Tasmanian Jonte Reynders has officially put pen to paper – or should we say ‘electronic signature to contract’? – ahead of the 2022 off-road season in Australia.

The 24-year-old, who won the open two-stroke class at the 2021 Hattah Desert Race and was peerless in his home state of Tasmania with multiple championship victories, was always a central component in the Motul Pirelli Sherco Race Team’s plans for 2022 – making today’s final piece of the signing puzzle along team manager Derek Grundy a formality.

After a shirt break over the festive season, Reynders will begin preparations for his assault on the 12-round 2022 Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), where he will again compete in the E3 class on the Sherco 300 SE Factory as well as maintaining his Tasmanian commitments.

With a wiz-bang and spacious new race transporter purchased and freshly stickered up for the Motul Pirelli Sherco Race Team in 2022, Reynders will also be joined by new signing Callum Norton at the AORC rounds.

Norton will ride a 450 SEF Factory in the E2 class, and also compete in the Finke and Hattah desert races – the 21-year-old’s favourite stomping grounds.

Tim Coleman is the third factory rider for 2022, focussing on the Australian Hard Enduro Championship.

Reynders is delighted to be continuing his association with Sherco.

“I am stoked to be back for my fourth year running with the Motul Pirelli Sherco team,” said Reynders. “I have my sights set on 2022 be our best season yet, and I can’t wait to get back racing!”

The 2022 race season commences with the AORC opener in Queensland on March 12-13.