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Escondido, CA (January 17, 2013) – Dean Racing Development (DRD) is proud to announce our factory downhill mountain bike race team for the 2013 season.  Team DRD will be comprised of an elite 3-person roster consisting of former US & Pro GRT Champion Cody Warren, as well as young & rising talents such as Mikey Sylvestri, & John Keep. The DRD team will be competing downhill and enduro disciplines in the USGP, Sea Otter Classic, US National Champs, Crankworx, select World Cups, World Championships & select Enduro specific events.

Cody Warren returns to the DRD team for his 3rd season. As a veteran rider, Cody has a plethora of victories & titles under his belt. Cody’s highly regarded resume will lead the team domestically as well as being a mentor to the younger riders.

“I’m pumped for another year with DRD,” stated Cody Warren. “Racing the USGP’s is where I want to put my effort. This team is the best program to tackle that series. 2013 is a new exciting year for DRD and I’m pumped to be a part of it. The team is growing with experience and structure. There are a couple of changes to the roster and sponsors that are going to make it an exciting year.”

Joining Cody will be 23 year old Mikey Sylvestri. Touted as one of the most gifted US prospects in recent years, Mikey has shown glimpses of his talent, besting many of the world’s top racers at highly competitive events.

“I’m excited to be a part of the DRD program this year,” says Mikey Sylvestri. “Being a part of a strong and sound team is going to help me get to the next level of my racing career. I’m excited to race with my teammates Cody & John, and am anxious to work with my new team manager, Jeremiah Dylan Dean.“

22 year old John Keep also joins the DRD program, but is a familiar face to the team. John was an original founding member of the DRD program in 2010. John has grown to be a competitive figure in southern California, & has his sights on a full national tour.

John Keep said, “2013 is going to be a great year for the DRD team. I’m excited to work with such a great group of guys. Knowing that we have the best sponsors & products supporting us is such an asset for any rider who is looking to be competitive.”

The 2013 DRD team will see numerous improvements & changes, not only in personnel, but with sponsors as well. A new title and frame sponsor will be named in the upcoming weeks. Stay tuned for upcoming race reports, photos & videos from the newly redesigned DRD race team!

For more information or to inquire about partnering with the team, please contact Dylan Dean at your convenience at 760-443.3344 or email:

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