2019 Propain Factory Racing Roster Announced
Propain Factory Racing just announced their 2019 roster.
The 2019 team consists of Joe Smith, Luke Williamson, Rudy Cabirou and Henry Kerr.
They will be kitted in Leatt gear. Check out the sneak peek below:
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Joe Smith joins the team this year and brings with him years of racing experience. One of the remaining flat pedal racers we can’t wait to see his savage style this season on all of our different bikes!
Name: Joseph Smith
Age: 28 years old
– 2015 British Downhill Series Champion
– 2015 Redbull Hardline 2nd
– 2016 Leogang WC 9th
– 2016 EWS Wicklow 9th
– 2012 Fort William WC 7th
Loves cornering, nothing better than linking up a couple of sweet turns.
Little known fact: I was the first member of the Abermule Beaver Scout Group.
Next up we have first year junior rider Luke Williamson from Southhampton, England. Luke proved his speed last year in the Youth category with respectable times in the Elite category. We are really looking forward to seeing Luke grow as a rider in the next level of his racing and we are sure he can do battle with the top racers in his field.
Name: Luke Williamson
Age: 16 years old
– Winning National Championship at Glen Coe in 2018
– IXS Youth winner, Brandnertal 2018
– Fort William BDS winner 2018
– Overall Youth British Downhill Series Winner 2018
Loves to ride fast and rough tracks
Little known fact: First win on a pedal bike was on the pump track at Les Gets aged 11 – winning an extra large pair of adult shorts! This was before I had even ridden a DH bike.
The only non Brit on the team, Rudy Cabirou will bring a bit of his French suave to the team. With a top ten World Cup result under his belt and some solid Enduro World Series results we are stoked to have him on the team to fly the flag for Propain Factory Racing!
Name: Rudy Cabirou
Age: 24 years old
– 8th at Lenzerheide WC in 2017
– 17th overall WC in 2017
– 4th European Championship in 2017 and 2018
– 10th WC Lourdes in 2015
My favorite thing to do on a bike is to ride a sick spot! Shred the spot on my DH bike with friends and share good times.
Little known fact: Positives vibes, food lover and always training hard to be better!
We saw Henry Kerr progress so much aboard our bikes last year, from starting the year with a few mishaps then going on to taking multiple podiums to claim second overall in Junior was an amazing achievement. To be putting in consistent top 40 times in Elite already is a great starting point for Henry to move up to do battle in the main arena.
Name: Henry Kerr
Age: 18 years old
Finish 2ND in the Junior World Cup Overall
Loves a nose dive
Little known fact: I am British American dual nationality
A few words from team manager Ben Reid:
Propain Factory Racing is supported by:
Propain Bikes looking after frames https://www.propain-bikes.com
Sixpack Racing providing finishing kit https://www.sixpack-racing.com
RS Farbroller https://www.rs-farbroller.de
Vee Tyre Co providing the rubber https://www.veetireco.com
Leatt providing apparel and protection https://www.leatt.com
Sram/RockShox supporting the team with suspension forks, brakes and drivetrain https://www.sram.com
Stans No Tubes supporting us with wheels and their trusty tubeless system https://www.notubes.com
EXT Shocks supporting us with their amazing shocks http://www.extremeshox.com