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.
The GT team opened up the season at full throttle in New Zealand with the first round of the EWS and Crankworx Rotorua! Rotorua had more than plenty in store: heli drops, swimming holes, wet and wild trail conditions, and a couple of podium finishes!
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.