News 28 Feb 2024

Husqvarna recruit Farres injured in crash while training

Broken femur disrupts rookie campaign in 250SX East series.

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Rockstar Energy Husqvarna newcomer Guillem Farres has been injured while training in Florida this week, the 250SX East rookie breaking his femur at Baker’s Factory and requiring surgery.

The Spaniard has been impressive across the opening two rounds of the eastern regional series, finishing eighth on debut in Detroit and then backing that result up with P9 on the weekend in Arlington.

Farres first arrived in the US during the 2022 season and was a revelation outdoors, before getting the opportunity to join Rockstar Energy Husqvarna on the FC 250 Rockstar Edition this year and adding Supercross to his schedule for the first time.

The 20-year-old had been preparing for this weekend’s Daytona Supercross when the incident occurred. He is now scheduled to undergo surgery and then will begin to work on his recovery, with further updates to be released by the team once available.

“Guillem is one of the most liked riders in the industry that I have ever worked with,” said Nathan Ramsey, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing team manager. “I am completely gutted that he had an unfortunate crash while testing at the Baker’s Factory. He is not only tough, but he is strong, and we will support him in every way to get him back at the races doing what he loves.”

With Christian Craig already sidelined, lining up alongside Malcolm Stewart at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna in this weekend’s eighth round of the Monster Energy Supercross season at Daytona will be Casey Cochran, the 17-year-old contesting the Supercross Futures category.