Brook MacDonald


Athlete Profile

Name: Brook MacDonald
Date of Birth: November 25, 1991
Nickname: Bull Dog
Twitter: @Brook_Macdonald
Current Team: Team GT 
Bike: GT Fury
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.

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

Other most respected athletes: James Stewart, Mohammed Ali.
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

Other interests: Motocross, Golf, Surfing

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

Objectives for 2017:

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

Career Highlights

 

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
2nd NZ National DH Championships

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
4th British Downhill Series, Innerleithen
1st  Pro GRT DH Series, Mountain Creek, NJ
2nd Pro GRT DH Series, Plattekill, NY
5th Under World Cup, Port Angeles, USA

 

Year 2012 Highlights:

1st World Cup – Val d’Isere, France

7th Overall – World Cup DH
8th World Championships
6th World Cup – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
1st NZ DH Cup Rounds 2 and 3


Year 2011 Highlights:
6th Overall - World Cup DH
3rd World Cup – Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
3rd World Cup – Fort William, Scotland
5th World Cup – Windham, USA
7th World Cup – Val Di Sole, Italy
10th World Championships
1st iXS European DH Cup – Todtnau, Germany

 

Year 2010 Highlights:

6th World Cup – Champery, Switzerland
8th World Cup – Windham, USA 
13th World Cup – Val Di Sole, Italy
18th Overall – World Cup DH


Year 2009 Highlights:

Junior World Champion

Race Results

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