Richmondshire off-road ace Jonathan Richardson has signed a deal to become part of a new five-rider team to contest the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship and British Extreme Enduro Championship.

Headed up by multiple Scott Trial winner and Rockstar Husqvarna factory racing rider Graham Jarvis, it fulfils a long-standing ambition to develop talented Hard Enduro future champions by launching his own team.

Jarvis is hoping the new eight-round FIM Championship in 2021 will be the perfect showcase for his young stars, passing on all his experience to find the next world champion.

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As well as 2011 Scott Trial winner Richardson from Skeeby, Jarvis Husqvarna Racing has secured some of the most exciting and promising young riders including fellow Yorkshiremen Will Hoare and Sam Winterburn as well as Bulgaria’s Teodor Kabakchiev, and experienced Welsh rider Grant Churchward.

The opening round of the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship gets underway in Portugal on May 7/9 with further rounds in Austria, Italy, Romania, USA, Poland, Spain, and Germany. Dates for the British series have still to be confirmed.