Following in his father’s race motorsport promotion footsteps, YT Mob manager Martin Whiteley has been promoting races and managing teams since before some of his riders were born. The Australian native now resides in Granada, Spain, where he can look after his hand-picked squad of World Cup downhill athletes between his intercontinental tours in search of the next Young Talent.
According to Whiteley’s sports management company website, 23 Degrees Sports, his athletes had won 9 overall world cup titles, 42 World Cup races, stood on 134 World Cup podiums, won 4 Overall World Cup Team Championships, and earned 4 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 4 bronze medals at World Championship races by the close of the 2018 season. Those are some palmares to be proud of.
We recently spoke with Whiteley, who is now deep in the busiest bit of his World Cup season, getting bikes together and reconfirming all of the hotels and flights that he books a year in advance. Once the races start his role relaxes considerably, and we wanted to share a glimpse of the bustling backside of things.