TALENTED BRITISH RIDER TO COMPETE IN FIM TRIAL 125 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Jack Dance has fulfilled a dream by signing to GASGAS as a support rider to compete in the FIM Trial 125 world championship in 2021. The precociously talented 15-year-old from West Sussex in England has been delivering title after title in the junior ranks at home – winning the British 125 title last year at a canter having won every round – so a move to international competition was always likely for 2021.
Last year, Dance broke through onto the international scene with strong rides in the disrupted 2020 FIM Trial 125 world championship series. These performances culminated with a win at the final round of the season in Italy that gained him an impressive fourth position in his debut appearance in the championship. The improvement through the international season, coupled with his obvious talent and his ability to deliver a win, were enough to attract the attention of GASGAS to sign him as a support rider for 2021.
GASGAS Factory Racing Team Manager, Albert Cabestany, will keep a close eye on the progress of Dance at the five TrialGP events that will run Trial 125 rounds. With the the knowledge and advice of Cabestany’s 20 years in the sport Dance will surely make the necessary progres which will guide him to success.
The 2021 FIM Trial 125 world championship comprises six rounds at five venues, and will take Dance back to the UK with a round at Tong in July. The season starts in the Czech Republic in June, and as well as the trip to the UK, takes in rounds in Italy, Andorra in France. Dance will also compete in the ACU series in the UK supported by long term sponsor and GASGAS Dealer John Shirt Motorcycles.
Jack Dance: “This deal is brilliant for me and I feel like I’ve been working towards this for years. I’ve been riding a GASGAS for ten years, so to move to the Trial 125 world championship on a GASGAS is a great feeling and I’d like to thank everyone that’s helped me to get to where I am now, and especially to John Shirt for his continued support in 2021. Now is when the hard work really starts, and I hope to get out to Spain to train with Albert as soon as I can to get as much experience as possible before the season starts. Winning the Trial 125 title for GASGAS is obviously my main aim for 2021, and I’m also hoping to get some good results in the British championship to show what I’m capable of on GASGAS machinery.”
Albert Cabestany: “It’s fantastic to have Jack with us fighting for the Trial 125 world championship. I met him last year in the rounds they shared with TrialE, and I was surprised with his riding skills, but most of all for his passion for this sport which is key to success in life. We would help him to grow up as a rider and as a sportsman, giving him the best possible bike and advice to achieve this goal. We are looking forward to meeting him in Spain and to start working for 2021 season.”