In a fairly logical step for all involved, Nukeproof and Irish Junior star Jacob Dickson join forces for 2016.
After what was a fairly stellar year for the young Irish downhiller, after a stint with the Orange-Dirt World Team, Jacob Dickson signs for Nukeproof Factory Racing.
2016 will see the usual year of IDMS rounds, British Downhill Series races as well as World Cups, where Jacob finished 3rd overall in 2015. He will also be looking to defend his Irish National title this year.
Here’s the full press release:
“Welcome to Nukeproof: Jacob Dickson”
We are proud to welcome Jacob Dickson and his family to Nukeproof Factory Racing .
Irish Nation Champion, BDS Junior Champion, 3rd place overall in the Downhill World Cup Series and a World Champs Bronze medal is an amazing CV to have at the age of 18. Jacob has proven his ability to ride at the highest level and will be aiming to challenge the world’s elite racers in 2016 UCI Downhill World Championship. He joins our elite racing program racing under the Nukeproof Factory banner alongside our existing program with the CRC-Paypal factory team.
“I am really happy to be a part of the Nukeproof family. I’m looking forward to the 2016 season aboard my Nukeproof Pulse, I felt really comfortable on the bike the first time I rode it. She handles like a beauty. You can give all the boys at Nukeproof a big pat on the back because they have made one hell of a machine. I can not thank them enough for their help in 2016 and hopefully many years to come!”
Rob Sherratt, Nukeproof Marketing Manager:
“Seeing Jacob grow up in Belfast skate parks through to one of the hottest prospects in downhill racing, we have always kept him on our radar. As Ireland’s fastest downhill athlete, his determined attitude and speed on a bike lend him perfectly to the Nukeproof brand. We excited to start working with him as part of our product development team and helping him realise his potential in the World Cup this season.”
Jacob will be aboard the new Nukeproof Pulse with support from our key partners SRAM/ Rockshox, Mavic, and Schwalbe.