Historic brand Gas Gas will join the Moto3 World Championship in 2021 with the Aspar Team.
Gas Gas have been officially confirmed as joining the Moto3 World Championship in 2021, the squad will run motorbikes in the Aspar Team and the KTM brand will run rebranded KTM’s, their riders will be Sergio Garcia and 2020 Junior Moto3 World Championship champion Izan Guevara.
The brand are taking over 2021, signing many major names such as Justin Barcia and Kiara Fontanesi away from their Yamaha contracts to ride the Gas Gas machines, the manufacturer has now taken a step over into road racing to further widen the knowledge and company as they attempt to win the Moto3 World Championship with their incredibly strong 2021 line up.
Hubert Trunkenpolz – CMO KTM AG: “GASGAS are a legendary brand that is built on a passion for competition, with a proud Spanish personality that is daring and vibrant. GASGAS today also stand for high-performance, allowing riders to enjoy joining the action with the best machinery. Considering all of these points, it is absolutely fitting that GASGAS look to the Moto3™ World Championship as an exciting new series in which to go racing and also in which to promote the brand, outside of the offroad disciplines it is well known for. This is an exciting, and fitting, new chapter for GASGAS Motorcycles.”
Pit Beirer, GASGAS Motorsports Director: “We’re really excited to introduce GASGAS Motorcycles into international road racing and firmly believe it will both strengthen the brand and open it up to a worldwide audience. There is also no better place than the Moto3™ World Championship, as the category represents the first step on the MotoGP™ ladder – it’s the perfect proving ground when it comes to selecting and nurturing new rider talent. With the extremely successful Aspar Team managing the brand’s arrival, we’re really looking forward to seeing our distinctive GASGAS bikes out on track at the first race of the 2021 season.”
Jorge Martinez – Aspar Team manager: “To carry the GASGAS name into the Moto3™ World Championship is a very important moment, both for myself personally and for this team. As a proud Spanish team, to be the first to work with a brand with such strong Spanish roots, to take it into the highest level of international road racing, is very, very special. 2021 is looking to be an extremely exciting season for us! Of course, we hope to continue the exceptional run of form we have enjoyed during the 2020 season and together with our two strong riders, Sergio Garcia and Izan Guevara, we are focused on immediately fighting for podiums and taking the GASGAS brand onto the world stage.”