Geared-up for the start of the world championship trial season and counting down the days to this weekend’s opening round of the FIM X-Trial World Championship, GASGAS Factory Racing is excited to announce that team riders Jaime Busto and Sondre Haga will compete with Akrapovič exhaust technology fitted to their GASGAS TXT GP 300 machines this season!


  • GASGAS Factory Racing trial team join forces with Akrapovič
  • Slovenian exhaust specialists launch new trial header pipe
  • Jaime Busto and Sondre Haga set for X-Trial this weekend

Akrapovič will officially partner with the GASGAS Factory Racing trial team, supplying them with header pipes in 2023. Following many months of close work between GASGAS technicians, team riders Jaime Busto and Sondre Haga, and team manager Albert Cabestany, Akrapovič engineers in Slovenia have created super-trick titanium header pipes that deliver impressive performance gains together with a 40% weight saving compared to standard.

Proud to have such a world-famous exhaust manufacturer by our side in trial in 2023, this exciting partnership expansion will see GASGAS Factory Racing officially use Akrapovič products in the FIM Motocross World Championship, the FIM SuperEnduro, FIM Hard Enduro, and FIM EnduroGP World Championships, the FIM World Rally-Raid Championship, and now the FIM X-Trial World Championship and FIM TrialGP World Championship.

Albert Cabestany, GASGAS Factory Racing Trial Team Manager: “Everyone in the team is thrilled to have Akrapovič as an official partner for 2023. Akrapovič is known all over the world for the quality and high performance of their products, but to have them enter trial for the first time with GASGAS is super exciting for us. Like all motorsports, any opportunity to make improvements, to save weight, is so, so important. Both Jaime and Sondre have spent many weeks riding with and testing our new exhausts and they’re really happy. They can’t wait to use them in competition for the first time this weekend.”

Robert Jonas, Head of Motorsports Offroad: “Expanding our long-term partnership with Akrapovič into trial is a logical and exciting next step to take together, one that we’re sure will give our riders the very best performance and technical support, ensuring they make a real impact in both the X-Trial and TrialGP World Championships this season. GASGAS Factory Racing has already enjoyed success together with Akrapovič in rally, enduro, and motocross, and everyone is excited to get the 2023 trial season underway this weekend.”

Slavko Alojz Trstenjak, Head of Akrapovič Racing R&D: “We’ve been working successfully with GASGAS Factory Racing in various motor sport series for several years now, and so we’re very pleased to expand this partnership to the Trial World Championship. We’re confident that through our close cooperation with the GASGAS engineers we can contribute to an even lighter racing bike that will allow riders to overcome the demanding obstacles with even greater confidence – and offer us a great deal of fun on the way. We’re looking forward to GASGAS Factory Racing’s battles for this year’s podiums, and we wish its racers an excellent start to the season in Barcelona.”

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