Spanish dirtbike manufacturer, GASGAS, has announced that the company will be competing in the premiere circuit racing MotoGP next year.
KTM – the parent company of GASGAS since 2019 – will be rebranding the KTM Tech3 Factory Racing Team to bring the Girona-based company to MotoGP. The crew will be equipped with GASGAS MotoGP technology and will place the machinery into the hands of Pol Espargaro, with a second rider to be confirmed soon.
The company, founded in 1985 by Narcìs Casas and Josep Pibernat, celebrated the joy and buzz that motorcycling brings: everything that is daring, capable, vibrant, and inviting. Fame in Trials and Enduro competitions 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 and pinnacle of road racing – MotoGP.
“GASGAS want to bring their young, fresh and passionate vibe to the highest stage and that meant 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,” said the company in a statement.
GASGAS will be the 6th 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.