Was für eine Meldung! Nach vier Jahren erfolgreicher Zusammenarbeit trennen sich Atherton Racing und GT. Im Internet kursierten ja bereits Gerüchte über den Fortgang der Athertons und nun ist es offiziell. Hier die Pressemitteilung von Atherton Racing:
„As you may have seen on social media this morning it’s time for us to move on and work with a new bike partner after 4 awesome years with GT.
We have loved being part of the GT family and we’ll always be immensely proud of what we achieved together, especially our work developing both the GT Fury and the Sanction, two brilliant bikes that carried us to some great results.
During our 4 years as GT Factory Racing we took 3 Downhill World Championships, and a Junior Enduro World Championship for Martin, 3 World Cup Overalls, over 20 World Cup wins and more than 50 World Cup podiums, and we had a brilliant time doing it.
Team Director Dan Brown said, “I know I speak for all of us when I say how much we’ll miss working with the guys at GT, it’s been a hell of a ride.”
Dan Atherton said, “I designed the Sanction to race and the team at GT supported me all the way. I’m stoked to have been part of the making of such a rad bike. We’ll all miss working with GT but we’re all about progressing our sport, change might be uncomfortable to think about but it’s what drives us forward, we wish the GT team the very best. ”