The GT Viris team announces its 2022 line-up


We are proud to present the GT Viris team for the 2022 racing season

After a successful first season, the GT Viris team returns with the same five drivers, a brand new look and some awesome new sponsors on board.

Hit Rheola for round one of the British National Downhill Series, an iconic venue for the British downhill scene and following that the team will be at Fort William, Llangollen, Caersws and Revolution Bike Park. In addition, we will be present at the National Championships in Glen Coe, the GT Malverns Festival and a few other selected events throughout the year.


We are delighted to announce our new sponsors for the 2022 season:

MBUK magazine
Drawings by Troy Lee
Spring suspension
Work components
Muc Off
Better bolts
Rather ride
Crank Brothers

Continuing our partnership with GT Bicycles, we are really excited to work with the brands above. GT also provided the team with some awesome custom painted Fury frames from Fat Creations.

great quotes After the huge success of GT’s first year of supporting the GT Viris Youth Development Team, we are pleased to announce that we will continue to support the team this season, under the leadership of Andy Ward of Viris Brand.Graham Upton, GT Sports Marketing Manager

great quotes We are delighted to be working with the GT Viris team for 2022 and can’t wait to see what these talented young drivers do. There’s a long history of MBUK backed racers racing on GT bikes, from Rob Warner and co in the 90s to Al Bond in the 2010s, so it’s great to be able to continue with a new generation of absolute pinners , thanks to Andy and the guys at Viris. The bikes and kit look sick, and we were blown away when we saw the team in action at Revolution Bike Park earlier this month. Good luck to them!James Costley-White, MTB UK Editor
great quotes We are excited to be part of the Viris GT team for 2022. Racing at all levels requires a big investment of time and a lot of energy. Running as an unsupported privateer, athletes must manage administration and troubleshoot mechanical issues while performing at their best on the bike. Being supported by a team makes a huge difference in an athlete’s pursuit of the top step. By supporting Team Viris, we’re helping this talented group of athletes focus on one thing, riding their bikes as fast as they can. Good luck and good racing.Matthew Tirrell, RideWrap Marketing Manager
great quotes Saddleback and Troy Lee Designs are very proud to support the GT Viris Development Team in 2022. Andy has a proven track record of helping young athletes achieve their goals and we can’t wait to see what the team delivers this year.Oli Hunter, Brand Manager Troy Lee Designs

great quotes We are excited to support the GT Viris team for the upcoming season! To have such a talented group of racers racing using the best cockpits in the game is awesome!Duncan Kennedy, Renthal Brand Director

great quotes We are delighted to be aboard Viris GT this year. Without the team having to jump through manufacturer-sponsored hoops, we can make sure the riders are all on the best suspensions and setups. These guys will be on forks and shocks that most World Cup racers would be jealous of.
It’s going to be a good year! Let’s go!
Jake Ireland, spring suspension

great quotes At Muc-Off, we’ve supported hundreds of young grinders over the years as they hone their skills and prepare for the big time. The GT Viris team has a super exciting roster of riders, who look set to take the National Downhill Series by storm this year, so we’re thrilled to provide them with the best bike care and maintenance products in the world. sector. The team’s potential is limitless, so we can’t wait to see what they can do this season, with Muc-Off propelling them every step of the way.Alex Trimmel, CEO Muc Off

Keep up to date with the team throughout the season and follow them The GT Viris Team.

Wiley C. Thompson