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Old 11-24-2017, 12:21 PM
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Default GasGas at Dakar 2018

Just saw that there are three competitors on the Dakar website registered as racing for GasGas.

Anyone have any more info??
Why has this been kept so quiet?

http://www.dakar.com/dakar/2018/us/r...ers-bikes.html

- Jonathan Barragan #60 racing a GasGas 450
- Johnny Aubert #40 racing a GasGas (no model specified)
- Cristian Espana Munoz #31 racing a GasGas (no model specified)


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Old 11-24-2017, 02:56 PM
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Thats great to see GG back in rallye raid. I am addicted to following the Dakar, now we have three GGs to follow. I can't wait 41 days to go
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Old 11-25-2017, 04:30 AM
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Harry Google Lyndon poskit for some super Malle moto coverage this year. Should be epic, not the usual 5 mins we get from aso
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I’m curious to see the bike.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:49 AM
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I?m curious to see the bike.

You're not alone on that one!!
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:35 AM
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http://www.gasgasmotos.es/en/raid/449-ec-raid-450.html
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:20 PM
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It seems that we will see GG team on these old Yamaha-based bikes this Dakar. It may be not so bad idea considering that getting the new team structure in place is a huge task in itself. So this Dakar will probably be some sort of rehearsal for much bigger things to come.

Team and bikes will be presented on 19th - we'll see
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Old 12-14-2017, 04:34 PM
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have any of these ever been available in the states? I'd give my eye teeth to be able to get my hands on one since seeing the FS515(?)
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It seems that we will see GG team on these old Yamaha-based bikes this Dakar. It may be not so bad idea considering that getting the new team structure in place is a huge task in itself. So this Dakar will probably be some sort of rehearsal for much bigger things to come.

Team and bikes will be presented on 19th - we'll see
So - it is public now. GasGas will run white-framed KTMs (called Husqvarnas) on this edition of Dakar. And...this is actually very good news. It shows that GasGas is actually very-very serious about future success and is willing to invest in running in their team before their own bike finally arrives - which is probably in year or two. I think GasGas will run KTM bike on rallies in 2018 and will introduce their own bike in 2019 alongside with a new 450 engine.

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Isn't chasing the 4t dream one of the prime factors in their bankruptcy? Don't get me wrong I'd love to see them return as a player in rally raid but it is a very expensive format to race. Probably the most expensive in offroad.
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