FactoryONE Motorsports announced it will support Benjamin Herrera from Talca, Chile, who will fall under the MCS Racing Sherco umbrella.
This is a pres release from FactoryONE Motorsports…
(February 15, 2021) – FactoryONE Motorsports announced it will support Benjamin Herrera from Talca, Chile, who will fall under the MCS Racing Sherco umbrella. The Red Bull athlete is a multiple-time Chilean Enduro National Champion, South American Enduro Champion, ISDE Gold Medalist, Young Cup GP Champion, multi-time Youth & Junior podium winner in EnduroGP and FIM SuperEnduro. Joining him is 24-year-old, Sebastián Taverne, who was the 250cc National Champion of Chile in 2017 and a two-time ISDE gold medalist. Eighteen-year-old Lucas Valdebenito, a two-time ISDE silver medalist and the 2018 Sand Enduro National Champion of Chile, rounds out the trio of riders for MCS Racing Sherco.
“I am really excited to be riding on Sherco this year,” said Herrera. “I am looking forward to putting in my best effort, which will hopefully translate to podiums in both enduro and extreme off-road events. I am really thankful for this support from Sherco USA, as I know how difficult things are with Covid-19. It really means a lot to me.”
Herrera, aka “Benji” is going to be taking on a new discipline as he will be lining up in the XC1 class in GNCC on board an SEF 450 Factory. Taverne will be racing in the XC2 class on an SE 250 Factory and Valdebenito will race in XC3 aboard an SE 125 Factory. They will be joining 15-year-old Jack Joy to further bolster the NextGen program under Rod Marshall’s MSC Racing Sherco.
“We are very happy to provide support for Benji, Seb and Lucas,” said Ron Sallman, president of FactoryONE Motorsports. “Benji is an incredible ambassador for the sport and has accomplished a great deal in his career to date. I am looking forward to seeing what they can accomplish this year. He will make a great addition to MCS Racing Sherco.”
As mentioned, the riders will primarily focus on GNCC, but will mix in various National Enduros, extreme off-road and possibly the full EnduroCross season. The first round of GNCC is set to get under way Sunday, February 21 at the Big Buck in South Carolina.