Following an amazing year of partnership, Vitus Bikes will continue sponsorship of the First Tracks Race Division into 2016. Over the past few years the Vitus First Tracks Race Division has been growing from strength to strength and 2016 is set to be an absolute ripper! With a solid line up of riders with backgrounds in Enduro, downhill and endurace events – the 2016 Vitus First Tracks squad will compete across Europe in various events
James MacFerran aka JMAC, Alistair Baron, Catherine O’Brien, Glyn O’Brien will be joined by new team member Nathan McComb. Nathan had a fantastic season in 2015 competing in the Vitus First Tracks and GravityEnduro.ie series as well as some select Enduro World Series Rounds.
“It’s great to be part of such a solid team! Can’t wait to get riding the new Sommet and get a full winter of training behind me. The European rounds of the Enduro World Series are my main focus for 2016 and I want to prove I can hang with the big hitters. I will be racing enduro and having a laugh at every opportunity.. Watch this space! I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Ian at Rock and Ride and Brian Steele for their support over the last year.” Nathan mcComb (Enduro rider)
It’s not every day you sign for Vitus Bikes and the Vitus First Tracks Race Division! [Photo Dermott Sweeney]
Vitus Bikes will continue to supply the team with bikes for 2016 with the Sommet and Dominer being their chosen weapons of choice
”With a few minor personal set up changes the bikes are good to go straight out of the box, riders can feel competitive at a local level or equally lined up beside the big dogs at any international event. With the carbon version of the Sommet coming available in Spring it will be like taking a stealth bomber on a flap lap!” Glyn O’Brien.
“We’re delighted to support the FirstTracks MTB Team again this season. 2015 saw the start of a great partnership between Vitus Bikes and the FirstTracks Race Division – with multiple podiums across the Irish DH Series, Vitus GravityEnduro.ie and Vitus FirstTracks Enduro Cup. I’m excited to see the team utilise our new Dominer and carbon Sommet models in 2016 and remain on the hunt for plenty more wins!” Simon Cordner (Vitus Bikes Brand Manager)
“The team get on so well on and off the trails. If you surround yourself with the right people anything can be achieved. Having Nathan on the team is a fantastic asset. He gets on so well with everyone it just felt natural for him to officially join the family! His talent and enthusiasm will help drive the team faster than ever before. I’m stoked for 2016 and what the team can do”
Glyn O’Brien (Team manager)