Mondraker (Spain) - Press Release: MS Mondraker is pleased to announce the signing of young, Māori racer, Tuhoto-Ariki Pene, who joins the team for 2022 and beyond.
Joining new signing, David Trummer, the former Junior bronze medallist is one of the freshest talents on the downhill circuit and considered to be one of the hottest rising stars of the sport. At only 20 years old, the New Zealand based rider has already achieved strong results at junior and elite level on the World Cup and international race scene.
With an impressive riding style forged by a strong BMX racing background, Tuhoto is no stranger to the podium, having previously won medals at junior level, including a bronze at the 2019 UCI World Championships and a round of the World Cup in the same year, backing-up his junior New Zealand national championship title and U19 gold medal at the 2019 Oceania Mountain Bike Championships, where Tuhoto also claimed the fastest time of the day. Since then, he has moved up to the elite category where he continues to impress with his results and performances including elite wins at the IXS European Cup and a 14th place finish at the 2021 UCI World Championships in Val di Sole.