TLD Red Bull GasGas team makes Barcia signing official
Brown and Mosiman to ride factory team's MC 250Fs through 2021.
Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas has officially confirmed the long-rumored signing of Justin Barcia, who will join 250 class riders Pierce Brown and Michael Mosiman in the new-look team.
Barcia will be GasGas’ lone premier class rider in the US on-board the factory MC 450F, committed to Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
“Appointing Troy Lee Designs as the official GasGas Factory Racing team for Supercross and motocross not only further strengthens our longstanding partnership with Troy [Lee] and his team, it also starts an important new chapter for TLD in the 450 class and for GASGAS in America,” stated Roger De Coster, director of motorsports in North America.
“[This] is a hugely important step for GasGas Motorcycles. As an energetic, new brand we’re excited to establish the MC 450F and MC 250F when we get back to racing and the start of the 2021 Supercross series.
“We look forward to providing the technical support and guidance needed to allow Justin, Pierce and Michael to perform at their very best in 2021 and wish everyone at Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing all the best for the new season ahead.”
Troy Lee added: “This is a dream come true. To be partnering with GasGas Motorcycles is an incredible opportunity for our team, running a factory 450 race effort is something I have always dreamed about. Troy Lee Designs and GasGas share a lot of the same values, it’s all about having fun, enjoying it all and turning up with energy and commitment!
“To be the official GASGAS supercross and motocross team in the States is very special, we’re really excited in playing our part in helping to establish the brand. We’re ecstatic to go racing with our world-class athletes, on what has become one of the most hyped new teams in some time.”
Barcia moves across from Monster Energy Yamaha to lead GasGas’ entry into US competition, while Brown was already part of the Troy Lee Designs team with KTM this season and Mosiman arrives from the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team.