GASGAS FACTORY RACING ANNOUNCES NEW RALLY TEAM LINE-UP
FORMER DAKAR WINNER SAM SUNDERLAND JOINS DANIEL SANDERS TO STRENGTHEN GASGAS RALLY EFFORTS IN 2022
Well, this is a biggie! Adding even more talent to our global racing efforts, we’re super excited to announce that Sam Sunderland will join Daniel Sanders under the GASGAS Factory Racing awning in 2022.
Undoubtedly a pair of heavy hitters on the rally scene, having finished third and fourth respectively at the 2021 Dakar Rally, the dynamic duo are ready to chase glory in the upcoming 2022 event in January before taking on the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship!
- GASGAS Factory Racing strengthens rally team line-up for 2022
- Super-talented Sunderland and Sanders create formidable pairing
- Both riders excited and set to compete on our proven RC 450F bikes
Former Dakar Rally winner Sam Sunderland needs no introduction. The Brit has dedicated much of his life to the sport of rallying, lifting the Dakar winner’s trophy in 2017. Since then, Sam has been crowned FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Champion in 2019 and continues to fight for that coveted second title at the Dakar.
Sunderland was back to his best at the 2021 edition of the event where he remained in contention for victory until the very last day. With a focus on adding another Dakar win to his resume, the Brit has all the tools needed to get the job done.
Daniel Sanders strengthens the team for what will only be his second full season of rally racing. Beginning the year with a seriously impressive fourth-place finish at the 2021 Dakar, the Aussie then went on to claim the bronze medal in the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship. Not bad by anyone’s standards, especially for a rookie! We really can’t wait to see what he can do next year with all the experience that he’s gained throughout this season.
The riders are now busy preparing themselves ahead of the 44th edition of the Dakar Rally, which kicks off on January 1, 2022. They’ll then take a short break before gearing up once again for the opening round of the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, which is scheduled to start sometime in the spring.