Husqvarna Enduro Team CH Racing announces today that they have both come to an agreement for Ricky Dietrich to leave the Italian EWC team.
Despite his very comfortable and competitive situation in Italy with the Husqvarna family, Ricky feels the need to step away from racing for an indefinite period so that he can focus on some personal matters back in the USA.
This is in no way a reflection on the team, the bike, or life in Italy. “Everything provided for me here in Italy could not have given me a better opportunity to succeed…I genuinely enjoyed my life in Italy, the bike and the team. My teammates are the best I’ve ever had” commented Dietrich.
The decision is a personal matter that Ricky feels would be best handled without the pressures of World Championship racing at this time. When Ricky is both mentally and physically 100% focused on racing again, the plan is to return to racing.
“I am really sorry for Ricky as he did his best since he arrived in Italy last November,” confirmed Martino Bianchi, Husqvarna racing coordinator. “We all at Husqvarna believe that he has the talent and the skills to succeed, also in the Enduro World Championship, but he needs to concentrate fully to get the results he deserves. I hope he can return to racing again and show his talents.”