GASGAS GO ENDUROGP RACING IN 2021!
REIGNING ENDURO1 CHAMPION ANDREA VERONA TO COMPETE IN FIM ENDURO WORLD
CHAMPIONSHIP ON GASGAS EC 250F
Further expanding our global racing activities, we’re thrilled to be
taking on the FIM Enduro World Championship in 2021, together with
Andrea Verona! Leading GASGAS Factory Racing into the EnduroGP series,
the Italian has his sights set firmly on retaining his Enduro1 title on
GASGAS EC 250F machinery while also challenging the established stars of
the overall EnduroGP class.
* GASGAS Motorcycles enter FIM Enduro World Championship in 2021
* World Champion Andrea Verona joins GASGAS Factory Racing
* Italian aims to retain E1 crown on GASGAS EC 250F and go after
Entering the FIM Enduro World Championship in 2021 is another important
step forward for GASGAS Factory Racing. Together with Taddy Blazusiak,
who will handle business in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship,
Verona will complete a formidable two-rider line-up.
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% podium record throughout the season.
Furthermore, Andrea secured third overall in the EnduroGP category to
impressively round off his truly memorable breakout season.
Originally set to compete for KTM Italy in the 2021 before getting the
call-up from GASGAS Factory Racing, now armed with his GASGAS EC 250F,
Andrea is focused on defending his Enduro1 World Championship title
while also challenging for overall EnduroGP honors.
Download high-res Andrea Verona Team Shoot images here.
high-res Andrea Verona
*Andrea Verona:* /“It’s an amazing feeling to be a part of the GASGAS
Factory 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.
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. This is a fantastic opportunity for me, I can’t wait to start
racing for GASGAS.”/
*Robert Jonas – VP Motorsports Offroad:* /“Together with our
participation in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship, this is a
really important and exciting progression for GASGAS. Andrea is perfect
fit for GASGAS and entering the FIM Enduro World Championship further
expands the brand’s enduro racing activities. Despite being only 21 he
has shown his talents by winning the Enduro1 title and progressing to
the very top of the Enduro World Championship, in just a few years. It’s
clear that Andrea has a very bright future in the Enduro World
Championship and with the full support of GASGAS Factory Racing we
believe he can improve further and also challenge for overall EnduroGP
class honors. We are really pleased to welcome Andrea to GASGAS and look
forward to the start of the Enduro World Championship later this year.”/
*Fabio Farioli – GASGAS Factory Racing Enduro Team Manager:* /“2021 is
going to be a really exciting season for both Andrea and GASGAS Factory
Racing. Last year he really took a big step forwards and I believe that
he can continue to improve at the highest level. With a little more
time, I also believe he will consistently challenge for the EnduroGP
podium, as well as the Enduro1 title. To be the official GASGAS rider in
EnduroGP is a big honor for Andrea, I know that he is ready to give his
all and has been training hard to be ready for the start of this season.
With EnduroGP, the Italian Enduro Championship and the ISDE being in
Italy, Andrea will have a busy and exciting season of racing. We all
believe Andrea has a very bright future and look forward to watching him
race in 2021.”/