The SCOTT DH Factory welcomes Ethan Craik (GBR) and Gonçalo Bandeira (POR) as the latest additions to its roster for the 2024 DH race season.
Nimes, France, Jan 4th. The SCOTT DH Factory adds no less than two talented riders to their ranks, recently signing young racers (20yo each), Ethan Craik and Gonçalo Bandeira, for the 2024 DH racing season and beyond. The two young men have a promising future in the sport given their highlights from last season. They will join Dylan Levesque and Marine Cabirou forming a rather solid squad. Ethan has already earned a set of impressive results in DH World Cup racing, finishing 2nd at the last 2023 World Cup and never lower than top 10 over the season! Add to that a 3rd place at European Champs last year and 2020 Junior World Cup overall winner, the young Brit has some serious speed on offer. Despite his young age, Gonçalo is a 7-time Portuguese National Champion! He has a lot of momentum coming off some strong results in 2023 and several top-20's prior. Later this month, the SCOTT DH Factory will charge out of the gate strong, committing to a training camp to start preparation for the season, setting up bikes, and of course, pushing themselves to ride as fast as humanly possible through terrain worthy of a World Cup. Stay tuned for more!
"I couldn't be happier joining SCOTT DH Factory. I've had a very warm welcome and I'm stoked to be representing such an iconic brand with such a cool history. All the people in the factory and the team fill me with confidence that we can reach that top step together. I'm loving the Gambler and I look forward to racing it!" Ethan Craik SCOTT DH Factory
"Joining an elite team was always a dream for me so it feels unreal to accomplish this life goal. The hard work starts now. I've been riding the Gambler for some time now and I'm sure I can deliver at SCOTT, all the people at the factory and in the team gave me a warm welcome - no doubt the future will be bright!" Gonçalo Bandeira SCOTT DH Factory
“We are delighted to have Ethan and Gonçalo on board for 2024, young and talented riders that will be solid additions to our already proven squad with Marine Cabirou and Dylan Levesque”, says Patrice Afflatet, team manager SCOTT DH Factory.