Downhiller Neko Mulally joins Trek World Racing team

American youngster joins Moseley, Leov and Neethling

American downhill rider Neko Mulally has been signed by the Trek World Racing team.

Neko joins British downhill rider Tracy Moseley, New Zealander Justin Leov and South African Andrew Neethling on Trek’s gravity team. Neko's debut race for the team will be in Vigo, Spain at the end of March 2010.

After a successful year winning at the Pro Gravity Tour finals, finishing fifth at the Crankworx Canadian Open Downhill, and fourth in the Crankworx Dual Slalom, Trek snapped up the 16-year old rider.

Neko, who’ll be piloting Trek’s Session 88 downhill rig said on his move: "I'm so excited to get my first full pro tour of the World Cup circuit confirmed; to be racing at the level I have always dreamed of. I'm stoked on the bikes and equipment and technology. I can't wait to learn as much as I can from my team mates.”

Team Director Martin Whiteley said: "Adding Neko to our team makes perfect sense. He has the right attitude, is a committed athlete who takes his training very seriously, and has a head that is far wiser than his years.”

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