Nino Schurter and Kate Courntey renew with SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing until 2024
SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing announces that 9-time World Champion Nino Schurter will remain with the team until at least 2024. The same date until which American Kate Courtney and team partners SRAM and Rockshox have renewed.
SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing renews Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, SRAM and RockShox until 2024
Before their contracts expired at the end of this year, current World Champion Nino Schurter and Kate Courtney renewed their contracts until 2024. The Swiss was a foregone conclusion, as although he is at the end of his career he has shown that he is still the best in the world, while Courtney's renewal is no surprise considering the team's confidence in its riders.
"We can't ask for more than working with the very best athletes and the leading brands in the industry. Being directly involved in the latest product developments gives us the advantage of always having the fastest equipment out there. It's a win-win on both sides. As our success is built on team spirit, the amazing people behind SCOTT and SRAM are just as important. My history with SRAM goes back 30! years winning the World Cup title with SRAM's Grip Shift! And both SCOTT and SRAM have supported my Swisspower development team since the very beginning in 2002. It's great to continue working with the same people. Never change a winning team!", says SCOTT-SRAM Team Director Thomas Frischknecht.
At 35 years of age, the winner of 3 Olympic medals, 9 World Championships, 7 World Cup titles, and 32 World Cup races is committed to two more years competing at the highest level.
"I‘m heading into my 20th season with SCOTT-SRAM. With this team, I've been able to celebrate so many victories in the past years and create unforgettable memories along the way. Surrounded by friends as teammates and the best staff, it’s only logical and clear to me that I don’t want to change anything in this winning formula. I'm excited to continue the journey until 2024", explained Nino Schurter.
Kate Courtney, who has been part of the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing team since 2019 said: "I am excited to announce that I will be continuing with the dream team through 2024! I am grateful for their unwavering belief in me as an athlete and support in becoming the best I can be. Looking forward to accomplishing big things together in the coming years!".
Along with the renewal of its two star riders, the team has also extended its relationship with SRAM as its main partner. “SRAM has been committed to racing at the highest level since its founding in 1987. Our partnership with SCOTT dates back to the very early days of MTB racing. The SCOTT-SRAM partnership today is one of our most valued. With legends like Frischi, Nino, and Kate leading the efforts, we couldn’t be prouder of all that they accomplish year after year. We look forward to this relationship lasting forever, and that it shall continue to compete at the highest level with the most talented competitors” commented David Zimberoff VP of Marketing at SRAM.
"At SCOTT, racing has been in our DNA since the beginning. Working with world-class athletes allows us to test our product innovations at the most elite level and design products to support their success. The SCOTT-SRAM team has been part of the SCOTT family for more than 20 years and no one represents our “No Shortcuts” philosophy better. Becoming the most successful MTB racing team in history has been hard-earned and well-deserved. Today, we're incredibly proud to have the industry's best partners on our side and look forward to continuing this path of success together," added Reto Aeschbacher, CMO & Brand Manager at SCOTT Sports.