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Kirk Gibbs And Byron Dennis Lead Revamped GASGAS Racing PROMX Team

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Kirk Gibbs (L) and Byron Dennis will make up the 2024 GASGAS Racing team.

The Australian GASGAS Racing Team will power into the 2024 Australian ProMX Championship with a blend of youth and experience, as proven MX1 contender Kirk Gibbs will be paired with MX2 rookie Byron Dennis in a new-look line-up.

The calibre of 34-year-old Kirk Gibbs needs no introduction, with the former Australian MX1 champion motivated to achieve strong results in 2024 during the twilight stages of his decorated professional career.

Gibbs will have the tools necessary to battle with Australia’s best and enters the season after demonstrating once again in 2023 his capabilities to fight up front, finishing third in the final motocross standings.

Photo of GASGAS Racing Team motocross rider Kirk Gibbs
Former Australian MX1 champion Kirk Gibbs is motivated to achieve strong results in 2024 with GASGAS.

Gibbs shared his excitement about moving to new surroundings, highlighting the stress-free and enjoyable environment that aligns with the team’s spirit.

“It’s exciting to be moving across to GASGAS and still be under all the same management,” Gibbs said. “Not a lot changes for me, it’s essentially just a little change of equipment, but under the same team. I think being a part of the GASGAS Racing Team will be good for me, I’m heading towards the end of my career and we all know that GASGAS is the team that likes to have a bit more fun, so I think that stress-free environment will help me to really enjoy going to the races and the track. I’m looking forward to it,” Gibbs said.

Photo of GASGAS Racing Team motocross rider Kirk Gibbs
Not a lot of changes for Kirk Gibbs, it’s essentially just a little change of equipment, but under the same team.

In the MX2 class, highly-rated 16-year-old Byron Dennis steps up to the professional ranks in the 250 class after a commanding campaign saw him crowned MX3 champion in ProMX in 2023.

The talented teenager is set to learn and quickly adapt, with excitement surrounding how he stacks up to the competition come Wonthaggi’s opening round of the 2024 Australian ProMX Championship in Victoria on March 16.

Dennis expressed his enthusiasm, describing joining the team as a dream come true. “I’m really excited to be joining the team for 2024, it’s always been a dream of mine to ride for a factory team, so to come up through the system at GASGAS, win a championship for them and join the team, it’s really a dream come true,” Dennis enthused. “We’re just about to start kicking off our preparation for the 2024 season, so I’m looking forward to getting to work on the new bike and working with the team. It’s also really cool to have Kirk Gibbs as my teammate in the MX1 class, he’s got a lot of experience so I’m keen to learn as much as I can from him too.”

Photo of GASGAS Racing Team motocross rider Byron Dennis
Byron Dennis graduates to the ProMX MX2 class after winning the MX3 class in 2023.

Alongside Gibbs and Dennis with an elevated level of support from GASGAS will be current Australian 125cc 15 Years Champion Ky Woods, set to work closely with the GASGAS Racing Team as he continues his development within the MX3 category next season.

Kyle Blunden, KTM Group Australia Motorsport Manager, expressed his satisfaction with the team’s lineup for 2024.

“2024 starts now and we couldn’t be happier with our pairing under the GASGAS Racing Team awning,” Blunden said. “Obviously having two familiar faces continuing with us in one way or another is great. Bringing Byron up into the team after winning the MX3 class was always our aim, and to have Kirk join GASGAS not only as an MX1 front-runner but also as a mentor for Byron is just awesome. Kirk’s got plenty of fight in him yet and adds so much knowledge and experience to the team. We’ve also taken steps to bring Ky Woods closer to the team in a bid to help minimise the transition from MX3 to MX2 whenever that time comes. Ky’s shown a lot of promise throughout a strong junior career and we’ll see him pitted off the side of our team awning to learn and gain insight from the other two riders and our mechanics through the 2024 season.”

Photo of GASGAS Racing Team motocross rider Byron Dennis
Byron Dennis expressed his enthusiasm, describing joining the team as a dream come true.

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