Team AT/CH

Bernhard Schmidtmayr:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
I was five when I first rode a motorbike.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
My first on road motorbike was a BMW R 100 GS but when I was five I had a Malaguti Grizzly.

WHY ENDURO?
Because I like nothing better than to ride my motorbike on challenging terrain, like for example the 2010 BMW GS Challenge.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
The most extreme Enduro experience was the BMW GS Challenge 2010.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
My goals for the GS Trophy are: having fun, experiencing new things, getting no injuries, and perhaps taking a good place.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
At all events I want to take part in the 2011 GS Challenge and other major Enduro events.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My girlfriend and my family are my biggest fans.

Johannes De Ciutiis:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
When I was sixteen a Veteran Honda XL 125 of 80.000 kilometres.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
The Veteran Honda XL 125 of 80.000 kilometres.

WHY ENDURO?
Nature, freedom and diversity.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
None.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
From Tanzania to Namibia with my wife and my GS 1200.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
Camaraderie, friendship, and not being the last to cross the line. ;)

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
A world tour, when I’m seventy.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
Perhaps that’s my wife!?

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
BMW is in the top price segment, BUT the price-performance ratio ranges from good to excellent.

Christoph Muri:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
I was twenty when I got my driving licence, and I’ve been a passionate rider ever since.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
Yamaha DT 125 in black / two stroke Enduro Occasion.

WHY ENDURO?
For the love of adventure and travelling / the most flexible motorbike category.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
I like watching Chris Pfeiffer because I’m really impressed with his unbelievable cameos.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
Once rode with a broken shin from Elba to Switzerland, and shifting ears was extremely painful.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
Absorbing as many impressions as possible from this short time and keeping them alive in memory.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
Experiencing and enjoying another twenty five years of riding with my motorbike in good health.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My wife Claudia!

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I would like to express my sincerest thanks to BMW for the well organised events, the great awards and of course the super GS 1200 from year 2010 that I bought.