GT Announces New Downhill and Enduro Team

GT Bicycles, a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX:DII.B, DII.A), today announces an all-new Factory Racing program for 2016. After an incredible four year partnership with Atherton Racing, GT has assembled a new global race team consisting of proven UCI Downhill and Enduro
World Series riders.
“GT has a rich history of top-level racing successes and a line of World Championship-proven
bikes,” said Tim Inall, Global General Manager for GT. “The brand is extremely proud to have
been associated with Atherton racing program since 2012. Now however, we’re ready for this next chapter in GT Factory Racing. We are excited to continue the momentum to form and manage a new team of accomplished riders from around the world.”
GT’s new roster of athletes are known for their successes both on and off the bike. The team will vie for both Downhill World Cup and Enduro World Series podiums riding the GT Fury and GT Sanction respectively.
Downhill
Brook MacDonald (New Zealand)
During his young career, MacDonald has achieved 18
top 10 positions including a podium spot at Val di Sol
e in 2015.
Sam Dale (United Kingdom)
A proven performer on the World Cup scene, Dale has
had 19 top 25 positions and landed a podium spot at Lourdes
in 2015.
Wyn Masters (New Zealand)
Masters, a fan favorite, has achieved race success both in
his homeland of New Zealand and on the World Cup circuit.
Jackson Frew, Junior (Australia)
After wrapping up his Downhill season as the number
one first year Junior, Frew enters his last year as a Junior w
ith high expectations.
Enduro
Martin Maes (Belgium)
A young phenom, Maes has proven himself as one of the top
riders to watch.
Anneke Beerten (Netherlands)
The reigning Queen of Crankworx, Beerten has
podiumed 16 times during her illustrious Enduro World Series career.
Wyn Masters (New Zealand)
After placing third and showing his dual-threat strength
at the Crankworx Enduro, Masters will also join the Enduro circuit.
Rachel Throop (United States)
After successfully proving herself within the United
States Enduro circuit, Throop is ready to step onto the g
lobal stage.
The GT Factory Racing teams will be managed by Mark Maurissen (Belgium), a long time industry professional whose ties to GT go back to the mid 1990’s. Most recently Mark was head
mechanic for GT’s Enduro team.