News 5 Mar 2023

GasGas Factory Racing unveils 2023 MotoGP livery

Espargaro and rookie Fernandez gearing up for upcoming season.

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GasGas Factory Racing Tech3 has unveiled its 2023 MotoGP livery, with the line-up of Pol Espargaro and Moto2 world champion Augusto Fernandez ready to spearhead the brand’s entry into the premier class.

In what is a rebrand of last year’s Tech3 KTM Factory Racing operation, GasGas enters the MotoGP grid from 2023 with Espargaro making the switch from the Repsol Honda Team and returning to familiar RC16 machinery.

“I feel like I am coming back to my roots,” Espargaro explained. “With Tech3 and the new brand we have a GASGAS ‘mood’: friendly, close to people and we’re really hard workers, so I believe that if we fight and push together as a team we will be there. We will be right at the top. I think the potential is high on this bike.

“For sure we have a lot of work to do because the level in MotoGP right now is super-high but I think we can reach it. In Valencia for the first test I felt the DNA of the bike and when it matches your own DNA it makes you feel so good! The bike is almost ready to fight for something really great this year.”

Joining Espargaro in Moto2 world champion Fernandez who will be the only rookie in MotoGP this season. The premier class debutant has made steady progress across the tests so far and looks to build throughout the 2023 campaign.

“Well, I’m jumping into MotoGP with this confidence of being world champion and it’s good but honestly I don’t know what to expect in terms of positions,” said Fernandez. “I’m looking forward to being competitive soon and trying to be in the battle with my teammate.

“I think I am facing the most important year of my career but I know I need to be patient. I am discovering everything that it means to be a MotoGP rider, a factory rider. But it’s good to see how many people you have behind you and not just your team; the whole factory that is waiting for you and your results. Portugal is coming soon and I’m really looking forward to it and it’s a dream come true: my debut in MotoGP. I honestly can’t wait.”