Team G Cross Honda will return in 2007 with riders Greg Minnaar (Republic of South Africa), Matti...
Team G Cross Honda will return in 2007 with riders Greg Minnaar (Republic of South Africa), Matti Lehikoinen (Finland), and new addition Brendan Fairclough (Great Britain). All riders will contest the UCI World Cup Downhill and selected Maxxis Cup events, British National Point Series events, Crankworx, and the Lisbon Downtown.
Minnaar, 25-years-old, joined the squad in 2004 and begins his fourth season. He would like to win worlds and take back the world cup overall title he won in 2005.
Lehikoinen, 22-years-old had a successful 2006 by winning the world cup of Brazil and the Red Bull Empire race in Peru and by finishing sixth in the world cup overall. In his third season on the team, he targets a top five World Cup overall finish and a few trips to the podium in individual world cup races.
Fairclough, 18-years-old, won the inaugural Junior World Cup Downhill overall in 2006. In addition to his two World Cup podiums as a junior, Brendan impressed the team with his all-around approach to racing.
Martin Whiteley, Team Director, will serve as team director and lead the squad to their first 2007 appearance at the Maxxis Cup in Gouveia in Portugal on March 18th; however Minnaar will not start his season until April at the opening round of the British National Points Series.