Christophe Nambotin returns to Gas Gas

The French rider is once again wearing red. The factory in Salt opens its doors to the three-time world enduro champion, the new reinforcement for the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team for the next two seasons. Nambotin will be at the controls of the renewed, highly competitive Gas Gas EC 300 to fight for the EnduroGP and E3 titles in the World Championship, and in the maximum category of French enduro

Gas Gas is proud to announce the incorporation of Christophe Nambotin to its official enduro team. During the celebration of the EICMA in Milan, the French rider and the factory in Salt announced the agreement by which the three times world champion is to become a new rider in the Gas Gas Enduro Factory team for the next two seasons.

And so Christophe Nambotin returns as official rider for Gas Gas, the brand where the rider from Saint-Sébastien-de-Raids took the first steps of his career as a professional and that, thanks to the fond memories left by his time with the factory, has always occupied a very special place in the heart of both the rider and Gas Gas.

'Nambo' returns to what has always been his home, now 33 years old, to get back on the highly competitive EC 300, the renewed weapon from Gas Gas . Next season he will be using this to fight for the E3 and EnduroGP titles in the Enduro World Championship, and also try to add a new prize to his long list of successes in the French National Championship.

The team led by Gio Sala gets a new reinforcement to the renewed structure of the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team for the 2017 season. Undoubtedly, one of the great international names of enduro, a speciality in which Nambotin treasures three crowns as World Champion - 2 in E3 and 1 in E1 - and the impressive figure of six wins in the ISDE for France -2 of these as the absolute Scratch winner - and seven Gallic championships. An incredible track record that makes Gas Gas' new signing a star within the Gas Gas Enduro Factory Team for next year in the premier category of the World Championship.

Christophe Nambotin: "I’m going back to my roots, I’m returning to Gas Gas, the brand I will compete for during the next two years in the EnduroGP World Championship and in the French E3 Championship on the new Gas Gas EC 300 two-stroke, a motorcycle that has already proved to be enormously competitive in its first year. I am very happy to have come home and embark on a new sports adventure with the team that saw how I took my first steps in the GPs and the World Championship. For my part, I will do everything possible to share all my experience with them and together we can fight for new titles. "

Personal data:

First name: Christophe Nambotin

Birthdate: 01/08/1984

Place of residence: Saint-Sébastien-de-Raids (France)


  • E3 World Champion: 2012 and 2013
  • E1 World Champion: 2014
  • Winner of the ISDE for France: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2017
  • Individual Scratch Winner of the ISDE: 2009 and 2012
  • French Enduro Champion: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014