Outright speed was evident yet again for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing's Pierce Brown in the latest round of the AMA Supercross Championship, with Arlington marking the second stop of 250SX East for season 2024.
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Pace has been on Pierce's side so far across the opening two rounds of 250SX East riding his GASGAS MC 250F Factory Edition, qualifying in third position today before finishing sixth in his Heat Race.
The start didn't go his way in the Main Event, however he managed to put on a charge from outside of the top 10 to fifth position by the time the checkered flag waved. With 5-5 scores to open the series, he's climbed to second in the point standings.
Pierce Brown:"Overall, not a bad weekend. Riding was good and I think we improved as a whole, so that was good. We got another fifth, but we're second in points now and we're in this – I'm excited! Now we're back to work on Monday to tighten a few things up before Daytona this weekend."
Premier class teammate Justin Barcia pressed on in 450SX following a heavy crash in practice, able to put a difficult afternoon behind him to transfer via a win in the LCQ and then push to 14th in the Main Event. He's now 11th in the championship, motivated to regain full fitness and his front-running form on the GASGAS MC 450F Factory Edition.
Justin Barcia:"Tough day here in Arlington. I had a big get-off in the final practice, lucky to somewhat come out of it alright with no big injuries – just a bit of whiplash, a bit bruised up, and a bit sore. Unfortunately, a crash in the Heat put me in the LCQ, which I won, and then in the Main Event I got in a second turn pile-up. I put on a good charge, was moving through the pack, and was about to crack into the top 10, but had another crash so that pretty much ended my hopes of a good result. It was a really tough weekend, but we're gonna go back to the drawing board and keep working. We never give up."
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Red Bull GASGAS Tech3 will now lead the red charge in two Grand Prix categories for 2024. The team have added the Moto3 line-up of Daniel Holgado and Jacob Roulstone to accompany the MotoGP™ roster of Augusto Fernandez and Pedro Acosta for the forthcoming racing season.
2023 is looking good for the GASGAS Factory Racing Trial team! As part of the ongoing strengthening of the team, we have signed the highly skilled and flamboyant Spaniard Jaime Busto. The 24-year-old has already enjoyed a massively successful career, having claimed both Youth and Junior titles in his national Spanish championship, and an FIM Junior World Championship in 2014.
Over the past six seasons in the TrialGP World Championship, Jaime has finished inside the top three no less than four times, as well as claiming four overall top-three championship results in the intense X-Trial indoor series. Completing the 2022 TrialGP season as runner-up, the wild Spaniard is looking to go one better in 2023 and sees GASGAS as the team to make it happen!
Daniel Sanders is our new Desert Charger . More than capable of putting himself and our RC 450F rally bike at the top of the timing sheets, the young Aussie is hugely excited to be racing for GASGAS Factory Racing in 2021.
As a former ISDE winner, Sanders clearly has the skills needed to compete at the highest level on two wheels, something he made perfectly clear at the 2021 Dakar. Rocketing to a seriously impressive fourth overall and finishing as best rookie, make no mistake, Daniel has arrived on the rally scene, and we can’t wait to see what he can do in 2021 and beyond.
With Sanders recently completing his final preparations ahead of the 2021 FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the 26-year-old will compete in the six-round series, which concludes in November, and then onto the big one – the Dakar Rally – in January 2022.
Simon Carlsson: “I’m really looking forward to riding GASGAS. My new bike feels great to ride and I can’t wait to get on the road with the team and start the season. The E-EDR World Cup is growing fast, and the field is strong. But I feel like I learned a lot during my first eMTB race season last year so I’m keen to continue developing and learning new things with GASGAS. It’s going to be a fun year!”
Johannes Fischbach: “It’s great to join the GASGAS family and do my bit to push ahead with the development of their bikes. I have loved riding eMTB bikes ever since they came out. To race them now at the highest level in the E-EDR with GASGAS is a great opportunity I’m very grateful I got. The team is a natural fit, I can feel the passion for bikes here, so there’s going to be a lot of fun ahead for sure.”
Alexandre Fayolle: “It's an amazing opportunity for me to join GASGAS this year. I'm really excited to work with motivated and professional people to improve my experience on the bike. The E-EDR season starts in June, so we have a little more time to test and try lots of new things! I'm really enjoying the process and can't wait to start the new season with everybody. With the experience I have gained from my last two years in the EWS-E I believe I can be really competitive and even more consistent.”
Alex Marin: “Joining GASGAS is a new chapter that I’m really excited about. It might come as a surprise to people, but with the style and vibe they are putting out, it fits me perfectly so I can see us having a cool time together. I’ve always known the brand having grown up 20 minutes from their factory in Barcelona. When they stepped into ebikes I found it super interesting, so when they gave me the chance to be a part of the family, I knew straight away it was the right decision for me. I want to keep growing as a rider, create great content and tell my story. I’m excited to see how far we can take things.”