Phillips confirmed for World Enduro
December 06, 2012

Matt Phillips will ride the 2013 World Enduro Championship with the Husqvarna CH Racing Team (Image: Russell Colvin)

Tasmanian enduro rider Matthew Phillips will make the big jump overseas next year, having been confirmed to ride the World Enduro Championship with the Husqvarna CH Racing team.

Phillips made the announcement last night, via his Facebook page:
"Have some awesome news, just got welcomed into the Husqvana [sic] family. Racing for the factory team in the World Enduro Championship next year. Very excited/nervous/confident about the change. Thanks to everyone who helped me get this far, especially my family who has backed me the whole way.

The 19-year will reportedly take on the Enduro Junior class during his maiden World Enduro Championship season, going up against the likes of Danny McCanney and Giacomo Redondi.

Coming from a motocross background, Phillips has rapidly risen to prominence on the enduro scene over the past few years and recently claimed top honours in both the 2012 Australian Off-Road Championship E2 Class and 2012 Wildwood Rock Extreme Enduro.

Phillips has made himself known on the international stage with standout performances at last two International Six Day Enduro events, where he has taken to the track as a member of Team Australia. At this year's edition, he helped the team ride to second in the Senior Trophy division and also posted an individual 7th outright and 4th in class result.  

The 2013 World Enduro Championship is scheduled to get underway in Chile on 16 March.

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