Source: press release GASGAS | Super-experienced former Spanish and indoor world champion switches from competition to team management to lead GASGAS’ 2021 factory trial team.
Pushing forwards with a renewed energy, we’re strengthening our factory trial team for 2021 as we welcome Albert Cabestany as our new team manager! Stepping away from full-time competition, our defending Trial-E World Champion will now take charge of our factory trial team and guide them through both the X-Trial and TrialGP World Championships.
– Albert Cabestany appointed as Trial Team Manager
– Experienced Spaniard will lead GASGAS’ TrialGP squad
– GASGAS strengthen their commitment to trial competition
A rider with more than 20 years of international trial experience, Cabestany is not only hugely capable on a bike, he’s also incredibly knowledgeable off one. A consistent challenger for world championship honors, with no fewer than 85 outdoor and 90 indoor podium results to his credit, including 27 victories, it’s fair to say he’s been there, done it, and got a whole bunch of t-shirts!
Turning a page in his highly-successful career, Albert, who started his professional career riding for GASGAS before returning to win two Trial-E World Championship titles in 2019 and 2020, will now start an exciting new chapter, leading from the front as he manages the GASGAS Factory Racing Trial Team.
Focused on developing the team’s testing, training and competition program, the likeable Spaniard will provide invaluable knowledge, experience and guidance, ensuring the team is perfectly prepared to take on the 2021 FIM X-Trial and TrialGP series.
Albert Cabestany, GASGAS Factory Racing Trial Team Manager: “After so many years competing in trial, this is the perfect next step for me. 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.”
Robert Jonas, VP Motorsports Offroad: “Trial remains hugely important to GASGAS, both from a production bike point of view and also from a motorsport perspective. This is why we are pleased to have appointed Albert Cabestany as our new trial team manager. Albert is hugely experienced when it comes to all things trial, and while he is best known as a successful competitor, he also has considerable testing and development experience. We believe he will inject the right mix of energy and focus into the team and push it forward in 2021, allowing our riders to perform at their very best.”