Bam Bam gets factory ride with Try Lee Designs team
Justin Barcia will head the new Troy Lee Designs/GASGAS Factory Racing team in the US.
‘Bam Bam’ will race the company’s MC 450F in Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series as GASGAS gets its first taste of American racing and he’ll be joined by Pierce Brown and Michael Mosiman who will campaign MC 250F machinery.
“Appointing Troy Lee Designs as the official GASGAS Factory Racing team for supercross and motocross not only further strengthens our longstanding partnership with Troy and his team,” said Roger De Coster, Director of Motorsports in North America. “It also starts an important new chapter for TLD in the 450 class and for GASGAS in America, which 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.”
Troy Lee is delighted with the agreement.
“This is a dream come true,” he said. “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.”