David Trummer Joins the YT Mob Plus World Tour Winners Announced

Dec 12, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  

It's been a fairly mundane rumours season so far this year but at last we have the first full team announcement. The YT Mob has announced it has signed last year's break out rider David Trummer plus two juniors from its Mob World Tour talent search.

Trummer, who raced for YT's Racing Dudes team last year, earned three World Cup top-ten finishes this year and finished the season 9th in the overall standings. As he raced on the Tues last year, it should be an easy transition for him to step up onto the factory team. He will also be a protected rider all season long, which guarantees him a spot on the live feed at every race.

0.1 seconds off the podium for rising star David Trummer. Insane form from the Austrian who s been been knocking on the door at the World Cup for many seasons.
Trummer in action at Val di Sole for Team Racing Dudes last year.

Joining him will be Angel Suarez who is fit again after missing most of the 2019 season after he dislocated his shoulder in practice at round 1 of the World Cup series in Maribor. Suarez was beginning to pick up momentum at the end of 2018 with his first-ever top ten finish and a run that looked like it could have been a medal contender at the World Championships in Lenzerheide. It will be interesting to see if he can pick up where he left off in Lousa in March.

The final two members of the team are Óisin O’Callaghan and Guy Johnston who were selected via the YT Mob's World Tour selection process. Óisin, 16, is from Ireland and has racked up a number of big wins and podiums at prestigious events such as at Crankworx and during the iXS Rookies Cup and British Downhill Series. Guy, who is also 16, hails from New Zealand's North Island and has been dominating the NZDH series U17 competition so far this year. Both riders will be coming onto the team as first-year juniors so they should have a couple of years to find their feet and prepare themselves for Elite World Cup racing. They will both also both benefit from the mentorship of Mob Team Manager Martin Whitely, one of the most prolific talent spotters in World Cup racing.

The full team release is below:

Press Release: YT Industries

After searching the world for diamonds in the rough in 2019, the YT Mob announces their team for the 2020 season. Óisin O’Callaghan (IRL) and Guy Johnston (NZL) will be joining the Mob as first-year Juniors whereas Angel Suarez (ESP) and David Trummer (AUT) will be chasing points for the World Cup Elite overall.

The 2019 World Tour resembled a new beginning for the YT Mob as they embarked on a mission and travelled the world in search of Young Talent to join the team for the 2020 season. Over 550 applications, six Young Talent Camps and one Finals Camp at the Mob HQ later, the two Juniors have been announced: Óisin O’Callaghan and Guy Johnston have been selected to join the crew for the next two World Cup seasons and continue their development with Team Owner Martin Whiteley guiding the way. The team will also be growing on an Elite level as well. David Trummer, who had a breakout World Cup season in 2019, will be joining Angel Suarez in the pits and on the tracks of the world.

bigquotesFor me this is a re-birth of the team as we head into a new chapter with some really talented riders with untapped potential. The idea of signing Dave was a pretty logical one. He’s a rider who’s shown already that he’s very happy on the YT Tues and has the ability to ride at the same level as the best in the world. As a Top 10 rider from the past season he has that key advantage of season long protection. The two juniors we’ve brought on are the two that Angel and I both agreed were the right choice for us. As first-year juniors we get the chance over two years to really shape the careers of both Óisin and Guy. We’re really fortunate to have a solid roster of co-sponsors who saw this vision for the Mob’s future and believed in it throughout 2019. Both Angel and Dave are proven Top 10 riders who I know haven’t reached their full potential. Together with our new juniors, we’ll be chasing those World Cup podiums as keenly as ever.Martin Whiteley, Team Owner

bigquotesWe are stoked about this new era of the Mob and welcome Óisin and Guy to the YT Family. The search for Young Talent and The Mob World Tour was a great success. We look forward to seeing Óisin and Guy unleash their potential. 2020 is going to be an extremely exciting season with the Juniors heading into their first World Cup season and we are stoked to see David Trummer join Angel on the Elite level. Can we start racing already?! We can’t wait to see them all finally drop into the new season!Markus Flossmann, CEO YT Industries

Óisin O’Callaghan, IRL

Óisin O’Callaghan aka ‘Double O’ is the youngest member of the YT Mob. The 16-year-old from Limerick, Ireland, is a thoroughbred racer, born to send it hard on the downhill rig. After his Dad got him into riding at a very young age there was no turning back and has since racked up a number of big wins and podiums at prestigious events such as at Crankworx and during the iXS Rookies Cup and British Downhill Series. Looking up to the likes of Loic Bruni, Steve Peat, Aaron Gwin and Stevie Smith Óisin (in case you are wondering pronounced like ‘ocean’) is looking to leave a mark and take the next step in his development in 2020.

bigquotesWhen I was told that I’d been selected, I could only describe the sensation as OVERWHELMING. At the start of this process I guess it didn’t really sink in when I got picked for the Fort William Young Talent Camp but I knew it was going to be exciting to spend 3 days of riding with Angel and the team. It was unreal when my Dad told me I was selected for Finals Camp. It was probably the first time that I really felt what it would be like to be a pro racer with mechanics, team truck, hotel etc. We were like Kings for the week! I’ll be aiming to get some good results next season with podiums and to build on every race to get more experience. It’ll be important to try and soak up and enjoy all the advice from the team and to become a better racer, and really enjoy the atmosphere of World Cup racing.Óisin O’Callaghan, YT Mob Junior 2020

Guy Johnston, NZL

Guy Johnston is only a few months older than his Junior teammate. The 16-year-old hails from Thames, New Zealand, which is 70 miles / 114 kilometers south east of Auckland. Guy was brought to racing by his parents and has a BMX background. Since then the adrenaline rush of racing and hitting a jump or section of any track well has been a cornerstone of his life. The New Zealander looks up to Greg Minnaar and fellow-countryman Brook MacDonald and will be looking to take the first steps in pursuit their greatness in the coming season.

bigquotesIt felt surreal the day Martin told me I had been chosen to ride for the YT Mob. I was so excited and stoked to share the news with my family who were all very proud and shed a few tears... well Mum did anyway! Now that the news has finally sunk in and I’m excited to start this journey with the Mob. I applied for the Young Talent camp in New Zealand as I thought this is an amazing opportunity. I learnt a lot from Angel and it felt crazy to be riding with a World Cup Elite athlete. The camps were an unforgettable experience. Martin is so passionate about both the sport of downhill and the YT Mob. He made me realize that it doesn’t matter where you are from, dreams can come true. This upcoming season I don’t want to set expectations too high on myself, but I want to be competitive and prove that I am the right person for this team. I know I will learn an incredible amount in my first year as a Junior.Guy Johnston, YT Mob Junior 2020

David Trummer, AUT

David ‘Daveboy’ Trummer started racing 4X with friends before switching to downhill. Years of dedication and hard work and racing all over Europe have paid off and have resulted in him getting the call and joining the YT Mob. The Austrian National Champion from Gnas, Austria, had a true breakout season in 2019 and had experts watching in disbelief after he secured three Top 10 finishes and completed the World Cup season as ninth overall. The 25-year-old will be looking to build on this success in 2020 and attack in hope of getting that first podium of his career.

bigquotesLooking back on the 2019 season all I can really say is that I am super happy! I reached my goal of a new career best result at the first World Cup in Maribor already and that was just the beginning. The season with Team Racing Dudes gave me a lot of new confidence for the future. Moving to the YT Mob is significant, because after this year I felt like I wanted to join a big team if I have the opportunity and now, I am joining one of the best and most professional teams out there. I also felt really good on the YT Tues this year, so I think it’s a perfect fit. As for my goals in 2020, well, I really would like to finally make it on to a World Cup podium, but I need to take it one step at a time.David Trummer, YT Mob Pro Rider 2020

Angel Suarez, ESP

The Spaniard from Vigo goes by the nickname ‘Pata Negra’ and has been with YT Mob since 2016. Angel Suarez is looking forward to a bounce-back season in 2020. After turning heads in 2018 and securing three Top 15 results his positive development was interrupted by injury in 2019. After traveling the world with the Mob this past year and mentoring young riders during the Young Talent Camps the 24-year-old is feeling strong again after having recovered successfully and having found his new teammates.

bigquotesI think we have a sick team and what the team is doing with the juniors is super cool. Both are incredibly talented and fast on the bike. Guy is strong for his age and a really calm kid but when he gets on the bike it’s completely different, super aggressive. Óisin showed us that even though he’s young, he really wants to be a pro racer and he has the talent for it. David did amazingly this year! There’s not much I can say, I think everyone saw that. I can’t tell you how keen I am to get back to racing! I feel amazing already because I’ve had a super good recovery. Racing is my biggest passion and I wake up every morning thinking about it. I enjoy the pressure I put on myself and I love the process, so I’ll see what I can do on March 22!  The main thing is to enjoy it and then the results will come, at least that’s how I feel it works for me.Angel Suarez, YT Mob Pro Rider 2020

Follow the team, and our riders on Instagram:
The YT Mob
Oisin OCallaghan
Guy Johnston
David Trummer
Angel Suarez


  • 91 0
 Props to Trummer. It's good to see new talent getting rewarded. I'm looking forward to watching him in the live feeds next year.
  • 12 70
flag Chridel (Dec 12, 2019 at 7:35) (Below Threshold)
 He is not interesting next year, will be 350+ in fantasy league...
  • 8 0
 Nice one. He deserves it!
  • 9 0
 Well deserved! Couldn't believe he was unsponsored and finished 9th overall, great season and stoked to see him get support!
  • 7 0
 @Chridel: #problemz
  • 6 0
 @Chridel: Ya because fantasy is life...
  • 3 20
flag Chridel (Dec 12, 2019 at 8:20) (Below Threshold)
 @tgent: it is
  • 2 13
flag maxx-x (Dec 12, 2019 at 8:57) (Below Threshold)
 @tgent: why would you say something like this???
  • 5 0
 Crazy how Trummer isn't featured as the marquee rider on the press announcement. As a top 10 rider I would think his image would be front and center. Rad to see him get some of the recognition he earned last year. Hope the whole team does well and Suarez can build on his successes but I'm really hoping to see Trummer break into those top spots as he proved last year he is capable.
  • 32 4
 But what about Christopher Walken?
  • 3 0
 Too busy making golf records!!!
  • 8 0
 Whiteley previously said they'll be fielding a five rider team, so Walken must be #5.
  • 9 0
 @MTBrent: Denim Destroyer #5
  • 47 0
 @TheR he's not riding, he's walken.
  • 3 2
 Too much cow bell.
  • 30 8
 Why is Suarez the depicted “#1 guy”? When Trummer has had way better results?
  • 30 3
 who cares? i hope they both do well
  • 14 3
 Suarez is still an under performing rookie in my book...
  • 2 3
 Where is Suarez depicted as #1 rider?
  • 1 0
 no, seriously, I don't see any first/second rider treatment here.
Is it because he's first from the left in the picture?
  • 1 0
 Suarez was wicked fast at the end of 2018 and he's been the face of the mob for the last year and a half almost
  • 18 3
 David should be in front of the team in that photo. Hope Angel has a good season too. Congrats David, you deserve this
  • 11 0
 Stoked for you Guy! Great to see another young Kiwi in the mix
  • 1 0
 So Awesome !!
  • 8 1
 Super proud of Oisin, seeing the hard work himself and parents put in behind the scenes, its a thoroughly deserved opportunity that Im sure will be relished!
  • 4 0
 Is it pronounced Oi-sin? or is it more like the Sioban/Chevan type of name? Not trying to joke, just curious.
  • 4 0
 Nevermind, Google says 'Oh-Sheen'
  • 5 0
 @endlessblockades: tis pronounced Oh-sheen
  • 3 0
 Thanks Archie
  • 4 0
 @AlanMck: Thanks guys ,it is exactly as you mention OH Sheen ..https://www.behindthename.com/name/oisi10n bit of Irish history
  • 6 1
 Where is Johannes Von Klebelsberg? He should be on the team!
  • 3 0
 @clemson: sounds delicious
  • 2 0
 @clemson: Wow, pass the Südtiroler Knödelküche am Gärtnerplatz please,
  • 2 1
 Great to see DT getting into the team, together with up and coming juniors. Am I missing something here? I thought Vall Holl was part of the YT team, but no mention here? Did YT forget they have the biggest junior talent riding for them in the World Cup Elites in 2020?
  • 4 0
 She's with the Sram TLD team, YT is her frame sponsor.
  • 1 0
 Yes, you are missing something here. This is a YT Mob announcement.
  • 1 0
Mi vergogno del mio paese 1!1!1 kraut1!1!1
Ma poi non hanno ancora finito le medie almeno fategliele prendere un po’ di soddisfazioni, almeno u diplom d’ primu gradu
  • 1 0
 I hope the best for them. The team needs some devoted individual who is determined to try their hardest, then learn how to push further. I couldn’t keep up with these kids. I sa yuh Give Aiden Reams a try. He lives in Clayton CA 94521.
  • 11 9
 Why doesn't Vali have Mob status?
I am just as excited to see what she can do next season as any other rider.
  • 16 1
 Renewed with the SRAM team she's currently on and I believe next year she'll be doing select races so she can focus on school.
  • 5 0
 She said it was a 6 year contract through 2020. She'll likely be due a raise after that.
  • 5 2
 @chriskneeland: She will join the Athertons and rach will retire after 2020.
  • 4 3
 @Chridel: I think we have another 5-7 years of Rachel/Vali showdowns to come.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: And when they are injured, sometimes, others will win?
  • 4 2
 @chriskneeland: Alot of that will probably depend on Rachel's desire to ride. She's 32 years old, which is not young in the MTB world. IDK what her personal situation is like but some women get to that age and want to have kids, start a family, etc.
  • 8 0
 @sino428: She could raise Vali.
  • 2 0
 @endlessblockades: talk about raising hell Big Grin
  • 1 1
 she should just gwin it.
  • 1 0
 @Chridel: tahnee is not going to make that easy. And caribou beat tahnee in snowshoe
  • 1 0
 @JakinM: Caribous don’t have a UCI racing license for 2020
  • 3 0
 Johnny used to work at the docks
  • 4 0
  • 3 0
 We're halfway there..
  • 2 0
 @hollowing2000: How about Gina? Does she still work at the diner whole day?
  • 2 1
 as for a a Rachel holli rivalry it's more likely a cabirou holli battle.much love for rachel but shes not a youngster anymore
  • 4 1
 What about Cathro?
  • 1 0
 Grats to Trummer - had him on my fantasy a few times and hope I can afford him next year - and on my favourite bike too !
  • 2 0
 Nice one Trummer, well done Guy - go Kiwi!!
  • 2 0
 Angel, FFS, stay healthy! c'mon, you have the speed to be up there!
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 I thought YT wasn’t going to field a DH Team... huh...
  • 3 0
 Maybe YT didn't plan to, but it would be a crime not to fully support a protected/top 10 rider,.
  • 1 0
 Awesome hope he pulls off another great season
  • 1 0
 Was expecting one more thing...Christopher Walken Wink
  • 1 0
 They must have gotten Trummer with the ol' letter of intent tactic.
  • 1 0
 Oh yeah powerhouse!!!
  • 1 0
 Great news!
  • 2 2
 Denim Destroyer!
  • 3 4
 no Randy ??
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