Tom Sagar signs with Sherco
UK Sherco Importers, Malcolm Rathmell Sport are able to announce they have agreed terms with multi British and recently crowned 2015 European Enduro Champion Tom Sagar to ride Sherco, with an initial two year contract.
Tom will be a fully pledged Sherco Factory rider competing in the European Championship and an MRS Sherco rider in the British Enduro and Sprint Champioship plus other selected UK events.
With Sherco carving such a good name on the world stage it is the final piece in the jigsaw for MRS and Sherco to have a top talented rider such as Tom on board for next year. Tom not only has the experience to compete at the highest level but he really wants to become part of the Sherco team, as he truly believes that we can move the brand forward within the UK and Europe.
As well as competing in all events Tom will be helping MRS with dealer Open Days and training schools in the hope to establish a long term future with the Sherco factory.
Malcolm Rathmell Sport
– “We are extremely pleased we have been able to secure the services of Tom for next season. He is an extremely popular and likeable rider as well as exceptionally talented with a number of Championships under his belt. It is exactly what Sherco need to raise their image and brand awareness.
The Sherco is well proved at World level and after long negotiations with Marc Teissier we were able to get Tom on a Sherco for 2016. It did not take a lot of persuading and Tom was just as enthusiastic to be involved with the whole project.
It will certainly be a big plus as we increase the brand presence, both at events and through our Sherco dealer network. We are really looking forward to working with Tom and can’t wait for the 2016 season to get started!”
– During the 2016 season I will be on board a Factory Sherco 450cc supported by MRS in the UK. I feel that I need a new challenge, the Sherco brand have welcomed me with open arms. It’s like being part of a big family with one achievement in mind, to put the Sherco brand on the top step. I am really looking forward to working with the team to push the brand and see this more of a long term relationship rather than a short term project.
I will be contesting the British Championship Enduro’s and Sprints, and look to retain my overall European Title at the European Enduro Championships.
I would like to thank all of my present sponsors for their support over the past season, racing is hard and you guys make it very easy. Roll on 2016!”