On the Pegs - November 2021 Volume 6 Issue 11 - November - Page 22

LOCAL NEWS

GASGAS TRIALS TEAM SIGNS A TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH TALENTED UP-AND-COMER JOSH ROPER

words & photo courtesy of GasGas North America
THE ARIZONA NATIVE IS ON THE GAS PREPPING FOR 2022 AMA MOTOTRIALS SEASON !
Adding to our super talented GASGAS Trials lineup , we ’ re stoked to announce the signing of up-andcoming rider Josh Roper to the U . S . squad for the 2022 and ‘ 23 AMA MotoTrials Championship seasons ! Roper will debut aboard the TXT GP 300 at the recently announced 2022 season opener on April 2 and 3 in Sequatchie , Tennessee , where he will look to build a solid foundation towards his goal of claiming the No . 1 plate !
A championship-proven Trials rider with a history of winning , Roper has made his way through the AMA MotoTrials ranks as the 2017 Youth National Champion and 2018 Expert Class Champ before making his professional debut in 2019 . Claiming an impressive top-five finish in the championship standings as a rookie , the young Arizona native quickly progressed into a title contender last season where he finished runner-up in the series .
Now , Roper is ready to take on the 2022 season with the backing of GASGAS and he ’ s got his eyes on the prize as he battles for the top spot .
JOSH ROPER : “ I ’ m very excited to ride GASGAS for the next two AMA seasons . I ’ ve already tested the bike and know I can be successful on it ; the power and rear suspension is the best in the business . I ’ m really looking forward to working with the team and improving my skills . My goal is to win the AMA MotoTrials Championship !”
GEOFF AARON , GASGAS Team Manager : “ Josh is a great addition to the team . He is young and talented and comes from a great Trials family . He has a history of winning and now with our resources at GASGAS , he can really take it to the next level . Josh ’ s future looks bright and we are excited to help him achieve his goals .”
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