Andrea Verona has signed to ride for the GasGas Factory Racing team in the EnduroGP series.

The Italian has his sights set firmly on retaining his Enduro1 title while also challenging the established stars of the overall EnduroGP class.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of the GasGasFactory Racing team in enduro. To be chosen as the rider to lead the team in EnduroGP is a really good feeling, and it makes me really proud,” said Verona.

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“I’ve been able to spend a little bit of time on the bike, and with the team, and I have a good feeling with everything already, which is really positive this early in the year.

“My main goal for 2021 is to retain my Enduro1 title but this won’t be easy with so many good riders in the class.

I’m also looking to challenge for the overall EnduroGP title as well. Last season was kind of like my rookie year in the EnduroGP class, so I now have a better understanding of what it takes to be successful in that class.

“I have some things to work on, to improve my riding and sharpen my skills, so that I’ll be ready and fully prepared for round one.”

Jumping into the world enduro scene back in 2017, Verona made an immediate impact by capturing the Youth 125cc Enduro World Championship crown in just his first full season of international racing. One year later, the youngster topped the 2018 FIM ISDE Junior World Trophy competition together with lifting the J1 Enduro World Cup title.

More recently, and following a rapid rise through the enduro ranks, Verona claimed the 2020 Enduro E1 World Championship title at just 21 years old.

Winning five of the eight days of racing that formed last year’s series, when he wasn’t victorious the Italian racer placed second each time out to deliver a 100 per cent podium record throughout the season.

Verona secured third overall in the EnduroGP category to impressively round off his truly memorable breakout season.

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