Aspar will run GasGas motorcycles in 2021 as the Spanish motorcycling firm confirm plans to put two wheels onto the asphalt for the first time.
An announcement from GasGas read:
Taking another historic step forward, we’re expanding our global racing program for 2021 and going road racing for the first time ever! From trial to enduro and rally, to MXGP and US Supercross, and now top-flight international road racing, we’re excited to be starting a thrilling, and historic, new project as we team up with Jorge Martinez and his Aspar Moto3™ squad for our official entry into the 2021 FIM Moto3™ World Championship. And we can’t wait!
Our entry into international road racing will be a first for GASGAS – something never done before, but a move we believe will further underline and expand our impressive motorsport credentials. While we’re all about offroad as far as our production bikes are concerned, competing in Moto3™ will allow us to increase awareness of GASGAS on a global basis.
So why Moto3™, why Aspar and why now? Well, timing, as they say, is everything! We believe now is the right time for us to broaden our horizons and put ourselves out there, onto the asphalt. Moto3™ has a youthful energy about it, which fits perfectly with GASGAS
and partnering with Aspar Team, well, what better way is there to arrive in Moto3™? We’re a brand with a proud Spanish heritage, they’re a successful Spanish team, which will have Spanish riders competing against the world’s best. It’s a perfect fit.
With Sergio Garcia and Izan Guevara competing on their RC 250 GP machines (that’s a computer-generated image our concept bike at the top of this release), we’re excited to see what our two young guns can do as they sink their teeth into the 2021 Moto3™ championship. Fully focused on success, we’ll also be making sure our riders have plenty of fun away from the races, staying active and experiencing what it’s like to GET ON THE GAS! on our offroad bikes!