Oisin O’Callaghan’s dream of becoming a professional downhill mountain bike racer took a big step towards becoming reality in 2019. The then 16-year-old took part in the MOB World Tour where he showcased his skill, talent, and dedication during a camp hosted in Fort William. A few months later Oisin was preparing for his first Junior World Cup season after joining the YT Mob. Throughout the next couple of years, Oisin would achieve multiple World Cup wins and claim the rainbow stripes to become Junior World Champion. “I have learned so much in my first two years with the YT Mob and I have to thank Martin Whiteley and my fellow teammates for all the insight and support on the circuit since joining them after the Mob World Tour in 2019,” Oisin reflects.
In 2022 he will continue his journey to greater success with YT Industries by his side.
Preparation is key – Growth over Gold
The preparation for the upcoming season is well underway. Oisin has completed a training camp with Fit4Racing in the Lake District, England, in order to fine-tune and adjust his training regimen for the upcoming season premiering in the Elite category of racing. Focusing on growth rather than podiums and points is a key goal for Oisin this coming year. “I am continuing to work with YT for the next few years. We have built a great relationship with the folks at YT, which I value a lot. An official team announcement is still to follow, but in 2022 I will be joining a race program led by Erik Irmisch. Irm has a proven track record of running a team successfully, loads of race and testing experience being part of YT’s R&D team, and is an all-round good guy, that I trust. I get on very well with the TUES and the bike has seen its fair share of success too. I look forward to racing the World Cup this year and to concentrating on growing into becoming a consistent Elite rider.”
Oisin’s race season kicks off with the first World Cup of the season to be held in Lourdes, France, at the end of March.
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