GASGAS has signed Albert Cabestany as its TrialGP Team Manager.
The 40-year-old Spaniard is hugely experienced with a world championship pedigree that stretches back to 1997. Just three years on from his debut he claimed his first TrialGP round win and went on to add a further eight victories to his total – not a bad record for someone whose whole career was spent competing against the likes of such trials legends as Jordi Tarres, Dougie Lampkin, Adam Raga and Toni Bou.
In 2002 he ended Lampkin’s six-year reign as FIM X-Trial World Champion and from 2004 to 2016 he didn’t finish outside the top-five in the TrialGP rankings. In 2019 and 2020 he won the FIM TrialE Cup for GASGAS.
Cabestany will focus on developing the team’s testing, training and competition programme, ensuring it is perfectly prepared to take on the 2021 FIM X-Trial and TrialGP series.
“After so many years competing in trial, this is the perfect next step for me,” he said. “To be the GASGAS Factory Racing Trial Team Manager is such a unique and exciting opportunity, I’m really looking forward to working with our riders and doing all I can to continue the team’s success.
“For sure I’m going to give it my all and enjoy the experience. It’s an important team within the trial paddock, with high expectations, so I’m really excited about the future.”