Team 23 Degrees
2006 - 2023
The concept of Team 23 Degrees is to give up and coming riders an opportunity to experience World Cup racing. The team has had three incarnations so far. The first being in 2006 when Junior National Champions were given a chance to race on development Honda RN01's. They were chosen from Honda's home country and 23 Degrees’ home country, so they were therefore Junya Nagata (JPN) and Rubén Garcia (ESP).
In 2011 and 2012 the Team rode Trek Session 88's, firstly with Dennis Dertell (SWE) and then he was joined a year later by Luis Zarco (ESP).
The most recent version of Team 23 Degrees is with Junior World Cup Downhill rider Ross Kew (RSA) competing on Propain bikes, with support from Crankbrothers, Fox Head Clothing and Viris Brand Eyewear.