Whelp, it’s now official: Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull will run the factory Gas Gas effort in 2021. The announcement was made earlier today when Gas Gas introduced their 2021 models.
This has been reported for a while and the team is expected to house a 450 rider and at least two 250 riders next year. Justin Barcia has been linked to the 450 ride, but nothing is official at this time.
Below is the announcement from Gas Gas in regard to their 2021 teams:
The 2021 season marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Gas Gas Motorcycles and to further support the exciting launch of a full range of offroad motorcycles, Gas Gas is thrilled to announce its plans to go racing at the highest level in the U.S. with a full factory effort in trials competition, offroad and supercross/motocross racing. In addition to heading up the well-established Gas Gas Factory Trials Team, 10-Time AMA National Trials Champion Geoff Aaron became the Gas Gas North America Off-Road Race Team Manager who oversees the Trial and Off-Road racing activities for Gas Gas and is pleased to work with Gas Gas Coastal Factory Racing Team and their Team Manager Barry Hawk as they prepare to race GNCC and National Enduro in 2021. With support from a very familiar name in the supercross/motocross paddock, the brand is pleased to welcome the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull Gas Gas Factory Racing Team to the lineup in 2021 to contest the AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross Championships in the 250 cc and 450 cc divisions.
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