In the following you find some articles and photos of my participations in Rallyes of the last few years. From time to time I also organize slide shows of my adventures. Those who are interested and would like to find out more about me should write an mail (interested in slide-show) firstname.lastname@example.org or simply give me a call at +49-172-46-59-430.
Occasionally I also do the Service at Desert Rallyes as at the "Carta-Rallye" in Marocco. On behalf of Maltec-Motorsports
I do my best to reach the next service point as fast as I can but nevertheless reliably.
Often I chose the shortest route even with heavy machinery.
This year the November Kåsan takes place on 1st and 2nd of December in Eskilstuna in Sweden. We need special helmet cameras for this competition since it
takes place mostly during the night. Also the weather conditions can be very different at the beginning of December. Spikes tires definitely belong into
the tool box. Only a small minority of all riders can usually call themselves a finisher at the end.
The race through the rocky mountains of the south african Lesotho is called the mother of all enduro races.
Protectors on the competitor and at his bike are neccessary accessories in this kind of motorsports and speed is defined differently in this race.
Some passages are only manageable in walking pace across rocky steps and steep up- and downhill sections. Due to an injury I had to retire on the second of three race days.
Roof of Africa press report
It is possible to participate in the category “Iron Man” in the Endurance Day in Torgau/Neiden (GER) if one can provide a medical certificate.
The 24 hrs nonstop competition is a real endurance test for man and bike.
The difficulty of this 3 hours Enduro race consisted of the high number of participants of 2000 riders on a 22km circuit. Deep mud alternated with lime rocks.
The result: 4 laps.
Every participant was awarded with a Gotland Grand Nationale Medal.
During the Transsyberia Rallye with a total distance o 7.500 km from Moscow to Ulan Bator I was the driver of a Landrover of the organization to take a camera team
in full race speed to the most interesting spots of the race. The almost untouched and unspoilt nature held an uncountable number of rivers and passages of mud in Russia
and stones as well as sand in the northern Gobi Desert in store.
The 5 stages through the hot stone desert of Morocco would have been really hard enough. But even harder was the fight with the jury which would not want to let me start on the last stage.
I chose a lighter machine for the fast race across the Portuguese cork oak forests. A crash with an other competitor cost me a lot of time.
This year the Master Rallye led from St. Petersburg in 5000 km and 10 days through Russia to the Black Sea. 10 days of rain were a contrast in comparison to the classical desert rallye. I finished in 23th position.
Master Rallye Russland press report
Stones in all size ranges and riverbeds formed all of the surface of this race. Thus it was no surprise that many competitors came to the finish with square wheels. And why should I have been an exception?
A rallye of contrasts in the desert state of the United Arab Emirates. On the one hand side you enjoy a luxury side programme before and after the race and on the other hand you have four pure sand dune stages.
In the end I was the best German at the finishing line.
UAE Desert Challenge press report
This is a one day event taking place in the Spanish summer heat of July. 800 km in very selective terrain had to be managed in a maximum time allowed of 17 hours.
Only 19 out of 50 motorbike competitors saw the finishing line. Caused by technical issue of my bike I slightly exceeded this maximum time and came in as 19th but without being classified.
Baja Espana press report
After a long liaison stage from Paris to Hungary the event was finally about to really start. The course lead through Romania to the Black Sea. There we had to ship the bikes in
Constanta and the competitors flew onboard a Russian Jak 40 Aircraft to Samsun, where drivers and bikes were reunified. From there we went ahead to the finish in Istanbul in four
days stages across stony mountain passes and full speed passages which really challenged the drivers. I finished in 25th position.
3000 km desert rallye in 8 stages through Egypt. Inspite of bone fractures on the 2nd stage I finished in 31st position.
Rallye of Egypt press report
3000 km desert rallye in 8 stages through Tunesia. Inspite of technical issues of my bike I finished in 84th postion.
Optic 2000 press report
During my second attempt to finish this famous desert rallye, a major break of all of the spokes of my front wheel litteraly put a spoke in my wheel. My spare wheel was in the accompanying airplane of the organization.
Granada-Dakar press report
1000 crazy competitors stand on the starting line of the biggest motorbike beach race. The race takes 3 hours. The 16,5 km circuit consists of deep sand. I managed to go 3 rounds. In 2000 I already managed to go.
Enduro de Touquet press report
The Queen of all long distance rallyes gives someone a run for his money. The motorbike which was especially configured for this event, completely burnt out in Senegal near the borderline to Mali.
Dakar-Agades-Dakar press report
2 times participation in the Transdanubia Ride (3rd and 2nd place in my class)
2 times participation in the Baja Germany (I unfortunately forgot the classification)