Team Germany

Dirk Remmel:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
1988

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
KAWA KLR 250.

WHY ENDURO?
Whether travels to distant climes or short trips, they all strangely lead to the far side of the asphalt.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
I was eighteen when I was first fascinated, by the Dakar Rally and its riders.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
When my friend broke his wrist off road in the middle of the Saharan dunes in Libya, about 100 clicks from the nearest town, and with a sandstorm brewing.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
Top priority is having fun in the competition, and coming home healthy and whole. I prefer to use my head, with technique, strategy, and skill.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
To ride South America and Alaska, and to take part in events like the GS Challenge and the Breslau Rally.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My cat when she hears her food rattling into her bowl.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
THANK YOU for organising this event, that they understand how to combine team spirit, fun, a good time, and competition, we really appreciate it!

Thomas Donnecker:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
When I was fifteen years old.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
It was a Puch Cobra.

WHY ENDURO?
There’s no greater freedom or adventure than on an Enduro.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES? England, dawn to dusk.

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
Winner in the overall ratings.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My daughter.

Werner Modelmann:

AT WHAT AGE DID YOU RIDE A MOTORBIKE FIRST TIME?
About sixteen years ago.

WHICH MODEL WAS YOU FIRST MOTORBIKE?
Kawasaki ZXR 400 and KTM 400 LC4.

WHY ENDURO?
The Enduro never stops challenging you, this motorcycle sport forces you to explore your limits, and exceed them.

WHO ARE YOUR IDOLS? WHY?
Gerhard Forster, he manages to integrate Enduro sport in his professional and private life, and he handles his Enduros with consummate skill.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST EXTREME ENDURO EXPERIENCES?
Riding my Enduro in the Romanian Carpathians and spending an involuntary rainy night in the mountains, without tent or sleeping bag and then walking back 25 km the next day!

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR THE GS TROPHY?
A lot of fun and friendly people, the most important thing at Enduro races.
Success for the team 3. Staying with it and not getting hurt.

WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE LEFT TO ACHIEVE WITH YOU ENDURO?
What I find important is continuing to take part in Enduro sports for as long as possible, at best together with my family and friends.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST FAN?
My daughter.

ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANT TO SHARE?
I hope the GS Challenge/Trophy will continue for many years. The event is a stroke of genius, thoroughly recommended!