GAS GAS ANNOUNCES 2021 U.S. RACE TEAM
In a recent press release from Gas Gas declaring their 2021 off-road lineup, the brand which is operated under the same umbrella as KTM and Husqvarna announced their race team affiliation in the United States for the 2021 season. The official statement from Gas Gas is below:
“The 2021 season marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Gas Gas Motorcycles and to further support the exciting launch of a full range of offroad motorcycles, Gas Gas is thrilled to announce its plans to go racing at the highest level in the U.S. with a full factory effort in trials competition, offroad and supercross/motocross racing. In addition to heading up the well-established Gas Gas Factory Trials Team, 10-Time AMA National Trials Champion Geoff Aaron became the Gas Gas North America Off-Road Race Team Manager who oversees the Trial and Off-Road racing activities for Gas Gas and is pleased to work with Gas Gas Coastal Factory Racing Team and their Team Manager Barry Hawk as they prepare to race GNCC and National Enduro in 2021. With support from a very familiar name in the supercross/motocross paddock, the brand is pleased to welcome the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull Gas Gas Factory Racing Team to the lineup in 2021 to contest the AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships in the 250 cc and 450 cc divisions.”
Although that clears up what the team will look like from a sponsorship and manufacturer standpoint, the silly season is still in full effect trying to figure out how the rider lineup is going to look. Justina Barcia has been heavily linked with the 450 class position and it’s unclear at this time which of the riders in the current Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM team will make the transition.