The DSR Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team of 2017 welcomes a three-rider line-up to contest major off-road championship titles. Team Manager, Dave Suter, will be assisted by Master’s Class front runner and industry expert Derek Grundy and together they will direct the Team with the backing of lubricant giant Motul and world rated tyre manufacturer Pirelli.
“Appointing rider talent to a Team is always a difficult task,” stated Suter. “But this year it just fell into place and we couldn’t be happier with our line-up. Nic Tomlinson and Andy Wilksch will headline our team in the Pro ranks while Derek Grundy will support me in the management role whilst contesting the Master’s Class.”
Tomlinson comes to the DSR Motul Pirelli Sherco Off-Road Team with plenty of talent and experience. The NSW-based rider represented Australia at the 2016 International Six Day Enduro in Spain and placed 2nd in the Australian Off-Road Championship Under-19 title. Tomlinson also placed 2nd in the Under-19 Class at the 2016 Hattah Desert Race.
“Nic is a dedicated rider that wants to win,” said Suter. “He loved the Sherco from the very first ride and testing has seen him shave considerable amounts of time from the stopwatch.”
Tomlinson will race the 2017 Sherco 450 SEF-R in the Under-19 Class in the Australian Off-Road Championship and Hattah Desert Race and in the E2 division at the Australian Four Day Enduro along with plenty of racing in State and regional events.
Joining Tomlinson at the premiere level is Victorian rider Andy Wilksch who will race a 2017 Sherco 300 SEF-R. Wilksch will be busy in 2017 contesting the AORC, Hattah Desert Race, A4DE, Victorian Off-Road Championship and South Australian Off-Road Championship where he was runner-up in 2016.
“Andy has some serious raw speed,” Suter explained. “He tested the 300 SEF-R and was immediately faster than on his race bike from last year. He’s a fantastic talent that has the respect of our industry partners and that says a lot about his character. Expect to see a faster Andy Wilksch in 2017.”
The DSR Motul Pirelli Sherco team is in the middle of pre-season testing and finalising support. Expect to hear more exciting news from DSR Motul Pirelli Sherco in the coming days.
Words and Photo courtesy of Sherco Australia