Martin Whiteley

Martin Whiteley

Team Owner

Former downhill racer Martin Whiteley founded 23 Degrees Sports Management in 2000, the company which owns and operates The YT Mob. His previous teams have been Trek World Racing, Team G Cross Honda and Global Racing. Nationality, Australian. Lives in Granada, Spain.

Paul Schlitz

Paul Schlitz

Road Manager / Soigneur

A former runner and current fitness junkie, Paul Schlitz has worked on many world class teams, including Volvo Cannondale, Trek/VW, Team G Cross Honda, Trek World Racing and now The YT Mob. Nationality, Australian. Lives in Provence, France.

Anxo Perez

Anxo Perez

Head Mechanic

Anxo joined the team in 2019 after being the long time personal home mechanic of Angel Suarez. After two years successfully working with Angel at international events, Anxo is now the Head Mechanic of the team and is also the driver of the team’s Scania truck taking it to all the major events in Europe. Anxo is wrenching for Oisin O’Callaghan and Guy Johnston. He is also a keen racer and dirt jumper and lives in Pontevedra, Spain.

Patrick Eckl

Patrick Eckl

EU Mechanic

This German mechanic first became known to the team when he joined us in Lenzerheide for the World Cup as part of our Local Support Crew program back in 2017. We were so impressed with him we hired him the following year as a mechanic for Angel Suarez in 2018. In 2021 Patrick returns to the Mob, and this time he’ll be wrenching for World Silver medalist David Trummer.

Josh Patton

Josh Patton

US Mechanic

Hailing from Kentucky in the US, Josh is a former top level racer having won National Titles in Dual Slalom. He’s also been an athlete ambassador for other brands so he’s very much at home in the racing scene and has done his fair share of wrenching. He joins the team in 2021 as Dakotah Norton’s mechanic and is also responsible for our US base with the US Truck and Bike Build planning.

Jack Tennyson

Jack Tennyson

Photographer/Content manager

Jack has a lot of experience in our sport for someone so young. He started racing at national level in the UK at age 12, was picked up by the UCI Team Madison Saracen and was racing DH on their development squad, before moving into photography. He joins the team in 2021 as our official photographer and also oversees our various social media accounts and their content. Jack is based in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK.

Dennis Dertell

Dennis Dertell

Track intelligence

Dennis is a former World Cup Downhill racer and two time Scandinavian Enduro Champion that has raced many rounds of the EWS series. He joins the team this year to work with our athletes in getting as much information as possible while trackside during the training sessions at World Cup races and relaying that back to the riders. Dennis is from Sweden and is based in Nynäshamn.