Current 250SX West champion stepping up in two-year commitment.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing has officially confirmed the signing of Christian Craig for the 2023 and 2024 seasons, stepping up to the 450 class full-time.
Craig, 31, clinched the 250SX West crown in Monster Energy Supercross this season and then claimed fifth in Lucas Oil Pro Motocrosss riding 450MX with Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing.
His signing at Husqvarna to ride the factory FC 450 Rockstar Edition sees Craig partner Malcolm Stewart in the premier class, with Dean Wilson this week announced at Fire Power Honda following six years with Husqvarna.
“My goal for as long as I can remember was to get a full-time 450 ride and I’m so grateful that I’ve got that now!” Craig commented. “The Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team is a very well established, winning team with a great program behind it.
“When I began talking with the team, they were very confident in the future they could provide and they believed in me, which is obviously really important to me. I’m excited to see how I can progress in the 450 class full-time with the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing crew.”
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team manager Nathan Ramsey added: “I am very happy that we were able to add Christian to our Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing program. The level of talent that Christian has displayed over the years is very evident and it’s exciting to now be a part of.
“I believe that Christian is really maturing as a racer and his championship last year is proof of that. We are more than happy to have him on the team and can’t wait to get to work.”