From 2023 Spain’s iconic motorcycle brand will join the rush of MotoGP for the first time in a deal that sees the Tech3 Factory Team turn a full crimson red.
The renowned race-winning crew will be equipped with GASGAS MotoGP technology and will place the machinery into the hands of Pol Espargaro for the globe-trotting Grand Prix series, with a second rider to be confirmed soon.
Competition – and all the thrill and excitement from racing – is part of GASGAS’ soul. The company, formed in the 1980s, celebrated the joy and buzz that motorcycling brings: everything that is daring, capable, vibrant, and inviting.
Fame in Trials and Enduro quickly transformed into motocross, supercross and rally success in recent years with a comprehensive foundation of offroad production bikes and now – after tasting spoils in both Moto3™ and Moto2™ classes- the brand is ready for the next frontier; the pinnacle of road racing.
GASGAS want to bring their young, fresh and passionate vibe to the highest stage, and that means transforming the objectives of the Tech3 Factory Racing team for 2023. The decorated outfit and Pol Espargaro will become a new and welcome member of the GASGAS family. The popular 31-year-old will also tie in some of GASGAS’ Iberian heritage for their maiden MotoGP tilt.
The distinctive red and white livery will go faster than ever, thanks to the new GASGAS MotoGP trailblazer. The marque will be the sixth brand in MotoGP for 2023 but has already boosted its presence with Grand Prix victories and podium appearances in Moto3 and Moto2 in the last two seasons, thanks to the excellence of the GASGAS Aspar team.
Pit Beirer, GASGAS Motorsports Director: “GASGAS is a winning brand. It has immediately reached an incredible level of performance in disciplines like MXGP, Supercross, Enduro and Rally, where we have taken Grands Prix, Main Events, world titles and overall winners’ trophies. It’s a relatively new brand, and we have new goals. We hope the fans that follow ‘the red’ will enjoy the story.
Thanks to our strong partner, the ASPAR team, in Moto3 and Moto2, we have seen the GASGAS bikes right at the front of those categories. It would be great to see the same thing eventually in their most challenging class.
I want to thank Hervé and the Tech3 factory racing team for keeping an open mind and supporting this change to become the GASGAS Factory Racing Team. We think it’s exciting and different.”
Hubert Trunkenpolz, Member of the Executive Board, CMO: “Taking the GASGAS name bigger and broader than its roots in Trial has been successful in several ways. After seeing what we could achieve in Moto3 and Moto2, the next question was whether we could take GASGAS to MotoGP, and we’re thrilled that we can make this step.
It’s a new journey, and I know the brand will stand out immediately. Significantly, the team, the riders, and the management will help GASGAS make a splash in the premier class. That’s what we’re hoping for!”