Top Irish downhiller Ben Reid may need to change the name of his company after signing young up-and-comer Adam Brayton to his Just Reid racing outfit.
Brayton has been making a name for himself over the past couple of years with some good race results and a video segment in Earthed 5. He has caught people's eye with his fast and aggressive moto style and ‘go bigger’ attitude.
He said: "Joining Just Reid for the '09 season is a great step forward for me. I know working with Ben is really going to improve both our riding. I’ve worked really hard this winter so I’m looking forward to the season ahead. Just Reid is a tight setup which suits me a lot, the team uses all the best products on the market and I can’t wait to get out on the new bike. Roll on April!”
Reid said: "I first met Adam last year out in Italy and got to know him pretty well. We're the same height so I can look him in the eye! Riding with Adam in practice is fun and helps keep me motivated. As we're both small riders we have the same approach on a lot of sections – to 'send it' is usually the better option for both of us as we ain't got it in the legs to hold her down! I've been training hard this winter and am looking forward to an enjoyable season with Adam on board.”
Brayton and Reid will attend the full World Cup series as well as popping up at various other events. A full list of sponsors will be released in the next couple of weeks. For more details, see www.justreid.com.