With nearly 80% of the riders at the end of their contracts, this 2018 off-season could be very interesting and hectic...
After they announced the recruitment of the legendary Giovanni SALA as Team Manager, Gas Gas are in the news once again, this time talking about another star signing!
Indeed, the rumours have been persistent since July and now it is official; Christophe NAMBOTIN (F) will be back with Gas Gas in 2018!
A leading light for the Catalan brand from 2005 to 2011 in the European Enduro Championship and then in the World Championship, the rider from Normandy left for pastures new, joining KTM in 2012, and adding three World Champion titles to his career in E1 and E3.
It is therefore a homecoming for NAMBOT, who admits to having been won over by the new 2018 model 300 EC, as well the motivation and desire of Gas Gas and their new team manager Gio SALA!
“The new 300 EC is really nice…” NAMBOTIN told us “... and then, this return to Gas Gas is a really nice way for me to come back to my roots!”
The triple World Champion will team up with another French rider, Antoine BASSET (F), who is still under contract with the Spanish brand for 2018.
Gas Gas has been very pro-active at the beginning of this off-season with the signatures of SALA and NAMBOTIN. But it seems that the Catalan firm is not finished with its recruitment drive, and they will seek to enlist a third rider to complete their return to the spotlight on the international stage! The Girona based team is likely to have a strong presence in the 2018 paddock!