Former AMA Hare & Hound Champion and multi-time ISDE gold medalist Destry Abbott has been named to fill in for the injured Bobby Garrison on the U.S. Trophy Team for next month's ISDE in Germany.

Garrison, who has been dealing with a nagging injury, will step aside and relinquish his spot on the six-rider team to Abbott.

At the end of the 2011 season, Abbott retired from full-time racing but has been competing in various off-road and even motocross events through out 2012, and he says that the less grueling schedule has left him stronger now than he did this time last year when he rode for the U.S. ISDE team in Finland.

"This has been a different kind of year for me, because I haven't been focusing on one series and instead have been having fun racing a lot of different events," he said. "I actually feel stronger and better on the bike, so I'm really excited about this and hopefully my experience will help with the team, too."

Abbott will compete along side Kurt Caselli, Mike Brown, recently crowned WORCS champ Taylor Robert, Russell Bobbitt and Charlie Mullins in Germany, September 24-29.

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.

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