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GT Factory Racing

Sombrio is the official apparel sponsor GT Factory Racing. Keep an eye out for this seriously fun crew putting Sombrio to the test at UCI World Cup and EWS tour stops this season.

Meet the Team

GT Factory Racer Brook Macdonald, sponsored by Sombrio

Brook MacDonald

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Downhill

During his career, Brook aka “Bulldog”’s fearless, charging riding style has delivered 18 top 10 results including a recent podium spot in Val Di Sole in 2015. This Kiwi is looking to extend his winning ways in the years to come. Years as a Pro: 6 years Languages Spoken: English Favorite Bike: GT Fury Favorite Event: UCI Val Di Sol Favorite Place to Ride: Whistler and Rotorua Favorite Food: Home cooked roast, Thai and Sushi Favorite Beverage: Red Bull and Little Island Chocolate Coconut Milk What would you be if you were not a rider? Professional rugby player Connect with Brook:  @brookmacdonald6 //  Brook MacDonaldMTB // @BrookMacDonald

GT Factory Racer Sam Dale, sponsored by Sombrio

Sam Dale

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Downhill

The UK continues to produce world-class downhill talent and Sam Dale is staged to follow in the footsteps of his legendary British predecessors. Earning his first World Cup podium in 2015, this Cheshire bloke loves to go fast on anything with two wheels no matter the conditions. Years as a Pro: 8 years Languages Spoken: English, Franglais, Manc, Jibberish Favorite Bike: GT Fury Favorite Event: Fort William World Cup Favorite Place to Ride: The woods down the road from home Favorite Food: Eggs Benedict Favorite Beverage: Ice cold water What would you be if you were not a rider? A party animal Connect with Sam:  @Samdale90 //  samdaleofficial //  @Sam_Dale

GT Factory Racer Wyn Masters, sponsored by Sombrio

 Wyn Masters

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Downhill, Enduro

What’s not to love about Wyn? Both a proven racer on the DH and Enduro circuits and a true performer off, Wyn is poised to create some noise in 2016. Look out world. Years as a Pro: 4 years Languages Spoken: English Favorite Bike: GT Fury Favorite Event: UCI DH Fort William Favorite Place to Ride: Schladming, Austria Favorite Food: Sushi Favorite Beverage: Iced water What would you be if you were not a rider? A world traveller Connect with Wyn:  @wynmasters //  WynTV // @wynmasters

GT Factory Racer Anneke Beerten, sponsored by Sombrio

Anneke Beerten

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Enduro, Downhill, 4X

All hail the queen! The reigning Queen of Crankworx and a dominant force in Enduro over the past several seasons, Beerten is fired up to build upon her illustrious career. Years as a Pro: 8 years Languages Spoken: Dutch, German, English Favorite Bike: GT Sanction Favorite Event: Crankworx Whistler Favorite Place to Ride: Colorado Favorite Food: Dutch pancakes Favorite Beverage: Water What would you be if you were not a rider? No idea… Connect with Anneke:  @annekebeerten //  annekebeertenracing

GT Factory Racer Jackson Frew, sponsored by Sombrio

Jackson Frew

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Downhill

I’m 17 years old from Canberra, Australia. At long last I’ve almost finished school for good! I’ve been riding bikes since I was about 3. I raced BMX for nearly 6 years before deciding to focus on downhill. Years as a Pro: 2016 is the first! Languages Spoken: English Favorite Bike: Do I have to choose? Either the GT Fury or Sanction Favorite Event: Crankworx Whistler Favorite Place to Ride: Whistler Favorite Food: Chicken Schnitzel Favorite Beverage: McDonalds Sprite…yes it is different. What would you be if you were not a rider? Besides bording, I don’t know. Connect with Jackson: @jackson_67 //  jackson.frew // @jacksonfrew

GT Factory Racer Martin Maes, sponsored by Sombrio

Martin Maes

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Enduro, Downhill, Dual Slalom

What can’t Martin do? Coming off an extremely strong 2015, including a 2nd place finish at the UCI Junior Championships and 3rd at EWS Spain, the young phenom has proven himself as one of the top riders to watch. Years as a Pro: 3 years Languages Spoken: English, French Favorite Bike: GT Distortion Favorite Event: UCI Fort William, Whistler EWS, Sea Otter Dual Slalom Favorite Place to Ride: Whistler, Home Favorite Food: A nice steak! Favorite Beverage: Water! What would you be if you were not a rider? Lorry driver Connect with Martin:   Martin.Maes.12  //  @maesmartin05

GT Factory Racer Rachel Throop, sponsored by Sombrio

Rachel Throop

GT Factory Racing | Disciplines: Enduro, XC

Rachel began riding XC when she was 7, entering (and winning) her first competition at age 10. In 2006, she was named “Junior Expert National XC Champion”, landing her on the World Championships in Rotorua, NZ. After taking a brief hiatus from my racing career to earn her degree, Rachel started riding again and fostered a new fascination with the steep, technical trails - and new love for Enduro was formed. Rachel has been 100% full throttle ever since! Years as a Pro: 3 years Languages Spoken: English and Spanglish Favorite Bike: GT Helion and Force X Favorite Event: To race – Big Mountain Enduro Keystone; To Watch – Rampage Favorite Place to Ride: Too many favorites to name just one Favorite Food: Lasagna and pizza! Favorite Beverage: Iced tea and loveee Moscow Mules What would you be if you were not a rider? A fitness instructor/trainer or a sports agent! Connect with Rachel: @Rachel_Throop //  RachellThroop


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