2019 marks a new beginning for SCOTT Sports in the world of downhill mountain biking. With the SCOTT DH Factory team, SCOTT notes that it is looking to bring fresh talent and ideas to the Downhill World Cup Circuit. Drawing on the talents of riders from all over the world, the team ‘looks to hunt for podiums week in, week out across both the men’s and women’s fields.’
The SCOTT DH Factory partners with FOX Suspension, MAXXIS Tires, TRP Brakes/Drivetrain, Syncros components and SCOTT Eyewear. Further support is provided by Mavic, Monkey’s Sauce, CYRPEO, Pedros, CrankBrothers, ODI, Race Face, Novyparts and HXR Components.
Managed by Patrice Afflatet, the SCOTT DH Factory team is: Dean Lucas, Brendan Fairclough, Marine Cabirou and Flo Payet.
Having been with SCOTT Family for a number of years, Brendan Fairclough continues with the brand into 2019. He said “I’m super keen to get the season under way. I’m feeling great heading into 2019, and look forward to riding my bike, both on track and for film projects. We have a good vibe going with the team, it’s all very exciting.”
Managing the SCOTT DH Factory is Patrice Afflatet. Patrice has been a key figure on the World Cup Circuit for a number of years. He said, “I am excited about the opportunity and the trust that SCOTT and the other partners have put in us. It is a challenging project, but I am sure we will be able to express ourselves at the highest level.
“We have a great squad and an awesome bike package. SCOTT have managed to find the synthesis between design, lightweight and performance. With solid support from FOX, TRP, MAXXIS, SYNCROS, and all of our other partners, the team is in good shape to achieve great things!”
Julian Wagner, MTB Marketing Manager at SCOTT Sports, said “The team here at SCOTT just can’t wait for the World Cup season to begin. It will be an exciting year across for all of our mountain bike race teams. We’re very happy to be continuing with Brendan, and to be welcoming Dean, Marine and Flo.
“We’ve put together a program that blends youth, experience, raw speed and talent together, bringing a podium threat to each World Cup. Bring on 2019!”