Mondraker DH announces his new team for the season 2012, l’MS Mondraker. That the new partner MS was Mondraker it was already known from the publication of UCI elite teams 2012 some time ago. L’MS Mondraker, see also withdrawal of Fabien Barel announced last year La Bresse, take the place of Mondraker Factory Team. Confirmed in MS Brook MacDonald and Markus Pekoll. New entry invece Damien Spanish, silver medal at the World 2011 of Champéry, and Emmeline Ragot, reigning world champion.
The organizational structure of the team MS Mondraker also include photographer and filmmaker, so expect a nice video series team for next year. Markus Stoeckl, owner of Ms Racing, said: “We are very proud to represent the new Factory Team Mondraker, already on my first visit at the premises Mondraker I found an excellent base for our program. We regret having to let go of some of our pilots, but at the same time happy to have on board and Damien and Emmeline have confirmed Brook and Markus. For us it is really a period full of work and due to the change of our main partners, there will be many new. We are excited about the new opportunities that will arise soon on the horizon“.
Below the official press release.
MS MONDRAKER TEAM is the name of Mondraker’s new ¨UCI Elite Mountain Bike Team¨.
This new structure is the result of an agreement between Mondraker and the Austrian Race Team MS Racing owned by RedBull athlete Markus Stöckl and will mean a new stage and step ahead for Mondraker in DH racing after the Mondraker Factory Team and Fabien Barel announced their retirement.
The team will be composed by the following top riders:
- Brook MacDonald – 3 podium positions at World Cup UCI in 2011
- Damien Spanish – Silver Medal World Championship 2011 Champery / SUI
- Emmeline Ragot – World Champion 2011 Champery / SUI
- Markus Pekoll – European Champion IXS Cup 2011
The goal of the team is to be one of the top DH teams of 2012 and to continue the great job of the Mondraker Factory Team from previous seasons.
All riders of the MS MONDRAKER TEAM will be riding the Summum Pro team which has proven to be a very promising and medal winning bike ever since its launch in 2009, with various victories from Fabien Barel in the last few years and Damien Spagnolo’s great performance in Champery September 011.
The MS MONDRAKER TEAM will have an impressive infrastructure and a very professional support team available for the riders, as well a professional photographer and movie maker who will be following the team during all the important races starting from the first World Cup race in Pietermartizburg between the 17th and 18th of March.
MS-Racing Owner Markus Stöckl says: “We are very proud to represent the new Mondraker Factory Team, already at my first visit at the Mondraker office we found a good base for our program. The Team is very sad that we had to let some of our riders go but also happy about the new riders Damien and Emmeline and about Brook and Markus to still be with us, each of them is a great Rider and has a cool personality, so we are looking forward to some successful and fun race weekends. It is quite a busy time for us because of the change of our main partner there will be some more changes down the road, but we are stoked about the new opportunities which are coming.”