The Madison Saracen Factory Team return in 2017, welcoming Alex Marin, who will join Marc Beaumont, Matt Simmonds and Matt Walker.
The Spaniard scored two world cup top-20s in 2016 – 16th in Lenzerheide and a career best 13th at Fort William – and team manager Will Longden hopes that this year Alex can continue to develop.
“I’m excited to welcome Alex Marin. He’s a true racer and he brings an enthusiasm and passion to the team that we all relate to and are inspired by.”
“I’ve watched him at the world cup races and he has great natural style. He also had some really strong results as a junior and a first year elite rider and we want to help him hone those skills and work with our great set up to find consistency and enjoy his racing.
“His personality really fits in well with the rest of our team of Matt Simmonds, Marc Beaumont and Matt Walker and I think it’s going to be a great year for the Madison Saracen Factory Team.”
Madison Saracen will prepare for the 2017 world cup series with a series of races in Portugal through March, with the opening round of the British Downhill Series in early April.