Continental GT Racing Welcomes Danny Hart to the Family.

Continental GT Racing will look very familiar to you despite a new frame sponsor and the addition of one Redcar Rocket for 2024.

Continental GT Racing rises from the flames of the Wiggle/CRC saga and welcomes one of the most experienced and decorated downhill riders out there in the form of Danny Hart.

This small family team was formed back in 2021 to support two young Irish riders Ronan Dunne and Chris Cumming break into World Cup Racing. Had it not been for the vision of Continental Tires and Nukeproof Bikes none of this would have been possible. After a standout season in 2023 as a fully-fledged UCI Elite Team, no one could have imagined the turmoil that would ensue for not just the team but the entire mountain bike industry.

During the winter of 2023, while the future of Nukeproof hung in the balance, we did not know if we were going racing in 2024. Then the news came on February 21st that our bike sponsorship had ended abruptly.

The team ethos of being quick to react meant that we had already courted the team to several interested parties, but GT Bicycles was our preferred option with a World Cup winning platform and a great working relationship with Continental. With GT stepping in alongside Continental, we are extremely excited to announce that for 2024, the team is officially the Continental GT Racing Team.

Two Time World Champion Danny Hart Joins Continental GT Racing.

It’s been difficult keeping this out of the headlines but finally we can announce and welcome two time World Champion Danny Hart. With over 19 World Cup podiums, Danny’s legendary status needs no introduction.

Being a continued member of the team, Italian National Champion, Vero brings a wealth of talent and experience with 6 World Cup podiums to her name. At the final World Cup of 2023 she left the season standing on the podium stage in 3rd place.

Chris is a core member of the team and one of Ireland’s hot, up and coming talents. Chris not only represents the young talent in the team but assists with team logistics and of course brings the personality everyone qualifying, he’s keener than ever to show what he can do.

Harry brings 16 World Cup seasons of experience and team management to the table. Prioritising support in and out the tape for the team, he’s still racing most of the World Cups and has a long history of events like Hardline.

We are also delighted to continue with our long term sponsors; Bluegrass with their world class protection, DT Swiss, Oakley, Peaty’s Products, ODI and Crankbrothers. We are also proud to present our new partners; Kenny Clothing, TRP and Renthal.

“We’re thrilled that GT has come on board to partner with Continental and keep these super exciting athletes at the forefront of World Cup racing. We truly believe in these racers and what Mark and the team bring to the sport, we are so proud of what this team has already achieved and are stoked to be able to continue to partner together and keep the team racing ahead. The team is home to a combination of both up and coming talent and highly experienced voices, so we can’t wait to see them pushing their limits on the Gravity range and our prototype tires.” Kelsey Rollet – Head of Global Bicycle Continental Tires

“It’s been a wild ride pulling this together in the last week, but GT is very proud to partner with Mark and the team. Last minute drives to get riders bikes to test, guring out the logistics of getting frames to riders in three different countries are just some of the hurdles that we’re overcoming to make this happen, as we go racing within weeks, but it’s a great example of like-minded people coming together to make a little bit of magic happen.” Clive Gosling – Head Of Marketing GT Bicycles

“Coming out of the success of 2023 we never expected the turmoil that would engulf us as a team, it’s been a roller coaster! A genuine big thank you goes out to Continental Tires for their continued support and belief in the programme and a massive welcome to GT Bicycles for stepping in at the very last minute as a frame sponsor. 2024 is looking prime with the addition of Kenny Clothing, TRP and Renthal. Everyone held fast as we worked through our plans to secure our 2024 race programme and I am indebted to all our sponsors who have remained with us. Everyone in Continental GT Racing, athletes, mechanics, and road crew are stoked to be associated with such iconic brands.” Mark Cumming Owner/Manager

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