Katy Winton has become one of the first riders to reveal her uncertain future as a full-time racer with a very honest social media post. In Katy's announcement, she stated: "this time of year is an uncertain time for most riders, however, what’s more unsettling is how uncertain a time it is for so many teams resulting in even more riders struggling to secure their futures." Katy herself has said that the GT Factory team, which she joined in 2022, has been open with her about upcoming changes that could mean this weekend's race in Châtel is her last as a full-time racer.
With budgets tightening and rumours of teams shutting down the off-season is looking tough for riders without a secured team spot in 2024. We have heard rumblings of a few top teams shrinking or leaving World Cup racing in 2024 as brands try to manage a tough sales environment.
Katy Winton would be greatly missed on the Enduro race circuit and we hope she is able to find support for future race seasons.