Troy Lee designs GasGas Factory racing line for 2022
The Troy Lee Designs Red Bull GASGAS Factory Racing team makes a grand entry into the second year of supercross and motocross racing in the United States in 2022.
With the returning lineup of talented and seasoned racers, Justin Barcia is headlining our 450 effort on the proven MC 450F, and his teammates Michael Mosiman and Pierce Brown are riding the MC 250F in the 250 Division. With big goals. on the horizon, the whole team is motivated to start the race in 2022 with the return of the iconic Anaheim SX on Saturday, January 8.
With a solid year of racing experience – and victory – aboard the GASGAS MC 450F in 2021, Barcia approaches the new year with high expectations for himself and for the team. Coming out explosively, frankly, at the opener of last year’s season, Barcia led GASGAS Factory Racing to their first premier class win at Houston SX, followed by three more supercross podiums. He marked another “first” for the brand on the road, claiming victory at Spring Creek National and ultimately making four more podium appearances throughout the summer. Joined this season by highly accomplished race mechanic Olly Stone, Barcia feels stronger than ever as he appears to be a permanent fixture on the podium in 2022.
Justin Barcia: “I’m really happy for the second year in the team! The first year we had so much fun and we worked really hard. We won two races which was great but our goal is still to win the championship and that is what we are looking for in 2022. The team has changed a lot this year. I have a new mechanic, Ollie, who excites me; and we have a few other new guys on the team who are doing a terrific job. The whole GASGAS brand is really cool and makes the job a lot easier when you can have a lot of fun with the team. We definitely have a strong squad for this year and for me I’m down and working hard, having fun and ready to compete in this championship!
250 runners with the 250SX series split into Eastern and Western championships, team riders Michael Mosiman and Pierce Brown are both super excited to split and conquer coast to coast aboard the MC 250F. Entering his fifth season in the category, Mosiman has enjoyed his fair share of podiums and top five, but the 22-year-old is aiming for wins in 2022. With a constructive offseason behind him, Mosiman has battled for the championship in the two 250 categories this season.
Michael Mosimane: “This is my second year on the team and I couldn’t be more excited for the season! The new guys we have are really experienced and we had a lot of fun in the preseason. I’m really excited about the quality of the ride we’ve put in and can’t think of a bad day we’ve had on the track. We all had really good bar battles and it was really fun. I’m just looking forward to the season, the camaraderie is better, the familiarity is better, the bike is better and overall we have a really well balanced program and I think you’re going to see it in the results. Line up against his teammate in the 250SX class, Pierce Brown is set to face the 2022 season with new race mechanic, Derik Dwyer, who brings years of championship experience to the relationship. Brown, 19, made a breakthrough at last year’s Daytona SX, claiming his first career podium, but his momentum was shortlived after injuring his thumb in the next lap. He pushed hard to bounce back for the season away from home but hasn’t been able to complete a full season on track.Feeling fit, fast and on the gas, Brown is aiming for a strong and consistent year in 2022.
Pierce Brown:“Everything went very well this offseason! We have a few new faces in the squad – I have a new mechanic, Derik Dwyer, and a new coach, Wil Hahn, who came halfway away last season. With these two added to the program, I feel like everything is coming together and I’m really delighted! I feel like I haven’t been so prepared for a season so far in my career, so it’s shaping up to be a really good year. Everyone in the team freezes really well. We ride together everyday and go to the gym together every day which really makes it easier when you’re having fun. I’m excited! We’re going to turn heads, that’s for sure! With Team Director Tyler Keefe in charge of the program for his second year, the team is delighted to welcome our new Team Leader Josh Wisenor, who comes to GASGAS with years of top-level experience in the paddock. . Additionally, racing mechanics Olly Stone and Derik Dwyer round out a strong line with the return of the key Jay Burgess and team coach Wil Hahn will begin his first full season with the team in 2022.
Tyler Keefe:“Entering the second year with the GASGAS brand is very exciting. I think the first year went very well and we had very good results in the race but honestly we had a lot of positive momentum for the brand and for the drivers. Bringing the fun back into our sport a little bit and getting creative on some marketing stuff has been fun and I think a breath of fresh air for the motorcycle industry and also for the Troy Lee Designs brand. For 2022, having the same riders to lean on is exciting, and we’ve recruited new crew members to help elevate the team, as well as our new coach, Wil Hahn. We had a lot of fun and the whole team works well together, so I think we will have some decisive races this year. The 250 guys are about to make a statement for themselves and solidify as one of the guys to beat. Justin has had a great season in 2021, so with him tweaking a few things here and there, he’s going to build on that and try to be up front every week. It should be exciting!