Bernard Kerr Confirms 2020 Pivot Factory Race Team : Masters Stays, Charre Joins

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Team Rumours season continues and Team Manager, Bernard Kerr, has sent us all a jolly email to let us know what’s what on the 2020 Pivot Factory Race Team:

Hey everyone,

Bernard Kerr here. I hear a few rumors going ‘round about Pivot Factory Racing for 2020. Stoked people are talking, but let me fill you in on what’s really going on.

We are over the moon to announce that the PFR family is growing by one. Official for 2020, we have signed a 2019 EWS Trophy of Nations Winner – Morgane Charre.

2020 Pivot Factory Race Team
Photographer  – Keno Derleyn

Morgane is one of the most naturally talented riders on a bike. The French racer stormed onto the downhill World Cup circuit in 2012, claiming the World Championship title in Leogang – on flat pedals. In addition to the rainbow stripes, she has landed on nine other World Cup podiums and finished 4th overall in the 2019 Enduro World Series. Morgane grew up riding BMX and dirt jumps, and it shows with her ability to move the bike around and always have a time whilst riding. With this, we can’t think of a better fit for our enduro team. Morgane will focus on the Enduro World Series, but throw in a few downhill and Crankworx events. We have signed Morgane for the next three seasons and I can’t wait to see what she accomplishes aboard her new Pivots.

2020 Pivot Factory Race Team
Photographer  – Keno Derleyn

After much online unrest, we’d like to make official confirmation that Eddie Masters IS staying aboard Pivot Factory Racing – not only for 2020, but we snagged him for another three years. Kiwi, Matt Walker also returns to Pivot Factory Racing. Ed and Matt plan to race the Enduro World Series, DH World Cups, and Crankworx.

Long-time PFR member, Emilie Siegenthaler will continue with the team, focusing on downhill World Cups and Crankworx events once she fully rebounds from her recent ACL injury. Emi plans to make her comeback at either the Fort William or Andorra World Cup.

2020 Pivot Factory Race Team
Photographer  – Keno Derleyn

Anyone pondering what I have in store for 2020? Well with no surprise, I am back fulltime to riding my pedal bikes after my failed attempt at #prAy1. Like usual, you will see me at the World Cups, Crankworx and if all goes as planned, Redbull Hardline.

Let the good times roll, get out there and ride your bike! XO

2020 Pivot Factory Race Team
Photographer  – Keno Derleyn

With this signing, Pivot expands its already strong cast of female riders. Does any other brand (apart from Liv and Juliana) have such a high proportion of women on the books? Across the teams, there’s a good mix of experience and new talent too – we look forward to seeing how this translates into results this year and in the years ahead. With 3 year signings on the books, there’s good potential for stability and growth.

Hannah Dobson

Hannah came to Singletrack having decided there must be more to life than meetings. Having worked in policy and project management roles at the Scottish Parliament and in local government, Hannah had organisational skills that SIngletrack needed. She also likes bikes, and likes to write.

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