Introducing the Par Homes – Hughes Youth Academy Enduro Team
A brand new exciting Enduro partnership between multi times British Enduro Champion Wyn Hughes and PAR Homes guru Paul Rowlands as been created with the aim of bringing on the next generation of top young enduro riders in the UK.
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With support from leading brands such as Michelin, Fox, Putoline and DEP, Wyn formed a 3 man Youth Enduro team for the first time in 2019 under the Freestyle Youth Enduro Team banner. Providing an environment for the young riders to develop their riding technique and learn about the importance of fitness, nutrition and race preparation, Wyn took all three young men under his wing and guided them through a hugely successful debut season.
The three-rider team of Sion Evans, Endaf Hughes and Rhydian Rees picked up 2 Welsh Enduro titles, the overall win and 2 class wins at the World Enduro Super Series (WESS) Youth race at Hawkstone Park, a Fast Eddy X-Country title, the overall win and 2 class wins at the Dawn to Dusk Enduro, overall and class wins at Steve Ireland’s WOR Events and numerous other successes at local motocross and enduro events.
Following such a hugely successful year for the team in 2019, Wyn is delighted to be teaming up with PAR HOMES head man Paul Rowlands for the 2020 season. The former Quad Motocross and Enduro Champion shares Wyn’s passion for the sport and has long supported the development of young British talent in this country, both in motocross and Enduro, through PAR HOMES. Paul will be the main sponsor for 2020 and the team will now be known as the PAR HOMES – HUGHES YOUTH ACADEMY ENDURO TEAM.
At 14 years of age Sion will be moving onto a Yamaha yz125 for the coming season while Rhydian, also 14 years of age and 13-year-old Endaf will be riding Husqvarna TC85s. The three will be joined for the new season by young Llandrindod Wells rider Alfie Davies who will also be aboard a Husqvarna TC85.
For 2020 the 4 man team plan on racing the British Sprint Enduro Series, the Welsh Youth Enduro Championship, the Fast Eddy Cross-Country Championship, as well as the Dawn to Dusk, Hawkstone WESS and selected local and National motocross events and enduros.
Riding their 85cc Husqvarna and 125cc Yamaha motorcycles, the team are delighted that they will be backed by some of the top brands in the world of off-road motorcycle sport in Michelin, Fox, Rock Oil and IMS, as well as continuing their close association with many prominent local companies who are once again providing great support for the team in 2020.
All four team members would like to thank Wyn, Paul and all the companies and individuals who are supporting them this year. It really is appreciated by all.
You can follow the team via their Facebook page >> https://www.facebook.com/youth.enduro.team/