Brook MacDonald


Athlete Profile

Name: Brook MacDonald
Date of Birth: November 25, 1991
Nickname: Bull Dog
Twitter: @Brook_Macdonald
Current Team: MS Mondraker
Bike: Summum
Height (cm): 170

Weight (kg): 82
Residence: Hawkes Bay, New Zealand

Website:
https://instagram.com/brookmacdonald6/

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Questionnaire

Why do you ride: Because I enjoy traveling around the world and meeting new people.

What/who started you racing: I started racing because I enjoyed the competition and I was always the one who wanted to win bad.

Marital status: Girlfriend Lucy 

Most important people in your life and career: My family, girlfriend, friends, all my sponsors and the people that have helped me out.

Racing since: 2006

Professional since: 2009

Best part of racing: Traveling and meeting new people, hanging out with all the guys of the World Cup circuit. 

Hardest part: All the airports, long flights and drives!

Worst moment in career: Probably my shoulder injury of the 2013 season taking me out of the running for the top 5 overall in the World Cup.
Best moment in career: Winning the 2009 Junior World Champs and my first World Cup win.

General career goals: Winning the Elite Men’s World Championship, winning the World Cup Overall, and use my money from the sport wisely, investing in housing and other investments.

Favourite food: Thai food, roast meal can’t beat that!

Favourite reading: Used to be Dirt Magazine

Favourite music: A bit of everything. R&B, Hip Hop, and House music.

Best idea of having good time: To just enjoy life as much as you can because it only happens once.

Favourite place to travel to: Thailand, Japan, Norway, Canada, Fiji.

Most respected mountain bike riders: Sam Hill, Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat.

Other most respected athletes: James Stewart, Mohammed Ali, Ken Roczen.
Favourite riding spots and courses: Whistler, Mont-Saint-Anne, Champery.

Advice to beginners: Just have fun riding your bike and race as many races as you can.

Other sports: Rugby
, Motocross, Surfing
Other interests: Golf 

If I was not a professional mountain biker... I would be an All Black.

Objectives for 2018:

World Cup win
More World Cup podiums
Finish consistently in the Top 10

Career Highlights

Year 2017 Highlights:

13th World Cup - Leogang
15th World Cup - Lenzerheide
2nd - NZ National DH Championships
 

Year 2016 Highlights:

8th World Cup - Mont-Sainte-Anne
3rd Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua
6th Crankworx Downhill – Les Gets


Year 2015 Highlights:

4th World Cup - Val Di Sole
9th World Cup – Leogang
10th World Cup – Lenzerheide
10th World Cup Overall

Year 2014 Highlights:

5th World Championships
4th World Cup – Leogang
5th World Cup – Windham
11th World Cup Overall

 

Year 2013 Highlights:

2nd World Cup – Fort William

New Zealand National Champion
1st  Pro GRT DH Series, Mountain Creek, NJ
 

Year 2012 Highlights:

1st World Cup – Val d’Isere, France

6th World Cup – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
7th Overall – World Cup DH
8th World Championships

Year 2011 Highlights:
3rd World Cup – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
3rd World Cup – Fort William, Scotland
5th World Cup – Windham, USA
6th Overall - World Cup DH
10th World Championships
 

Year 2010 Highlights:

6th World Cup – Champery, Switzerland
8th World Cup – Windham, USA 
18th Overall – World Cup DH


Year 2009 Highlights:

Junior World Champion

Race Results

Year 2018

  • iXS Europe DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) - 3rd
  • Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua (NZL) - 5th
  • Crankworx Rotorua Redwood DH - 2nd
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 2nd
  • Valparaiso Cerro Abajo - 8th
  • Dodzy Memorial Enduro - 3rd
  • NZ National Round #3 - 1st

Year 2017

  • World Championships DH - 62nd
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 24th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 71st
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 47th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 15th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Vallnord (AND) - 27th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 13th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 19th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 63rd
  • Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua (NZL) - 23rd
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 2nd
  • NZ Downhill Open - 5th
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 1st

Year 2016

  • Red Bull Hardline - 10th
  • World Championships Downhill - 29th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 19th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Vallnord (AND) - 64th
  • Enduro World Series #6 - Whistler (CAN) - 52nd
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 8th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 25th
  • Crankworx DH - Les Gets (FRA) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Leogang (AUT) - 18th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 11th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Cairns (AUS) - 19th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 37th
  • Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua (NZL) - 3rd
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 4th
  • NZ Cup DH #2 - 1st

Year 2015

  • JCF National DH Race - Ishikawa - 1st
  • World Championships Downhill - 20th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 10th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 4th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 11th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 10th
  • iXS Europe DH #2 - Schladming (AUT) - 16th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 9th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 45th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 12th
  • Enduro World Series #1 - Rotorua (NZL) - 17th
  • Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua (NZL) - 8th
  • Giant 2W Enduro - 11th
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 2nd
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 4th
  • NZ Cup DH #1 - 4th

Year 2014

  • World Championships Downhill - 5th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 11th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Meribel (FRA) - 15th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Windham - 5th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 16th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Leogang (AUT) - 4th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 37th
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Plattekill (USA) - 6th
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Mountain Creek (USA) - 4th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Cairns (AUS) - 27th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Pietermaritzburg - 35th
  • Oceania MTB Championships - 4th
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 5th

Year 2013

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 23rd
  • World Championships Downhill - 24th
  • Crankworx Air Downhill - 27th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 41st
  • World Cup DH #3 - Vallnord (AND) - 59th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Val Di Sole - 24th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Fort William (SCO) - 2nd
  • British Downhill Series - Innerleithen (SCO) - 4th
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Plattekill (USA) - 2nd
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Mountain Creek (USA) - 1st
  • Duryea Downhill - Reading (USA) - 1st
  • Underworld Cup - Port Angeles - 5th
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 1st
  • NZ Cup DH #5 - 2nd
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 4th

Year 2012

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 7th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Val Di Sole - 15th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Hafjell - 14th
  • World Championships Downhill - 8th
  • Canadian Open Downhill - Whistler - 10th
  • Crankworx Air Downhill - 16th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Val d'Isere - 1st
  • World Cup DH #5 - Windham (USA) - 34th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 69th
  • iXS Leogang Cup - DH - 3rd
  • iXS Downhill - Winterburg (GER) - 6th
  • DirtMasters Downhill - Queenstown - 5th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Pietermaritzburg - 19th
  • NZ Cup DH #6 - 2nd
  • NZ Cup DH #5 - 2nd
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 1st
  • NZ Cup DH #2 - 1st

Year 2011

  • iXS European Cup - Todtnau - 1st
  • World Cup DH #5 - Windham (USA) - 5th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 7th
  • World Cup DH #6 - La Bresse (FRA) - 11th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 10th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 3rd
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mt Sainte Anne (CAN) - 3rd
  • World Championships Downhill - 10th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 6th

Year 2010

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 18th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Champery (SUI) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Windham - 8th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Val di Sole (ITA) - 13th

Year 2009

  • Junior World Downhill Champs - 1st