Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are pleased to announce the appointment of Pela Renet as their new Rally Team Coordinator. Following his retirement from competitive racing due to injuries sustained at the Atacama Rally in August 2017, the Frenchman will remain with Husqvarna Factory Racing to assist the team in their next Cross Country Rally world championship and Dakar campaign.
Pela Renet has enjoyed a varied and very successful career in motorcycle racing. His first world title came in 2009 where he was crowned FIM MX3 World Champion. Pela then switched to enduro, where he won several French championships as well as clinching two world titles in 2012 and 2014.
A change to rally in 2015 saw Pela race the Dakar Rally for the first time – a dream come true for the multiple world champion. Displaying great speed and skill on his Husqvarna rally machine, Pela finished seventh in 2017 at the Dakar – his best result at the event.
Pela Renet: “I am honoured to be appointed as Team Coordinator to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing Team. My results over the years would not have been possible without the backing of a great team behind me and to be able to give something back by sharing my knowledge and experience is a real privilege. I look forward to continue working with Husqvarna and hope to claim even more victories together.”
Diego Clement – Head of Motorsport at Husqvarna Motorcycles: “Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing are extremely pleased to continue our working relationship with Pela Renet. He has been a great asset to the team and this continued partnership will benefit both parties immensely. Pela’s attention to detail and thoroughness in all aspects of his preparations and racing were exemplary – that same work ethic and methodical approach to team coordination will be a huge asset to the Husqvarna team. We look forward to working with Pela and hope for more great results.”