GASGAS Announces Rider & Management Line-Up For 2023
In the lead-up to this weekend’s much-awaited opening round of the 2023 AMA Supercross Championship, GASGAS Factory Racing has confirmed their rider line-up for the new-look 31-race season, and announced that Max Lee (Troy Lee’s son) will take over as Team Manager. Here’s the PR from the ‘other’ red race team…
Never one to back down from a challenge, Justin Barcia is back on the hunt for a 450 title this season, racing aboard the all-new MC450F Factory Edition in 2023. Charging his way to six podium finishes in the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship, Barcia heads into the new season with his eyes on the prize in the 31-race SuperMotocross World Championship.
We’re stoked to welcome back two heavy hitters in the 250 division, as Michael Mosiman and Pierce Brown return to action aboard the all-new MC250F Factory Edition. As a three-year veteran on the team, Mosiman is well versed in the 250 class. Coming off his first career Supercross win in San Diego last season, the Northern California native is ready to stake claim atop the podium with a consistent season ahead.
Also returning for year three with the squad is Utah native, Pierce Brown, the third-place finisher in the 2022 250SX Eastern Championship. Brown ended the season on a high note with two consecutive podium finishes and he looks to build upon that momentum as the gate drops for a new year of racing.
Justin Barcia: “I’m so amped for this upcoming season. We’ve got more races with more opportunities to win! I’m excited about our new bike and going racing with my wife and baby boy; it’s going to be a fun season!”
Michael Mosiman: “With the added three rounds of the SMX, I think it will be very important to stay consistent and to come into each round fresh – mentally and physically. I’m looking forward to the new season.”
Pierce Brown: “I’m stoked for the 2023 season coming up. I feel really good and I’m loving the new bike! Excited to go racing.”
With long-time SX/MX Team Manager, Tyler Keefe, taking on a more strategic role as Troy Lee Designs’ Director of Motorsports, GASGAS Factory Racing is excited to welcome Max Lee as Team Manager, along with Oliver “Olly” Stone as Crew Chief.
By leveraging his years of experience in motorsport management, Keefe will continue working closely with the team to prepare for a successful race season in 2023 and beyond. With an extensive background with Troy Lee Designs, Max Lee will step into the role of Team Manager, overseeing the team and commercial responsibilities. As Crew Chief, “Olly” Stone will take on a more comprehensive technical role, overseeing the day-to-day operations of testing and preparing the bikes for racing.
Max Lee, Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing Team Manager: “I would like to thank Roger De Coster, Tyler Keefe, my father [Troy Lee], and everyone else who has guided me and given me this opportunity. Words cannot express how excited I am to work full-time for the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing team. It is a dream come true for me and my family. I am thankful to be surrounded by great people and I’m looking forward to an amazing season with this team.”
Troy Lee: “Beginning with our very first 250 team to building the TLD/GASGAS 450 and 250 team to what it is today, I would like to express great thanks to Tyler Keefe for his 11 years of hard work and success, and we look forward to his contributions as Troy Lee Designs Motorsports Director in the next chapter of his professional career. I’m also really stoked to have Max Lee as Team Manager of the Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing team. It’s a very proud moment for me and I know this new leadership team is going to help a lot in his guidance. It’s going to be an exciting season in 2023 with three world-class riders returning to the line-up. Everyone has been putting in the work and the new Factory Edition bikes are looking good! We can’t wait to get the season kicked off at A1!”