ASA United move to GASGAS for the 2021 season

22 December 2020

2021 will see a powerful new manufacturer do battle in the ACU British Motocross championship GASGAS. Following in the Factory footsteps of the manufacturers debut season in MXGP GASGAS has partnered with the ASA United team in the UK.

ASA United Team Principal Lee Tolan has assembled a blend of experience and youth to compete in the British MX2 championships. Steven Clarke and Bobby Bruce will be the chief protagonists for the team in the Revo ACU British Motocross Championship as well as taking on the Michelin MX Nationals British Championship Powered by Milwaukee series. Bruce will also compete in the highly competitive EMX125 class. Alongside these riders Tom Murphy and Archie Edwards will also sport ASA United GASGAS colours in the British MX2 and 65 classes respectively.

Steven Clarke will race the GASGAS MC 250 F in the British MX2 championships. With a long list of wins titles and achievements to his name there are few in the paddock with as much experience as Clarke to take into the 2021 season. From his junior world championship win in 2005 to making his mark in MXGP and AMA Supercross over his illustrious career and cementing runner up spot in the MX Nationals MX2 title chase in 2020 Clarke is well positioned to make the switch to new GASGAS machinery in 2021.

Talented teenager Bobby Bruce raced under the ASA United banner in the Covid 19 affected 2020 season taking the MX Nationals 125 title with a round to spare and shaking up the established runners in EMX125. His season was topped and tailed by injury but the mixture of success and disappointment will fuel Bruces ambitions in 2021 aboard the GASGAS MC 125. Bruce will compete in the MX2 class in the domestic championships and challenge in the EMX125 class across Europe.

Stephen Clarke MX2:
Im so looking forward to representing GASGAS and I really want to get a championship for the brand at the first time of asking. The ASA United team is impressive their bikes are always so well prepped and I know theyll deliver exactly what I need. With my experience I know that Ill be at the front of the pack and with the backing of the team we will be a force to be reckoned with. The aim is to get the red plate on the red bike when we start racing.

Bobby Bruce MX2 and EMX125:
Im really happy to be racing for ASA United again in 2021. I know the team can provide everything I need to achieve my goals for the year. Those goals are wins and podiums its as simple as that. I proved that I can run at the front in EMX125 and then showed that I can take titles by winning the MX Nationals 125 crown. I cant wait to get on the bike and for the season to start.

Tom Murphy MX2:
Im so pleased to be back working with Lee and the ASA United team after riding with them in 2019. MX2 will be tough I know that so Im looking to build throughout the season starting from our first training camp in Spain at the end of December.

Archie Edwards 65cc:
Representing GASGAS in British motocross is a really exciting prospect and Im so happy that Ill be doing this with a local team and I cant wait to get the results for me Lee and the team.

Lee Tolan, ASA United Team Principal:
Were really excited and proud to be running GASGAS machinery in 2021. Were still a young team but weve shown that we can consistently run at the front and deliver titles. In Steven Clarke weve signed a proven talent. Theres nothing hes not done in this sport and we know he will deliver in MX2. We ran Bobby last year and know his potential is massive. He delivered us a title in MX Nationals last year and he knows what speed is needed to win in EMX125. Its also great to support Tom and Archie under the awning who both add to the family spirit of the team.