Welcome to Morning Espresso where we recap some news from around the world.
Hunter Lawrence Inks New Gear Deal
One of the worst kept secrets in the pits is the impending move of the Lawrence bros, Hunter and Jett, to Honda HRC for next year. With GEICO Honda shutting down, Honda will plug in Hunter and Jett to the factory team for 2021.
While that deal is not official, what is official is Hunter has inked a new gear deal with Alpinestars. Expect a Jett announcement soon, as he too will sign with the brand.
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Hunter Lawrence – “At Alpinestars, everyone here loves racing. The same thing that gets us out of bed gets them out of bed. They just want to be the best in the sport and put in all the effort to do that. So even though the roles are so different, the mindset and goal are the same.” One Goal One Vision #Alpinestars #AlpinestarsMX
AJE Has New Title Sponsor
AJE Motorsports, which is moving to GasGas in 2021, will also welcome a new title sponsor next year. The team announced that Motul has jumped onboard as title sponsor.
Mitchell Falk and Chris Blose are already signed for next year, while the team hopes to announce a third rider soon.
While it’s great the team has a new title sponsor it does mean we miss out on what would have been the Gas Monkey/GasGas/AJE Motorsports team. Dammit!
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As a team, we very happy to announce our new partnership and team Title Sponsor for 2021: Motul Oil and Lubricants. Motul is a global company with an unparalleled reputation for their products, and we’re excited to partner with such a strong brand in the industry. This partnership has been a few years in the making, and we are beyond words to have this kind of support going into this new season with a new line up and new manufacture. We’re also really proud of the new design of our bikes; we worked hand -in-hand with yet another great addition to AJE Motorsports – @agmx_graphics – who just killed it on this design. AJE Motorsports/Motul will have Chris Blose and Mitchell Falk riding Gas Gas MC 250 for the West Coast Series, and are hoping to announce a 3rd rider soon. Bring on 2021. We are ready. @aje.motorsports @motul @motulusa @gasgasusa @twisteddevelopmentracing @trufusionsports @rekluse_motorsports @acerbisusa @overstockvehicles @mayhemwheels @ridedunlop @alteredind @alpinestars @dubyausa @rockwellwatches @kdeam_optics @cometicgasket @p3carbon @dt1filtersusa @motionpro @fmfracing @engineice @worksconnection @mikametals @wisecopistoninc @webcamshafts @guts_racing_inc @nihiloconcepts @teamcoopertire @_xtrig_ @specbolt @renegadefuel @ogio @azkkttucson @agmx_graphics @riskracingmoto @cblose @mitchellfalk_74 @racerxonline @vitalmx : NOTE- bike rendering is done on KTM rendering as we are still waiting for gas gas templates
Speaking of GasGas, Justin Barcia was on the PulpMX Show last Monday, which was co-hosted by Vurb’s very own Wes Williams, and had a great interview. Check it out: