At Mondraker we are pleased to finally announce the presentation of 2018 MS-Mondraker Team. 2018 marks our 10th Anniversary as a leading brand in the World Cup Downhill scene and it will become our 7th season (since 2012) as the main-title sponsor for the MS-Mondraker Team led by Markus Stoeckl and Lukas Haider. We cannot be any more excited for the new racing season about to come!!
Our rider line-up promise to deliver their very best and Summum Carbon Pro Team “the most successful and winningest bike at 2016 Worlds” is ready to tackle and tame the roughest 2018 downhill courses along the way.
MS-Mondraker 2018: Greenland, MacDonald and Jones join forces
With just 20 years of age Laurie Greenland is ready for his third season racing Mondraker Bikes. He really is in love with his Summum and after his 2nd position at Worlds 2016 and first World Cup podium in Lenzerheide 2017, Greenland is more focused for this new season than he’s ever been. Brook MacDonald is one of the most popular racers of our decade and always a crowd favorite. His riding and powerful style return at his best for 2018 along with his beloved Summum, the same team and bike he achieved his greatest success to date, winning at Val d’Isere World Cup in France 2012. Mike Jones has signed with MS-Mondraker to prove why he is a podium contender on any race he enters. 5th place at Mount Sainte-Anne 2017 World Cup, with 22 years of age he belongs to the new breed of UK super talented riders and fits perfectly on the 2018 MS-Mondraker Team.
MS-Mondraker development program
The good news also for 2018 is the introduction of a younger team roster featuring the Norwegian Brage Vestavik, the Australian junior rider Patrik Butler, Italian Johannes von Klebelsberg and the Austrian rider Fabian Ulrich. All of them will also be racing our Summum Carbon Pro Team and promise to be writing some headlines during the downhill racing season of 2018.
MS-Mondraker Team 2018 sponsor list and race calendar will soon be published at the Team website page: http://www.ms-racing.at
Mondraker’s CEO Miguel Pina on 2018 MS-Mondraker Team presentation statement:
“At Mondraker we are fully committed to downhill racing since our very first year and MS-Mondraker Team is the best representative of our brand racing DNA. 2018 is set to be an amazing season with a more experienced Laurie Greenland, Brook MacDonald “coming home” racing with Mondraker again, and Mike Jones who fits perfectly with our brand identity. And also the new 4 young rising stars who will also race our Summum Carbon and we are sure they will become “downhill wonders” and will offer big surprises for this new season. It’s going to be an awesome year. Bring on 2018!”
Markus Stoeckl (CEO of MS-RACING): Since Brook left the team after the 2012 season I always had the vision to get him back on our program. Now with Laurie, Brook and Mike as podium aspirants and our developmental program with Brage, Johannes, Pat and Fabian we have been able to form a really strong team.