World Champion Andrea Verona moves to E2 for 2023 EnduroGP season
GASGAS Factory Racing’s Andrea Verona will switch to racing Enduro2 class for 2023 to defend his EnduroGP World Championship title and aim at new class goals riding the EC 350F.
New bike, same world championship goals GASGAS say as they announce their World Enduro Champion Andrea Verona not only has signed or two more years but will progress to the E2 class in 2023.
The Italian broke the mould in recent EnduroGP seasons by taking the overall title on the baby 250F – and with it back-to-back E1 titles. In recent years the trend had been for bigger bikes to win overall but Verona bucked that with impressive consistency last season.
Next year, on the back of the news Josep Garcia would jump back on the EXC-F 250 KTM in E1 class, Verona will trade places in the Farioli tent take on the highly competitive middleweight class.
“I’m really looking forward to getting started with the 2023 season.” Says Andrea. “I have wanted to try out a new challenge and move to the Enduro2 class for a while now and after winning the E1 and EnduroGP classes last year, it gives me the perfect opportunity.
“My feeling in the GASGAS Factory Racing team is great – we’re both putting in 100 percent at every race to be the best and that’s just one of the reasons why I decided to stay with the team for another two years. The bikes are great, the EC 250F obviously took me to two E1 championships and the EnduroGP world title, and I think the EC 350F will suit me perfectly, too.
My goals now for the 2023 season are to improve my speed in all conditions and try to win even more racing days than last year. Obviously, the main goal is to take the EnduroGP victory again.”
Since joining GASGAS Factory Racing at the beginning of the 2021 racing season, Andrea has dominated the Enduro1 class of the FIM EnduroGP World Championship. The 23-year-old finished on the podium at every round in 2021 and went on to smash that record in 2022, where he won all but one day of racing in the E1 category.
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