Vitus is a brand for real riders, so the world of privateering is very close to our hearts. With many Vitus staff being weekend racers themselves, we know the hardships and logistical challenges at hand. Racing bikes as an unsponsored rider isn’t cheap, nor is it easy – but the passion often outweighs the sacrifice.
We are dedicated to providing support to the people who do it for the love of racing. Giving privateer racers access to performance is something that we’re proud to be known for. Our aim is simple: we want to give them one less thing to worry about. That way they can concentrate on the important stuff, like whether to sleep in the van or splurge on a hotel room.
The DirtFund Vitus Privateer Programme
Collectively, all our Privateers have accomplished some amazing things. From racing a stacked calendar of Enduro World Series and World Cup Downhill rounds to national and local enduro events, you’ll spot their smiling faces between the tape (and sometimes on the podium) all season. We couldn’t imagine a better way to represent what Vitus is about.
Our PrivateersTom Moore
In 2023 and beyond, we want to keep the good times rolling. The DirtFund Privateer Programme is back and recruiting some fresh faces – and this time we’ll be inducting some North American and European riders into the family too. If you’d like to be sponsored by Vitus and the DirtFund, click the link below.
Now on to what we came here for: episode two of our Rider Stories. For this one we took a bunch of our Privateers up to North Wales for some top shredding and trailside good times, and we asked the question: what’s it really like to be a privateer racer?
We hope you enjoy!