Torrot the parent company of Gas Gas Motos today revelealed its new and ambitious commitment for the 2018 season with the stellar signings of riders Jaime Busto and Jeroni Fajardo to the Gas Gas Trial Factory Team. The pair will once again be accompanied by experience of Marc Colomer, who remains at the front as team manager where the four-time World Champion will continue to put all his sporting knowledge back to the service of the Gas Gas Team. This is a profound transformation for the squad for next season with the talent of the young Jaime Busto and the experience of Jeroni Fajardo ready to take a big step forward in the fight for the X-Trial and TrialGP World Championships - formerly known as indoor and outdoor, respectively - and also in the Spanish Trial Championship, in the TR1 category.
Busto and Fajardo will debut with the Torrot company sports team on Sunday 3rd in El Vendée (France), on the exclusive, competitive TrialGP 300 bike. Busto, a talented 20 year old young rider from Górliz will debut for the first time wearing the Gas Gas colours. Fajardo, the experienced rider from Girona, 32, returns after a decade to compete with the brand that accompanied him at the beginning of his sports career in Trial.
After the presentation in Bilbao, an acknowledgement by the brand to the home town of the young rider Jaime Busto on his incorporation to the team, the Gas Gas Team will travel directly to France, where this weekend the 2018 X-Trial World Championship is starting. Vendée is to host the first date of the indoor World Championship.
MARC COLOMER: "The addition of Jaime Busto and Jeroni Fajardo to the Gas Gas Trial Factory Team demonstrates the willingness of Torrot and GasGas to get back to the very top of the Trial World Championships, both indoor and outdoor. Jaime will turn 20 next week. He is a young rider with a very promising future. While Jeroni has great experience and has always been high up in the World Championship. Together they form a very complete team. The goal of Gas Gas is to come back to being World Champions as soon as possible. We know that at present it is a difficult challenge, since Toni Bou has been the great dominator of this speciality during the last seasons. We are aware of the difficulty that this entails, but that is also the motivation that pushes us to improve to fight for victory."
JAIME BUSTO: "I am very happy and motivated to face this season with the Gas Gas team thanks to the opportunity that Torrot has given me. This is a new challenge for me. I will have a new bike, which I had always wanted to ride, and to which I have adapted to very well. Also to a new team, with a very good atmosphere. I really want to start the World Championship; the feeling of the Gas Gas TrialGP bike is very good and the team is very happy with this new project. We will give everything to get as high as possible, first in the X-Trial World Championship and, in May, in the TrialGP World Championship."
JERONI FAJARDO: "I am very motivated with the start of this season. We are launching a new bike and a new team and my goal is to take a step forward in the X-Trial and TrialGP World Championships. This is a change that will allow me to improve a lot during the next two seasons. The Gas Gas TrialGP is a fantastic bike and we have a great team, so I hope to be able to fight for podium positions in the X-Trial and TrialGP World Championships. I want to thank Torrot for betting on me to be a Gas Gas Trial Factory Team rider."