The following is an industry press release...
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (July 18, 2016) – GasGas Factory U.S. riders Broc Hepler and Johnny Barber were back in action at the fifth round of the AMA-sanctioned Appalachian Championship Enduro Series on Sunday, July 17. With temperatures in the mid-90s, the 132 riders in attendance were treated to some of Ohio's best trail.
The Little Burr Enduro in New Plymouth, Ohio, was the longest race of the series to date, at 174 miles. It was a true test of fitness and endurance. Once again Hepler came out on top of the podium riding his brand new 2017 GASGAS EC300. GasGas team manager Johnny Barber finished just outside of the top 5 with an uncharacteristic sixth overall.
Broc Hepler secured the overall win at ACES Round 5.
"Little Burr is one of the coolest races to win for me with the history of the traveling trophy," Hepler said. "I’ve won this race four times in a row now, but this year was one of the toughest. The trial was great, but there was a lot of undergrowth that made if hard to push without taking some risks. I was impressed riding the bike stock with how well it ran and handled on the fresh cut single track and even in the rough beat up sections.”
This is the third consecutive overall win for Hepler in the series after putting the GasGas factory machine on top in Wellston, Ohio, last month.
Team Manager/Rider Johnny Barber put it this way: "This past week we received our 2017 bikes and I made a last minute decision for us to race the new bikes stock to show just how good the GASGAS EC300 is right off the showroom floor! Hepler now has the championship points lead with four remaining races. Special thanks to Dawn Hepler, as well as all of our amazing team sponsors!"
Gas Gas Motos, Lunova Group, 6DHelmets, Super B Lithium batteries, Tri-State Powersports, Shift Racing, SCOTT Motosports, Golden Tyre USA, FMF Racing, Spectro Oils, HBD Graphics, Numbers Brewing Company, P3 Composites, LLC, PR2 Suspension, Mika Metals, Bullet Proof Designs, G2 Ergonomics and Seat Concepts.
GasGas is on a mission to reintroduce its line of world championship winning motorcycles in the U.S. Recently purchased by Torrot Electric Europa S.A., GasGas is already proving itself against some very tough competition.
About Torrot North America, Inc.
Torrot North America, Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of Torrot Electric Europa S.A., a highly innovative business group with a proven track record for success in high tech applied to its 3 business areas: smart mobility, off road motorcycle manufacturing, and smart cities. Currently, Torrot Group sells its products to more than 40 countries in 4 continents. Since acquiring GasGas in 2015 Torrot has made significant investments in the GasGas factory and the GasGas product line with a vision towards building GasGas into a major player in the global motorcycle market. Torrot has a five-year strategic plan that not only includes an aggressive product development component but also the build out of its global sales and marketing infrastructure. This includes their highly innovative line of Torrot trials and supermoto minicycles, e-bikes and scooters. All Torrot brand products reflect the state of the art in EV smart technology and development and are currently in production and available for retail delivery.
For more information on GasGas Motorcycles or to learn more about its complete motorcycle line visit: www.gasgasmotos.es/en/home.html
For more information on Torrot EV Products or to learn more about its complete line visit: http://www.torrot.com/en