Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas announced some pretty big changes to its staff for next year.
- Justin Barcia is back for another year and will be the lone 450 rider on the team.
- Pierce Brown and Michael Mosiman both return and will compete in the 250 Class.
- Max Lee, son of team owner Troy Lee, will take over as team manager.
- Olly Stone steps into Crew Chief role after a decorated career as race team mechanic.
- Longtime team manager Tyler Keefe is taking on a more strategic role as Troy Lee Designs’ Director of Motorsports.
By leveraging his years of experience in motorsport management, Keefe will continue working closely with the team to prepare for a successful race season in 2023 and beyond. With an extensive background with Troy Lee Designs, Max Lee will step into the role of Team Manager, overseeing the team and commercial responsibilities. As Crew Chief, “Olly” Stone will take on a more comprehensive technical role, overseeing the day-to-day operations of testing and preparing the bikes for racing.
Max Lee, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team Manager: “I would like to thank Roger De Coster, Tyler Keefe, my father [Troy Lee], and everyone else who has guided me and given me this opportunity. Words cannot express how excited I am to work full-time for the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing team, it is a dream come true for me and my family. I am thankful to be surrounded by great people and I’m looking forward to an amazing season with this team.”
Troy Lee: “Beginning with our very first 250 team to building the TLD/GASGAS 450 and 250 team to what it is today, I would like to express great thanks to Tyler Keefe for his 11 years of hard work and success, and we look forward to his contributions as Troy Lee Designs Motorsports Director in the next chapter of his professional career. I’m also really stoked to have Max Lee as Team Manager of the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing team. It’s a very proud moment for me and I know this new leadership team is going to help a lot in his guidance.
It’s going to be an exciting season in 2023 with three world-class riders returning to the lineup. Everyone has been putting in the work and the new Factory Edition bikes are looking good! We can’t wait to get the season kicked off at A1!”