Intense Factory Racing has unveiled its 2017 line up and it’s packed with top 10 potential.
Photos: Nathan Hughes
The big signing for this year is Charlie Harrison. Charlie, 19, raced his first elite season on the World Cup circuit last year and topped the year off with 14th place finishes in both Vallnord and at the World Championships. He was previously racing on the Trek Test Team but this is his first big Factory gig.
Harrison said: “I honesty couldn’t be more excited and grateful about being a part of IFR. The team’s family feel is exactly what I need in order to be successful. I’m really looking forward to all the amazing memories and laughs in the next couple years.”
Harrison will join Jack Moir (22) and Dean Lucas (21) who both also will be looking to push on into the top 10 next year. With junior Nik Nesteroff, who finished fifth overall last year, finishing up the team, IFR must be one of the youngest teams on the circuit.
“It’s great to have such a cohesive team and amazing list of supporters”, says Intense Founder, Jeff Steber. “It will make for a deadly combination and provide us with some unbeatable R&D opportunities to develop what’s next…”
SRAM, Rock Shox, Maxxis Tires, Troy Lee Designs, Enve Composites, Fabric Saddles, Von Zipper, E*13, Crank Brothers, Cane Creek, ODI, Ti Springs and Pedros round out the program’s “dream team” of sponsors.