Greg Callaghan Launches GC Racing for This Year’s EDR World Cups.

With the demise of Devinci Global Racing, Greg Callaghan sets up his own programme for the enduro race season ahead.

Irish multi-Enduro World Series winner Greg Callaghan announces his own programme for 2024 with some hand-picked sponsors.

Photos by Paul Humbert.

With the landscape in enduro racing looking a bit different this year, I’ve gone down the route of building my own race programme 2024 and to say I’m excited about it would be an understatement.

GC Racing Launch

My main target has been to build a package that will allow me to perform to my full potential in 2024. Chasing performance over finances you could say. With that in mind, I’ve hand chosen brands and products that I believe are the best around and I’m super stoked with how it’s turned out. While this is a 1 year setup right now, I’m excited to build long lasting relationships with these brands into the future and build my programme year on year.

Team Structure

It’s really exciting to have full accountability for my own racing, it’s completely on me to perform on and off the bike now and that’s something I’ve been relishing. Having the freedom and flexibility of a smaller programme is really exciting and something that fits well with enduro racing. I think it’s going to be a really fun year, and as we know, fun is fast.

The term privateer gets thrown around quite loosely these days and I definitely wouldn’t consider myself one this year, that would be an injustice to the true privateers out there grafting behind the scenes to get to the races and make things work. While this might not be an official team, I will have a mechanic with me at the races and have the same level of support that I’ve been lucky enough to come accustomed to over the past 10 years, it will just look a bit different this time around.

Bike and Parts

I’ve been riding the HD6 for the past couple of months and from the first run I knew I’d made a good choice. It’s been really easy to get on with straight away and combined with the Rockshox suspension, I think I’ve got a really good platform to go racing with this year.

In terms of what I’ll be running, I’ve got some familiar components and kit with Hayes brakes, SDG saddles, SRAM drivetrain and Leatt clothing and protection, but there are also quite a few changes too. The biggest of course being the frame with the Ibis HD6 and then the Rockshox suspension. I’m stoked to be working with an Irish brand in Silt wheels and welcome Wolftooth components as my finishing kit and tool sponsor. I’ve got Cast looking after the cockpit, Rapid Racer Products keeping the mud out of my eyes, Precision fuel and Hydration keeping me fuelled, Crank brothers for shoes and pedals and of course Red Bull, Timbertrove and Flood Precast supporting me and helping to make this all possible.

All in all, I’ve got some really cool brands behind me and I owe a huge thanks to them for their support in these trying times. My main focus will continue to be the Enduro World Cups and I’m really stoked to get things started when the EDR World Cup season kicks off in a couple of months. Winter training has been going really well and I’ll be sure to be firing on all cylinders when the time comes.

Race Calendar :

  • Spanish DH Cup 10/03 – Barcelona, Spain
  • Epic Enduro 31/03 – Olargue, France
  • Jura Sick Race 6-7/04 – Jura, France
  • EDR World Cup 10-12/05 – Finale Ligure, Italy
  • EDR World Cup 17-19/05 – Bielsko Biala, Poland
  • EDR World Cup 7-9/06 – Leogang, Austria
  • EDR World Cup 28-30/06 – Haute Savoie, France
  • EDR World Cup 12-14/07 – Valais, Switzerland
  • Irish Enduro National Championships 4/07 – Ravensdale, Ireland
  • EDR World Cup 6-8/09 – Loudenvielle, France

You can keep tabs on Greg’s racing exploits on his Instagram feed here.