Video: Unior Devinci Factory Racing Welcomes Canadian Kirk McDowall with Full Tilt Edit

Feb 13, 2019 at 9:46
by UniorDevinciFactoryRacing  

PRESS RELEASE: Unior/Devinci Factory Racing

We’re proud to welcome Kirk McDowall to Unior/Devinci Factory Racing Team, for the 2019 UCI World Cup DH season. Kirk joins American Dakotah Norton and Slovenian Jure Zabjek to complete this international trio. The squad will be riding the new Wilson 29 DH bike at all of the stops on this year’s World Cup circuit, which kicks off April 27th in Maribor, in case you were planning on holding your breath.

Hailing from Vancouver, Kirk has been a staple on the Canadian downhill scene for almost a decade, riding on Devinci through Dunbar Cycles. He’s a sound bet for the win on any track, having claimed the title of National Champion in 2016 and 2017.

Growing up racing BC Cups on some of this continent’s most consistently gnarly, steep, and often wet tracks has given Kirk the type of bike handling skills that work on any terrain. He’s proven it with strong finishes at European Crankworx events in 2018, with a 3rd place in Les Gets and a 4th place finish in Innsbruck. Then followed up with two more top 10 finishes at Crankworx Whistler in the Canadian Open and Garbanzo DH. It looks like hauling ass was trending by the time 2018 came to a close.

bigquotes“Joining Devinci's Factory World Cup program has been a dream of mine since starting to ride their bikes in 2015. I'm confident their support will help bring the riding and results I've been capable of domestically to my first full World Cup season. The Unior/Devinci team staff have already been amazing, and with the highly competitive equipment from all our sponsors, I can't wait for the first race!”Kirk Mcdowall

So, be sure to check out Kirk on the ol’ gram @kirkmcdowall and follow along with the rest of the @uniordevinci team this season as the boys take on the world in search of more fast times.

Welcome to the team, bud. Stick on the ice.

Looks fast standing still.

No stranger to roost or roots, Kirk is ready for whatever the schedule throws his way.

The hallowed steeps of Mt Prevost have shaped the careers of Canada’s best downhill racers. McDowall is no stranger, here.

Speed is no optical illusion with Kirk, the guy rides with the control and subtle movements that come from years spent between the tape.

It may look like he’s emerging from the depths of BC’s rainforests, but the 2016 and 2017 Canadian National Champ is no stranger to racing at the highest level.

What came first, the photographer or the cinematographer? Kirk doesn’t seem to care.

Keep up with Unior/Devinci Factory Racing on social media and at the official website:
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Filmmaker: Scott Secco
Photographer: Margus Riga
Behind the scene : Connor Macleod

MENTIONS: @devinci


  • + 52
 It nice to see Kirk finally getting the break and support that he deserves. Also, good on Dunbar Cycles for supporting the grass root scene.
  • + 24
 Kirk is rad! Only dude to send the muddy lip double at Port Angeles a couple years back.
  • + 23
 So that guy at the end is fine, right? Because landing on sand halfway into the ocean is soft, right?
  • + 19
 I half expected him to have the roller to hit at the end of the video. Nice feel to the video though.
  • + 13
 that jump on the beach...did he/she survived?
  • + 11
 Congrats Kirk, you earned it.
  • + 7
 List of things to which Kirk McDowall is apparently not a stranger according to this: Roost, roots, Mt Prevost, racing at the highest level.
3x confirmed.
  • + 1
 haha the write up is a bit over the top eh
  • + 8
 Nice edit! Just scratching in this roller, John Travolta pulp fiction era looked lost.
  • + 8
 Kenny ????? ......f*cking hilarious

  • + 5
"Claude et moi on s'en va à la chasse aux canards, pis j'ai besoin d'un gars, d'un..."
From Duck Dynasty to the Shore!
  • + 5
 Yay, awesome rider and vid!
  • + 6
 Eh Tabarnak!
  • + 5
 Good Canadian Kid! Congrats Kirk.
  • + 6
 Awesome!, Congrats Kirk!
  • + 5
 Great to see Devinci back in the WC game Big Grin
  • + 2
 Glad to see Kirk get a proper full ride, I am thinking his results will be consistently higher with the support. On a side note, nice cameo by SM, love the truck dude.
  • + 3
 That last shot through the fog was so good!
Looks like he is riding the new 29 wilson?
  • + 5
 Yes! Awesome.
  • + 3
 For those of you that want to see the beach jump:
  • + 1
 Can't wait to see Kirk race the full World Cup season on the Devinci Wilson. I was impressed by his performance at the some of the Crankworx DH races last year.
  • + 2
 Stoked for Kirk, he’s crushes it! And as always, Secco delivering another beauty flick—great work.
  • + 2
 Love the vincent vega appearance. Sick one!!
  • + 2
 Kirk, the Silent Killa!! Rip it up buddy!!
  • + 2
 Best team news all month.
  • + 2
 *insert clips of Dak on the E-bike* #pedaltherock
  • + 1
 Probably the nicest fastest guy I have ever met. Glad he is getting full support!
  • + 1
 About time! Congrats again Kirk. Well deserved.
  • + 1
 nice! that dirt looks fresh.
  • + 1
 LoL for the Gurat Star Kenny. Welcome to the slovenian club..
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