Video: Chasing World Cup Podiums With the YT Mob's Guy Johnston

Nov 19, 2020
by The YT Mob  

Guy Johnston, one of two Young Talent's discovered through the #YTMOBWORLDTOUR a project launched to find two juniors to race World Cups for The YT Mob. It’s fascinating to see Guy’s laid back approach and how it influences his riding and attitude towards racing, presumably inspired by the Kiwi culture.

After Guy’s first season with the YT Mob and racing in Europe, he still has a podium set in his sights. We joined him at home in Thames, New Zealand, to see his roots, his trails and his passion for riding and family.

bigquotesStoked on my first World Cup season with the team. I didn’t get the results I was hoping for, but I’ve learned a lot and know what I need to work on for racing in Europe, so now I’m looking forward to next season!Guy Johnston, The YT Mob

Shot by Isac Paddock

Shot by Isac Paddock
Shot by Isac Paddock

Shot by Isac Paddock
Shot by Isac Paddock

Guy grew up in the North Island of New Zealand, where the population is small and the land sparse. After years of graft of his family’s dairy farm, he’s realised his passion and swapped the early mornings on the farm to accommodate his training program.

bigquotesI don’t think being a professional athlete has changed my life at home a lot, it’s taken me away from home more but I still like going home and getting back in my normal routine.Guy Johnston, The YT Mob

Shot by Isac Paddock

Shot by Isac Paddock

Photo: Isac Paddock
Video: Knowmad Development


8 Comments

  • 11 1
 Do the YT Mob only take on juniors who can drive tractors? Are they planning an expansion into agriculture after their World Cup campaign comes to an end?
  • 5 0
 And here comes the 2nd rough diamond. G, I have been driven past your farm already several times, crazy. Good luck with your dreams ! So nice forrest there with the fern.
  • 2 0
 John, Johner, am Johnston
  • 3 0
 Good man Guy! Go hard and give it heaps fella!

Makes me happy I just bought a YT and some of the money is going towards funding some young talent, esp when you're out of the Waitak flatlands! Smile
  • 4 0
 Very humbling to see, great spirit and support. The future of the sport looks in good health with these athletes.
  • 1 0
 this company is crap, scam and non existent! stay away!! they asked me to return a frame for warranty ,and 1 year later they will not reply! telephone number is invalid and non existent!!!
  • 3 0
 great to see i even liked the young fella boom boom music
  • 1 0
 Man that trail looks so fun at the end

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