GasGas has performed yet another coup over new stables mates KTM and Husqvarna, with the announcement that Taddy Blazusiak will be their lead enduro rider aboard GasGas EC 300 and EC 350F machinery.
Bringing a wealth of enduro experience to the brand, Blazusiak will compete as a GasGas Factory Racing rider contesting the WESS Enduro World Championship and FIM SuperEnduro World Championship.
As a six-time FIM SuperEnduro World Champion, five-time AMA EnduroCross Champion, five-time Red Bull Erzbergrodeo winner, along with having four X-Games Gold medals and a Red Bull Last Man Standing victory to his credit, Blazusiak has firmly cemented himself as one of the sport’s greatest athletes.
Returning to top-flight competition in 2018 following a short career break, Blazusiak has shown that his competitive spirit remains as strong as ever.
Finishing the 2019 WESS Enduro World Championship in fourth, while placing as runner-up in both the 2019 AMA EnduroCross Championship and 2020 SuperEnduro World Championship, he remains a formidable competitor.
For extreme enduro competition Taddy will ride the EC 300 and compete on the EC 350F for classic enduro and indoor events. Utilizing the GASGAS trial range, he will also use the TXT RACING 300 as part of his training program.
”This is a really cool and exciting change in my career, the start of a new chapter for me. It’s an honor to lead the GasGas brand back into enduro and I really want to do everyone proud, Blazusiak said of the move. “By joining this project from the beginning, I feel like I can really help to bring some value by using my experience to develop the bike and to show people what we are all about. There’s a freshness and a lot of energy about everything and I’m excited for people to see what we’ve been working on. Everyone that knows me knows how competitive I am, racing in new colors definitely makes me more determined to challenge for more race wins. Being a GASGAS rider means I get to race their exciting new enduro models as well as train on their amazing trial machines. Before I began competing in enduro, my trial career started with GASGAS. I won the European Trial Championship with them in 2004, so it’s very important to me to create something special now. Trial is still a big part of my life, the perfect way to prepare for the WESS Enduro World Championship. I’m already enjoying riding my TXT RACING 300 and know that I have the best bike available to sharpen my skills. Although this year has been different because of coronavirus, I do feel ready to get back racing. I’m really looking forward to returning to competition as a GASGAS rider.”