Leatt Corporation has formed a professional Mountain Bike (MTB) team partnership, the Orbea Leatt Speed Company Racing Team.
The Orbea Leatt Speed Company Racing (SCR) Team, formed with riders Lukas Baum and Georg Egger, is a highly-energetic professional MTB team known for their dogged determination and racing bravado. Team members recently won the 2022 Absa Cape Epic, considered to be the most important MTB stage race in the world, and will race in upcoming 2023 events in Leatt gear.
Leatt Chief Executive Officer Sean Macdonald said: “We are extremely proud of our new partnership with Georg and Lukas. SCR is a competitive force in cross country marathon racing and is an ideal partner for Leatt as we advance our shared vision of excellence in performance, innovation, and design. In the coming year, SCR team athletes will be protected by Leatt helmets and apparel as they compete in the Epic Series, select UCI MTB World Cup events, and more. We welcome them with great enthusiasm and look forward to this next chapter in Leatt’s continuing growth as we strive to reach a wider rider audience.”
“We are excited to be riding in Leatt gear this season and cannot wait to reveal our new kit,” said Georg Egger. “We love the gravity range that Leatt makes, and we believe their endurance gear is going to be just as successful. We are proud to have been part of the development process of all the products.”
Lukas Baum added: “SCR will be working closely with the Leatt development team to create more products going forward. It is an honour for us to come back to defend the title with Leatt on our chest.”
Founder and Chairman Dr Chris Leatt said:, “Our in-house Leatt design team is working closely with SCR to provide products built for the ultimate in protection, comfort, and quality that riders need in these demanding events. Having ridden a similar route to the 2023 Absa Cape Epic during the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, I can attest to the grueling and unforgiving nature of this 8-day event. Only the best riders and equipment make it over the finish line. I certainly pushed my personal limits and that of my equipment, and I am delighted that Leatt will now have an opportunity to rise to the demands of this epic event, an excellent product development environment.”