Shepherd have announced the return of South American nitro on-road front runner, Flavio Elias to their team. Back in 2015 the polite Brazilian managed to claim the South American Championship as well as a 4th place at the IFMAR World Championship together with Shepherd and now the cooperation has been renewed. Due to the worldwide Corona virus pandemic Flavio plans to attend only regional and national races in 2020 with the main goal being the Worlds in Japan in 2021. Flavio had the following to say about the deal:
It is with great pleasure and happiness that I return to this team, which gave me many joys and achievements. I want to thank Patrick and the whole Shepherd Team for this opportunity.