News 17 Dec 2021

TLD Red Bull GasGas introduces returning 2022 roster

Barcia, Brown and Mosiman fit and ready to Get On The Gas.

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As the 2022 season draws closer, Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing has introduced its riders for next year, Justin Barcia, Michael Mosiman and Pierce Brown remaining to form a returning roster for AMA Supercross and Pro Motocross.

Claiming GasGas’ first SX victory in the premier class at Houston last year, Barcia continued an impressive run of 2021 form to claim the brand’s first outdoor victory and ultimately make seven podium appearances throughout the year – three in supercross and four in motocross.

“I’m really stoked for the second year on the team!” Barcia explained. “The first year, we had so much fun and we worked really hard. We got two race wins, which was super awesome, but our goal is always to win the championship and that’s what we’re looking for in 2022.

“The team has changed a lot this year. I have a new mechanic, Ollie [Stone], which I’m stoked on and we have a few other new guys on the team that are doing an awesome job. The whole GasGas brand is really cool and it makes work a lot easier when you can have a lot of fun with the crew. We definitely have a strong team coming into this year and for me, I have my head down and working hard, having fun and ready to go for that championship!”

Entering his fifth season in the class, Mosiman has his sights set on race victories for 2022 off the back of a constructive off-season. The 22-year-old finished the 2021 250MX championship in P8 with four moto podiums to credit, as he was fifth in 250SX with a season-best P2 at Indianapolis.

Brown showed promise in the past season, enjoying a breakout ride at Daytona to secure a career-first podium finish, however, the teenager’s momentum was brought to a halt after sustaining a thumb injury at the next round. Brown enters 2022 fit and aiming for a strong a consistent year.

TLD Red Bull GasGas Factory Racing team manager Tyler Keefe added: “Going into the second year with the GasGas brand is very exciting. I think the first year went really well and we had some really good race results but honestly, we had a lot of positive momentum for the brand and for the riders.

“Bringing the fun back into our sport a little bit and getting creative on some marketing things has been fun and I think a breath of fresh air for the motorcycle industry and also for the Troy Lee Designs brand.

“Looking into 2022, having the same riders to build off of is exciting, and we’ve brought in some new crew members to help elevate the team, as well as our new trainer, Wil Hahn. We’ve been having a lot of fun and the whole team is working well together, so I think we’ll have some breakthrough races this year.

“The 250 guys are at a point to make a statement for themselves and solidify themselves as one of the guys to beat. Justin had a great season in 2021, so with him fine-tuning some things here and there, he’s going to build off that and try to be up front every single week. It should be exciting!”