February 13th 2012
Hendersonville, North Carolina: Because they believe that dirt riding is spiritual, Team MX Heaven, the racing team representing America’s premier MX vacation experience, has signed on with Öhlins USA to run the world’s-premier suspension in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
For 2012, Team MX Heaven will be competing in the Pro “Outdoor” series on Honda CRF450R race bikes, with four riders that includes last-year’s regulars Fredrik Noren and Calle Aspegren, joined by new recruits Richard Sandberg and Robert Lind. The team is located in Perris, California, where lead mechanic Ola Nilsson prepares and maintains the machinery.
Team MX Heaven principal, Gunnar Lindstrom, said, “It’s a great honor and fits our team profile very well, to be working with a top technology company. We look forward to being part of the growing Öhlins family, both in racing and testing, and we’re confident from our performance last year that our riders can deliver top results.”
Racer Calle Aspegren, said, “I can't wait to get started this year. I learned so much last year, and this year everything will be familiar to us. And now with Öhlins suspension and testing support, we will be so much more competitive.”
New teammate Richard Sandberg, said, “We’re super pumped to come to the US and compete in the Nationals. The addition of Öhlins suspension will make us much more competitive. We all have experience with Öhlins from racing in Europe, and to work with the USA technicians and development team here will be great. Together we expect great results.”
Watch for Team MX Heaven starting with the season opener at Hangtown, May 19, just outside Sacramento, California. More information about the team can be found at: www.mxheaven-usa.com. They can be contacted at: email@example.com.
Team MX Heaven’s sponsors include: Öhlins USA (of course); GOLDfren brakes; Troy Lee Designs; X-Brand, NoToil; Works Connection; Dunlop; MTA; BelRay; Renthal; Acerbis; Gaerne; AME Grips; RK Excel.
Öhlins USA distributes and services the world’s leading performance suspension components for automobiles, motorcycles, and ATVs. Öhlins develops its proprietary and trend-setting suspension components, steering dampers and oils, at the highest levels of racing from open-wheel car racing, to Moto GP, to off-road competition on two and four wheels. Öhlins USA also provides training for service centers and dealers. Öhlins USA can be contacted at: 828-692-4525; www.ohlinsusa.com