Kearney & Strang Spearhead Suzuki’s A4DE Camaign
Australia’s international off-road racing heroes, Glenn Kearney and Josh Strang will spearhead Suzuki Motorcycles’ first-ever Australian Four Day Enduro campaign at Coffs Harbour (NSW) on 5 – 8 July.
Currently contesting America’s premier off-road series, Kearney and Strang will take time out from their busy international schedules to make Suzuki’s debut in the annual Australian endurance event.
Representing Suzuki Australia, the pair will pilot RM250 machines in Class 2 (over 220cc, 2-stroke), giving fans a rare and exciting opportunity to see the Aussie stars race on home soil.
Having gained vast experience racing in the fiercely competitive Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) series with US factory outfit FMF/Suzuki, the duo will make a formidable line-up in the challenging event.
A former Australian Off-Road Champion, 26-year-old Kearney is now an established GNCC front-runner, while Strang, 19, is contesting his rookie season in the US, having claimed the 220cc, two-stroke class win and fifth outright in last year’s Australian Four Day Enduro.
"Glenn and Josh both have an impressive record as off-road competitors and are doing well on the world stage – it’s a huge coup for Suzuki Australia to have secured them for this event", Glyn Griffiths, National Marketing Manager – Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said.
"The annual Australian Four Day Enduro is a massive test of man and machine, but with Glenn and Josh each on a Suzuki RM250, we feel we have a strong package for our debut in the event."
Suzuki Australia will supply the pair with motorcycles and parts, as well as supporting the Australian Four Day Enduro event with sponsorship.
"Suzuki is delighted to be involved in the Australian Four Day Enduro – it’s a world-class event and we’re proud to be supporting it as a sponsor, as well as fielding an entry with Glenn and Josh," Griffiths said.
Both hailing from New South Wales, Kearney and Strang will also represent their state in the Trophy Team components of the event, as over 250 Australian and international competitors ride for an average of seven hours per day across four consecutive days.
In a unique racing challenge, riders will complete trail sections, control points and special tests through national parks, state forests and private property.