The Gas Gas Enduro team has started in the Basella Race 1, where one of the riders of the Spanish brand has achieved outright victory in the prestigious pre-season test in which he competed against several World Championship riders.
The team’s strategy has shown its result, and after consistent riding under conditions not at all easy, as the ground was very muddy, with Oriol Mena having gotten a final decisive edge over his rivals, crossing the finish line in first place with the Gas Gas EC 250F.
With the win for Oriol Mena in the Basella Race one must add the good results of the other Gas Gas Factory Team Pons riders, with Antoine Basset in sixth position, Marc Solà in eighth, and Loïc Minaudier in twelfth. For the French riders this was their first competition with the brand, and despite having a bad start have been able to counter with a good comeback, have rated the test as a positive experience, and having been surprised by the large number of fans and participants in the ‘BR1’.
‘La fiesta del enduro’ – An Enduro Party, which has the support of Gas Gas, working with the organization, has given a satisfactory result for the Catalan brand in preparation for the opening round of the Enduro World Championship to be held in Solsona on the 5th and 6th of April.
Oriol Mena: “I’m happy for the victory. It is a very good result for me. The race went well, and we have not had any problems all weekend. The strategy is also part of racing, and for me, it has benefited me this time. I think we have made the steps we had to do and we have done well.”
1. Oriol Mena (Gas Gas), 2:13’18.256
2. Jaume Betriu, 2:15’52.375
3. Iván Cervantes, 2:16’36.431
4. Jeremy Tarroux, 2:17’57.657
5. Jordan Curvalle, 2:18’09.872
6. Antoine Basset (Gas Gas), 2:20’57.141
8. Marc Solà (Gas Gas), 2: 24’47.898
12. Loïc Minaudier (Gas Gas), 2: 25’49.325
Laia Sanz – At the end of Bassella race, it was a hard race after a bad start (Almost 300 bike passed me)! Finally, I was 30th scratch and 19th of Elite category. Good training for the enduro season!