an even greater presence in off-road racing."
Current Off-Road Racing Manager Andy Jefferson will finish out the season in his existing role, as he also transitions into his new position as Media Relations Manager for Husqvarna.
"Timmy will be a natural fit into our Factory Off-Road Race Team," Jefferson commented. "We made some big strides in 2014 with two national championships, and next year will be even better for Husqvarna. I am proud to hand off the off-road program to someone of Timmy's experience. He has a lot to offer as a mentor and a leader. We're all very excited to watch the off-road team climb to even greater heights in 2015."
Jefferson is also looking forward to his new role as Media Relations Manager, where he will work alongside editors and journalists of leading North American motorcycle publications to represent Husqvarna Motorcycles.