The GT Factory Racing team capped off the DH World Cup season with a doubleheader in Lousa, Portugal last weekend. It was a rough and natural track, but fair weather conditions kept it running well for both rounds. Wyn Masters and Martin both had positive weekends, but the big story of the event was first-year Junior Ethan Craik.

In round 3 Ethan put down an absolutely flawless run, giving him his first World Cup win in his first season. Going into the final race, Ethan was sitting in 2nd place overall, and only a few points shy of the junior overall title. Ethan kept his run smooth and consistent, picking up another podium with a 3rd place finish. This would be all he needed to take the overall title! Despite being a short, intense, and unusual season, Ethan kept his composure and stayed consistent in every round. We couldn’t be more proud of Ethan and we can’t wait to see what he does in a full season!

Team Manager, Mark Maurissen, couldn’t be more stoked for his junior rider, “So happy for Ethan to make the transfer from BMX to DH the way he’s doing! He’s a born racer. With his skills he will get faster race by race!”


Filmed/Edited: Jules Bellot

Photos: Boris Beyer