Lachlan Blair Announces Departure from Orange Factory Racing

Dec 14, 2022 at 13:15
by Lachlan Blair  

Words: Lachlan Blair

After two incredible years riding and racing for Orange Factory Racing and four years total riding Orange bikes, the time has come for us to go our separate ways. Huge thanks to everyone involved with OFR and at Orange who I have had the pleasure of working with over the years. It has been great to travel the world racing with such a fantastic group of people. There was never a dull moment being a part of a team as exciting as Orange Factory Racing. From magazine covers to racing successes, it has been a brilliant time riding for such an iconic company.

Shakedown photo from EWS Loudenvielle by Kike Abelleira

Heading into 2023 and beyond, I am really excited to be racing the full EWS series, Trans Madeira and some other races... I will be on a sharp new ride for next year, and I cannot wait to get it battling against the clock! Keep your eyes peeled for more news coming soon.


  • 61 10
 If you can ride a filing cabinet, you can ride anything.
  • 5 2
 Yeah I guess he had enough of brake jack lol.
  • 12 0
 If you dodge a filing cabinet, you can dodge a ball.
  • 21 3
 parts ways with Orange, now rides for Apple...
  • 28 1
 They provided him a trail bike, an enduro bike and an ebike, but he had to buy his own charger cable for £19.99 because that wasn’t included.
  • 5 1
 @jaame: And also encouraged him to take out a protection policy that has more holes than a tetley tea bag.
  • 7 1
 Time to be reunited with Joe Barnes. Multi-pivot envy strikes! Good luck with whichever team you end up with Lachlan, looking forward to seeing how you get on.
  • 2 0
 we can only hope!
  • 1 0
 Doubt he will be any faster on single or multiple pivots, history will tell us non doubt!
  • 1 0
 The clue was in there "I will be on a SHARP new ride for next year".

Definitely joining Joe on Hope.
  • 7 1
 Probably wanted more pivots
  • 6 1
 Is this Tony Blair’s son?
  • 22 5
 Slightly different spelling for Tony- c***t is correct.
  • 7 0
 Tony Blair the war criminal?
  • 8 0
 @wbro74: War crimes are the bare minimum we expect from our leaders in the richest country in the history of the world. If they dont do war crimes then they are pussies
  • 1 1
 @chriss78: my mistake. His son is called Euan.
  • 3 0
 Good luck for the future Lachlan, you could never meet such a nicer guy, and thanks for the golf tips !!!
  • 4 0
 Will be sick to see you on a deviate next year!!!
  • 2 0
 Love watching Lachlan ride. Looking forward to seeing the new team
  • 1 0
 I didn't know fox Racing had a team for their orange fork.
  • 1 0
 With Ben Moore off Orange too, are they going to have a team left?
  • 3 0
 Joe Connell and Tom Wilson were his EWS team mates. I haven't seen any news regarding these so hopefully the team will remain.

Ben Moore just does Quadlock ads doesn't he? That's all I've ever seen of him and mrsbenmooreracing (that will never not be funny).
  • 1 0
 I HOPE he gets a good bike for the 2023 season.

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login
Copyright © 2000 - 2023. All rights reserved.
dv42 0.033358
Mobile Version of Website