29 November 2023 / Text Size (-) (+)
Kirk Gibbs and MX2 rookie Byron Dennis will race for the GASGAS Racing Teaming the 2024 Australian ProMX Championship.
GASGAS Racing Team will power into the 2024 Australian ProMX Championship with a blend of youth and experience, as proven MX1 contender Kirk Gibbs will be paired with MX2 rookie Byron Dennis in a new-look line-up.
The calibre of 34-year-old Kirk Gibbs needs no introduction, with the former Australian MX1 champion motivated to achieve strong results in 2024 during the twilight stages of his decorated professional career.
Equipped with the new 2024 GASGAS MC 450F,
Gibbs will have the tools necessary to battle with the best, and enters the season after demonstrating once again in 2023 his capabilities to fight up front, finishing P3 in the final motocross standings.
In the MX2 class, highly-rated 16-year-old Dennis steps up to the professional ranks on the 2024 GASGAS MC 250F after a commanding campaign saw him crowned MX3 champion in ProMX this year.
The talented teenager is set to learn and quickly adapt, with excitement surrounding how he stacks up to the competition come Wonthaggi’s opening round of the 2024 Australian ProMX Championship in Victoria on March 16.
Alongside Gibbs and Dennis with an elevated level of support from GASGAS will be current Australian 125cc 15 Years Champion Ky Woods, set to work closely with the GASGAS Racing Team as he continues his development within the MX3 category next season.
Kyle Blunden (KTM Group Australia Motorsport Manager): “2024 starts now and we couldn’t be happier with our pairing under the GASGAS Racing Team awning. Obviously having two familiar faces continuing with us in one way or another is great. Bringing Byron up into the team after winning the MX3 class was always our aim, and to have Kirk join GASGAS not only as an MX1 front-runner, but also as a mentor for Byron is just awesome. Kirk’s got plenty of fight in him yet and adds so much knowledge and experience to the team. We’ve also taken steps to bring Ky Woods closer to the team in a bid to help minimise the transition from MX3 to MX2 whenever that time comes. Ky’s shown a lot of promise throughout a strong junior career and we’ll see him pitted off the side of our team awning to learn and gain insight from the other two riders and our mechanics through the 2024 season.”
Kirk Gibbs: “It’s exciting to be moving across to GASGAS and still be under all the same management. Not a lot changes for me, it’s essentially just a little change of equipment, but under the same team. I think being a part of the GASGAS Racing Team will be good for me, I’m heading towards the end of my career and we all know that GASGAS is the team that likes to have a bit more fun, so I think that stress-free environment will help me to really enjoy going to the races and the track. I’m looking forward to it.”
Byron Dennis: “I’m really excited to be joining the team for 2024, it’s always been a dream of mine to ride for a factory team, so to come up through the system at GASGAS, win a championship for them and join the team, it’s really a dream come true. We’re just about to start kicking off our preparation for the 2024 season, so I’m looking forward to getting to work on the new bike and working with the team. It’s also really cool to have Kirk Gibbs as my teammate in the MX1 class, he’s got a lot of experience so I’m keen to learn as much as I can from him too.”