GASGAS Racing Team is geared up for the 2021 Australian Off-Road Championship and all-new ProMX Championship with Mason Semmens and Aaron Tanti respectively, as each series is set to get underway in Victoria this month.
It will be Semmens who debuts the GASGAS Motorcycles brand at the national level in Australian competition on 17-18 April at Golden Beach, targeting victory in the E1 category that he earned second overall in following last year’s shortened season.
At just 19 years of age, Semmens is regarded as one of the sport’s most capable young stars and is now in a position to build upon experienced gain during his rookie campaign in 2020. He’s a natural fit to ‘Get on the Gas!’ riding the exciting new GASGAS Racing Team EC 250F.
For Tanti, unfortunately the beginning of his season in ProMX will be delayed due to a pre-season wrist injury and he will miss this Sunday’s opening round in the ACT on 2 May.
Although disappointed in having to sit out the season-opener, Tanti has quickly adapted to the GASGAS MC 450F during training prior to his injury and will be eager to get amongst the MX1 premier class with the GASGAS Racing Team once that opportunity arrives next month.
Mason Semmens: “I’m definitely excited to get back racing at Golden Beach next weekend, we’re ready to go racing and I’m looking forward to getting back into the swing of things. The GASGAS has been really good so far, a cool brand to be involved with and the GASGAS Racing Team has been doing an awesome job with the EC 250F throughout the pre-season as we get prepared for this coming off-road championship together. After finishing second in E1 last year the goal is to push for number one and to obviously try to get up there outright as well – that’s definitely what we’re working for.”
Aaron Tanti: “A few weeks back I had a practice injury and had to undergo minor surgery on my wrist. We were hoping I could be back for this round, but unfortunately I’m not 100 percent healed and it wouldn’t be ideal to start the season with minimal bike time either. We’ll instead get ready for round two, which I will most definitely be back for, so it’s disappointing obviously, but I am excited for my debut with the GASGAS Racing Team. The ProMX series being put together looks great with the live TV, so I can’t wait to get out there in the stacked MX1 class, and I think my speed was good prior to the injury. Everything with GASGAS has been positive for me so far, I’ve had a couple of months on the MC 450F and am really excited to get going once I’m back to full fitness again.”