The summer will be hot
As for every year, some rider changes at the factory teams have been made for the upcoming season. On the rally side, there have been two new announcements in recent weeks, with both Husqvarna and Hero MotoSports signing up new riders.
For Husqvarna, the rookie and KTM privateer Skyler Howes will start immediately, who could already shine at the last Rally Dakar with a terrific fifth place. For competitor Hero MotoSports, on the other hand, Argentinean Franco Caimi will give his best, who has already scored several national and Latin American victories. Also, at the Six Days he could already secure himself the first place six times.
As you might have noticed, this year we are offering enduro and adventure bike trainings at the popular Bilstain site for the first time. As fast as they came, they were already fully booked - in Belgium as well as in Germany the places are slowly but surely getting scarce.
The first three rounds of the Italian Enduro Championship are over, three more are still to come - time to get an overview of the current status! Australian Will Ruprecht currently is in the overall lead, competing for the team of Boano. 10 points less secured Matteo Cavallo the second place and Brad Freeman, who currently finds himself in the third place, only has got one point less. The competition remains exciting for sure!
And: on the European side, the season has started with the opening run of the European Championship in Castel di Tora, Italy as well and three runs are still to come. We are looking forward to an exciting season!
After Graham Jarvis, Jonny Walker now also ventures a look behind the scenes of racing. Last year, Walker went through probably one of the most spectacular paddock changes, which brought him from his usual KTM to a Beta RR 300 Racing. In addition to that switch, he has now decided to go beyond the day-to-day racing and put together his own race team, the VISON TRACK BETA team.
We'll soon be able to see if this was a good decision and how the first season of double duty will go for Walker and his colleagues - after all, this year's FIM Hardenduro World Championship season starts in Portugal next weekend!
As the temperatures rise, so does the desire to travel. So it's high time to plan your next trip - or to pack your bags spontaneously! If you are still looking for a suitable offer for May, here is a brief overview of the current conditions (for Germans) for our most popular destinations:
- Armenia: negative PCR test
- Bosnia-Herzegovina: negative PCR test
- Costa Rica: health insurance covering COVID-19 diseases
- Ecuador: negative PCR test / rapid antigen test AST / vaccination certificate (2nd dose)
- Georgia: negative PCR test + further PCR test on site
- Croatia: negative PCR test / rapid antigen test AST / vaccination certificate (2nd dose)
- Serbia: negative PCR test
This summer, GasGas will go on a United in Dirt Tour and cross all of Europe with a truck - fully loaded with the whole GasGas vehicle range! For you, this means: ride, ride, ride - after all you can test ride all motocross, enduro, trial and even mountain bike models during the events. A bit of luck is required, however, as only a selected number of riders will be allowed to attend the events – the lucky ones will be determined by a social media challenge. Good luck to all of the participants!