The whole GT Factory Racing Team descended on Finale Ligure for the last hurrah of the season. There was a little drama but the good times outweighed the bad with a second place finish for Martin and second place for the team. We are proud of the team for smashing out a great event and for having one seriously fun season!
The 2017 UCI World Cup season draws to an end with one of the best tracks on the circuit - Val Di Sole. Bad luck strikes on qualification day for Wyn with a flat tire on one of the endless steep rock sections, and Sam misses the cut for finals after rolling around in the dirt.
The team arrives in Whistler for Crankworx and the 7th round of the 2017 Enduro World Series. The EWS is always a big day out on the bike, and really special in the racers eyes. Wyn and Rachel are feeling confident and end up having good races, with Rachel feeling mentally and physically stronger than ever.
The team arrived early to get out on the new bikes and get some testing in. After some great few days of getting acquainted with the new bikes, the crew heads up for Qualifying. Unfortunately, Wyn and Sam both get flats, and Jackson and Brook take some big tumbles. Brook makes it through to finals where he hangs it all out. Sadly, Lady Luck is not
After a bit of a battle in Fort William last week, the team’s luck has turned. The boys were amped for the fast conditions, loose corners and high-speed jumps of the Leogang Bike Park. After a mechanical Brook had to eject from his bike crashing down a 15ft drop only to put in a solid qualification run the same day. All the boys made it comfortably into the finals and things are looking up again for the GT Factory Racing downhill team.
We’ve been in this business since 1972. We’ve seen fads come and go, but one thing has remained the same after all these years... The reason we are still here. It’s the same reason we threw our legs over our very first bike – pure fun, plain and simple. Even now, when we ride with our buddies, you can guarantee that there are hi-fives, laughs and the post-ride hang at the end of the day. We remain true to the good times on two wheels which GT was founded on because Fun is Serious Business.