GasGas Factory Racing has announced the signing of Albert Cabestany who will compete in the 2020 FIM Trial-E World Cup.
Assisting GasGas to push forward with the development of electric-powered machinery, the Spanish trials legend will officially represent the brand and compete aboard the GasGas TXE.
- GasGas Factory Racing sign Albert Cabestany as official FIM Trial-E World Cup competitor
- Experienced 39-year-old Spaniard to assist development of GasGas TXE
- GasGas Motorcycles are three-time FIM Trial-E World Cup winners
Albert Cabestany: “I’m looking forward to this great opportunity with GasGas Motorcycles. Winning this year’s Trial-E World Cup with the TXE gave me a real insight into the true potential of this exciting motorcycle. I was very impressed with its capabilities and know that moving forward we can raise the bar again in 2020. It’s going to be a lot of fun fighting to defend my crown and hopefully delivering GasGas a fourth consecutive title.”
Cabestany is a name that needs little introduction in trials. Arguably one of the sport’s most successful riders, Albert impressively achieved nine wins and over 80 podium results during his 21-year-long FIM Trial World Championship career.
Coming together with GasGas Factory Racing for a one-off outing at the 2019 FIM Trial-E World Cup, Cabestany instantly gelled with the TXE, winning both rounds of the series to clinch the title in style. With his experience and vast trials knowledge the Spaniard is a natural fit to assist GasGas with the ongoing development of its TXE machine.
The GasGas TXE sets the benchmark for electric trial motorcycles thanks to its pioneering design approach. Featuring a mechanical clutch system together with a six-speed gearbox, the GasGas TXE ensures the same sense of touch and control from its power delivery as TXT combustion models. Thanks to its chrome-moly steel, multi-tubular frame, the TXE only weighs 68 kilograms and is agile, light and well-balanced, affirming its position at the top of its class.
Albert Cabestany joins GasGas Factory Racing alongside Jorge Casales.
Josep Alonso – GasGas Factory Racing Team Manager, Trials: “We are excited to welcome such an experienced and talented rider like Albert to GasGas Factory Racing. Albert is clearly a rider of reference in the trials world. With both his racing history and experience with the electric bike he is a great asset to the team. We will work hard to defend the Trial-E World Cup title and to further develop the GasGas TXE bike.”
The three-round 2020 FIM Trial-E World Cup takes place in Andorra, Italy and France.