GasGas Motos North America Hires John Barber as East Coast Racing Manager

Ortonville, MN – February 22, 2016 – GasGas Motos North America announces the addition of John Barber of Monaca, Pennsylvania to support racing efforts for GasGas in the eastern region of the US.

Mr Barber is a long time professional racer from Pennsylvania and has extensive knowledge and a great history with GasGas, winning a National Enduro aboard a GasGas EC250 in 2004, several regional titles and attending multiple ISDE’s aboard GasGas.

“John is a great fit for GasGas and its great to have him back aboard as we grow the US market” stated Mark Berg of GasGas Motos NA. “His past experience racing along with his knowledge and relationship with GasGas will help us discover the right new talents.   GasGas has always been known for its focus on new, upcoming talent with their School of Champions program in Europe and we hope to extend that to the US as well.”

Mr. Berg continued to state, “We hope to start filling that racing void in 2018 or sooner in the GNCC’s and Full Gas Sprint Enduro with John’s experience and support.  We need to be out there supporting and racing these series.”

“I am absolutely thrilled to be working with a company that I have such deep history with.  I look forward to the future of GasGas and what I can do to help in my new role as East Coast Promotions Manager” John stated.  “It isn’t far from what our Lunova Group** company does on a professional day to day level and I get to be a part of promoting a great bike and a great company.”

GasGas continues to make new strides in regaining the market with the purchase of its company by Torrot Group.*

*Torrot Group recently acquired GasGas.  Gas Gas is an OFF-ROAD brand. We design, manufacture and market the best Trial bikes on the planet, and we will put our Enduro model in the top positions in global sales", explained Iván Contreras, CEO of the Torrot Group, laying the foundation of a new era for Gas Gas

 **Lunova Group is a mid to executive level recruiting firm in Pittsburgh, PA.  Lunova’s mission is to be the solution of choice for identifying and acquiring exceptional talent.  Our success is driven by forming strategic relationships with dynamic people and organizations.