GasGas is known for off-road racing and trials but its recent acquisition by KTM seems to have led the Spanish motorcycle company in a bit of a new direction. The company will debut in Moto3 next year.
This will be the first time ever the company has raced on a circuit. In order to do this and to hopefully have a shot at doing well, GasGas has joined up with Aspar Moto3 racing team.
Recently, the company posted a press release that discussed the team’s foray into road racing. Aspar Moto3 racing will have Jorge Martinez at its disposal, and that’s a very good thing.
It was made clear that GasGas will not be pulling back at all from off-road racing. Things will continue as they have for the company and its off-road racing efforts.
In terms of Moto3, the racers that will be used are Sergio Garcia and Izan Guevara. Both are young, but they’re good racers. They will be riding RC 250 GP race bikes, which will be powered by a 250cc four-stroke single-cylinder engine that has been Moto3 sanctioned.
They will be doing 0 to 60 mph times of around three seconds and top speeds around 140 mph. It should be a very interesting year for Moto3, indeed.