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New chapter for GasGas heading into 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship

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GasGas Motorcycles will start an new chapter in their offroad motorsport history this weekend as they step into the FIM Motocross World Championship for the first time.

In what is a key moment for the brand as it expands to compete in top-level motocross alongside its trial, rally and planned enduro activities, the opening round of the MXGP and MX2 series will see GasGas represented by Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing and DIGA Procross GasGas Factory Juniors in the MXGP and MX2 classes respectively.

‰ÛÏThis is a very proud and important moment for all involved with GasGas Motorcycles ‰ÛÒ the start of an exciting new chapter and the beginning of the brand‰Ûªs journey into top-level motocross racing," Robert Jonas, VP Motorsports Offroad, said.

"GasGas has a rich heritage in offroad motorcycling, it‰Ûªs a brand that is about putting the fun back into riding, and together with Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing and DIGA Procross GasGas Factory Juniors we have two established and passionate teams that perfectly fit what GasGas is about.

"Like always, the first GP of every new season is a special moment, but we can say that for GASGAS this is also an historic moment. We know that all of our riders have prepared themselves with full commitment and we‰Ûªre looking forward to seeing how they perform this year. Matterley Basin, the British GP, is a milestone for GASGAS Motorcycles, a key moment as we start our push to establish the brand on a global scale.‰Û
Glenn Coldenhoff and Ivo Monticelli will make up the MXGP team.
Becoming a part of PIERER Mobility AG at the end of 2019, GasGas Motorcycles will benefit from the group's shared-platform strategy, alongside other brands within the company (KTM and Husqvarna). Faced with a minimal amount of time in which to be ready for the MXGP season opener, the specification of both the MC 250F and MC 450F machines used at Matterley Basin and throughout early-season GPs will evolve in-line with the arrival of the 2021 GASGAS Motorcycles production models.

Making GasGas‰Ûª presence felt in the MXGP class, Standing Construct GasGas Factory Racing will lead the brand into premier class competition. Glenn Coldenhoff, who placed third in last year‰Ûªs series, comes into 2020 fit, healthy and looking to challenge for race wins. With impressive racing credentials, which include four overall GP wins and a pair of unbeaten performances at the two most recent editions of the Motocross of Nations, Coldenhoff begins the season in high spirits and as GasGas‰Ûª MXGP team leader.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs great to be a rider on a brand that is new to MXGP and to be a part of GASGAS‰Ûªs history is an amazing feeling," Coldenhoff said. "I‰Ûªm looking forward to making some good results and I‰Ûªve been working really hard over the winter months. There are some expectations from the team and also from myself, but we are racing MXGP and the goal is to win, so hopefully we can make that happen.‰Û
Jeremy Sydow and Simon Langenfelder make up the MX2 team.

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