(GasGas) What a year! Starting in January with a stunning victory at the Dakar Rally, GASGAS Factory Racing’s Sam Sunderland has become the 2022 FIM World Rally-Raid Champion! Doing the double is an incredible achievement, and thanks to Sam and the whole team, they have delivered the first world title for GASGAS in rally competition.

Sam Sunderland claims GasGas’ first Rally World Title.

Sam Sunderland: “Amazing! It‚Äôs been a crazy year with the Dakar win and then winning in Abu Dhabi, but then we had a big gap over the summer. We were back in action for the last round in Morocco but that one was tough as I hurt my wrist in a crash before we even started. But with the championship on the line, I had no choice but to push through it and my result there really made things easier for the final round. I had a couple of close calls yesterday and after that, and knowing that getting on the overall podium would be almost impossible, I kept things super steady. I‚Äôm really grateful to have the GASGAS Factory Racing team behind me, it‚Äôs been an amazing year, and I know we‚Äôre all looking forward to celebrating this one!” (source: gasgas)

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