Mark Wallace and rookie Norwegian Brage Vestavik join Stevie Smith on the DH team, with Frenchman Damien Oton on enduro duties… and there’re even three young development riders. Here’s the full Press Release:
HED: Vets and New Threats Highlight DGR’s 2016 UCI/EWS Roster
Devinci Global Racing drops into a new season of savage battles with a dangerous roster of familiar and new faces for 2016. Team manager Gabe Fox says the talent-rich lineup is one of the strongest, fastest in DGR history. “I’m looking for these pros to feed off each other and look forward to regular podium appearances,” he adds. “Get ready for an exciting one.”
Governing the gravity charge for a sixth straight season, Former World Cup Champion Steve Smith is on a mission to repeat. And following two years of sidelining injuries, he’s spent the winter attacking tracks and getting back to race-winning form.
“I’ve had an awesome offseason, with tons of riding, training, physio and doing everything I can to better myself—both physically and mentally,” Smith says. “The mental game is essential to racing and there’s a huge difference between ‘wanting’ to win and ‘knowing’ you can. I’m more excited to be back racing than I’ve ever been.”