“A couple of weeks ago I opened up my email to find a email from Jacob asking if he could join our team. I had never really seen his name at any race we have done with the team so I decided to check him out. I was really surprised with what I found. For such a young guy he really has had so many great results. In my trawling I also found few videos of this young guy doing some crazy stuff on his downhill bike, a talent for sure. In recent years he attracted the attention of TBSM who have been supporting him, but we have been lucky enough to get our hands on him haha. I can see a lot of potential in him and he will be a valuable asset to our team.” Ondrej Slezak
Jacob, you’ve been around in the NSW racing scene for some time, how does it feel to move up into a sponsored team?
Yeah its sick! I get to learn from the best in the biz, the secrets, tips and tricks, race prep and all that kind of thing! The level of support has been incredible so far and I feel that the team has welcomed me with open arms. For instance Ondrej leant me one of his personal bikes for the Rockytrail JetBlack 12 hour and the week prior as well which was really good of him. This was really helpful as the larger, 29′er allowed me to smash out some swift lap times. Although after riding the hardtail for my share of 12 hours, it has been pretty rough and I’m used to the plushness of a dually for longer enduro races.