MOTOREX AND GASGAS ENTER INTO STRATEGIC GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP

New cooperation agreement includes first fill in all production motorcycles as well as a joint commitment to motorsports

  • MOTOREX is expanding its position as a reliable OEM and motorsports partner for the world's leading motorcycle manufacturers and racing teams
  • GASGAS production bikes start to benefit from MOTOREX lubricants as soon as they roll off the assembly line
  • GASGAS recommends the high-quality products from the extensive MOTOLINE product range for the care and maintenance of its bikes
  • MOTOREX takes the spotlight as the official lubricant partner of the new GASGAS factory teams in the Motocross World Championship and other race series

 

The BUCHER-MOTOREX Group and the motorcycle manufacturer GASGAS are launching a new global strategic partnership. Effective immediately, MOTOREX will be responsible for the first fill in all production models of the Spanish off-road specialist. In addition, the long-established Swiss company will take the spotlight as the official lubricant partner of the two new GASGAS factory teams in the Motocross World Championship. MOTOREX will also be supporting all the other GASGAS national and international racing activities – from trials and enduro down to rally raid.

As a result of this partnership, MOTOREX will now further expand its position as a reliable OEM and motorsport partner for leading motorcycle manufacturers and racing teams worldwide. Beginning immediately, GASGAS will rely exclusively on engine and gear oils from Langenthal for the first fill in its production bikes. The brand also recommends that its customers use the high-quality care and maintenance products MOTOREX includes in its extensive MOTOLINE product range. Since the signing of a joint venture agreement in October 2019, Europe's largest motorcycle manufacturer KTM has been the majority shareholder in GASGAS.

The two partners will also begin immediately to bundle their strengths and expertise in motorsports. The 2020 season of the Motocross World Championship will kick off with GASGAS making its joint debut with MOTOREX by competing in the race with two of its own factory teams. The new Standing Construct GASGAS Factory Racing Team will be competing in the MXGP premium championship class with riders Glenn Coldenhoff and Ivo Monticelli. In the MX2 category, the DIGA Procross GASGAS Factory Juniors team will be racing with the hopeful young talents Jeremy Sydow and Simon Langenfelder sporting the colours of GASGAS and MOTOREX. The Spanish motorcycle manufacturer is also represented in numerous other racing disciplines: factory driver Laia Sanz – who finished this year's Dakar Rally as the best female competitor – is regarded as a seasoned rally raid specialist. Taddy Blazusiak will be representing GASGAS and MOTOREX in the WESS Enduro World Championship. And in the FIM Trial World Championship, GASGAS has two more irons in the fire with Jorge Casales (FIM X-Trial World Championship) and Albert Cabestany (FIM Trial-E World Cup). The two riders will both reap the benefits of the high-quality lubricants from MOTOREX.

MOTOREX: successful motorsports history with 126 world championship titles to date

The Swiss lubricant manufacturer is one of the most successful brands in international motorsports today. Competing with its partners, MOTOREX has so far won 126 world championship titles in various categories – from motocross, supercross, enduro and rally raid to road racing disciplines such as Moto2 and Moto3 in MotoGP series. Regardless of the category, the experts at MOTOREX develop innovative high-performance lubricants for top performance and maximum reliability in their in-house laboratory in Langenthal. There is a long-established tradition that ensures the transfer of knowledge from motorsport is of immediate benefit to the standard MOTOREX products.

Since the company was founded in 1985, GASGAS Motos S.a. has developed into one of the leading motorcycle manufacturers in the off-road sector. The Catalan brand is currently represented on five continents and in more than 50 countries. The company's origins go back to trials competitions – so involvement in motorsport has been part of its DNA from the very beginning. GASGAS has celebrated successes and championship titles in national and international enduro and rally raid events, and has achieved worldwide fame in particular as a result of winning numerous world championship titles in the demanding trials discipline.

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