Pivot Factory Racing 2022:
A Year for Sports Fans
From a Downhill World Championship win to being crowned EWS Team Overall, 2022 was an unforgettable season for Pivot Factory Racing, and sports fans alike.
2022 marked a momentous year for many individual racers and Pivot Factory Racing as a whole. Building off the successes of the 2021 season, which saw Bernard Kerr become the first 3x Redbull Hardline winner and the expansion of the PFR Next Gen. program, the 2022 season was the team’s most successful season yet.
Having her most successful season to date,
Morgane Charre was an absolute beast on the racecourse this year. Consistently finishing on the podium, Morgane secured a top 3 spot in over half of her Enduro World Series appearances and even brought home the top spot in the final EWS of the season in Loudenvielle, France. For the cherry on top of the season Morgane grabbed a Trophy of Nation’s World Championship jersey alongside her French teammates in the women’s category.
“I was pushing at every race and on every kind of terrain. It was super fun riding and pushing my limits (this season) with a strong women’s field.” – Morgane
Matt Walker and Ed Masters,
the dynamic duo and the faces of the Worldwide Wide World of Sports, both put together a strong season. Matt consistently finished in the top 10 and secured a third-place finish at the Sugarloaf EWS for his strongest race of the year. Ed’s season paralleled Matt’s, with consistent top-10 finishes and a hard-fought third-place finish at the Val di Sole EWS. Be on the lookout for what these guys are up to, on course and online. To cap off the season, Matt and Ed helped bring home the Trophy of Nations win for New Zealand in the men’s category.
Jenna Hasting made Pivot Factory Racing history in 2022
by becoming the UCI World Cup Downhill Champion in the Junior division, the first time a PFR team member has accomplished this feat. To make things even more impressive, this was Jenna’s first year on the World Cup circuit. She consistently finished in the top 5 all season and even finished 5th highest in points for the Queen of Crankworx pursuit. Jenna looks to continue her success in the 2023 season where she will be racing in the Elite category.
Team manager and racer, Bernard Kerr,
had the most successful season of his professional career. Bernard secured 3 DH World Cup podiums and ended up an impressive 5th overall in the series. His most dominant showings of the year were a second-place finish in the Snowshoe, West Virginia, and a first-place finish in the Crankworx Whistler Dual Slalom competition.
As a team Pivot Factory Racing had its strongest season yet.
Winning the EWS team Championship for the second time. They took the team championship in a dominant fashion, winning by over 900 points.
“Such a cool feeling after winning in an asterisk covid year but coming back and taking the title once again!” – Bernard Kerr
Keep an eye out for what Pivot Factory Racing has in store for 2023,
an expanded roster that includes the signing of Jakob Jewett out of Whistler and the continuation of our Pivot Next Gen program, which will see Dane Jewett and Ryan Griffith compete at the Junior World Cup level next year, as well as the up-and-coming Teagan Heap.