Triumph Challenge Schleizer Dreieck

Hello to all of you!

 

My home race on the Schleizer Dreieck is now over. Looking back, it was an optimal weekend, with many highlights! Many friends, supporters and sponsors had come to the track to cheer me on.

On Friday, free training/tests were on the schedule. Initially a bit out of rhythm, I quickly found my way back to this one in the second outing. The lap times were already faster at that time than the entire field last year at the racetrack. Overall, I was able to try and improve a lot on the suspension on Friday.

Saturday was initially somewhat unclear, as the weather once again did not meet the forecasts. So in every training it was necessary to give everything. Starting in the morning in completely wet conditions, over the second outing at half-wet-half dry to the last, completely dry, training. In each session I was able to set the fastest time and was thus on the pole position of a total of almost 30 starters for the two races.

I was able to start the evening race with a good start, but the championship leader started a little better than me and I was second in the first corner. After 2 laps I overtook him and tried to tear a gap as fast as I could. I did well and pulled 100 percent all the time. The first race I was able to decide for myself infront of a domestic backdrop! The outlap was something very special, in front of all the motorsport fans in the stands.

On Sunday morning, the warm-up literally fell into the water. But since it was supposed to dry out from noon, I had left it off. In the afternoon it was time: Race 2, which runs over a longer distance than race 1, was on.
My start was again a good one, the one of Martin Exner (championship leader) was again better. Same picture in turn 1 as in race 1, I was in 2nd position. In the city-chicane there were still a few wet spots spread over the track, where caution was required. Nevertheless, I tried twice to overtake in the first round to regain the lead. Vain. The counter came immediately and so I followed and watched.

After 3 laps I put another attack, which I placed a little differently than one of the first two. Past! I rode my rhythm again and pushed! In the end it was the second race win of the weekend!
 
I didn’t expect this result, but I’m very happy about it! Fastest in all trainings, pole position, both races won and fastest laps! I hope to be able to start at this point in just over a month in Oschersleben, where the final stop of the Triumph Challenge 2019 is coming up.

A heartfelt thank you to all who were there and supported me.

Also a big thank you to the bakery Becher from Arnsgrün, who supplied me and the entire riders’s field with the finest bread rolls as well as to the butcher Valtin from Plauen, of which there were delicious Vogtländer sausages! Everyone raved about the feast for the palate.

 

The photos of the race weekend can be found » HERE «.

 
See you,
 
Your Markus Geuthner #95
 

Photo - Bernd Genßen
Photo – Bernd Genßen

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News Triumph Challenge Round 3 Brno

Hello to all of you.

 

The race weekend in Brno, Czech Republic, is over and I look back with mixed feelings. In advance, my bike was completely checked by Triumph Chemnitz. Everything is fully functional again and we were ready for the Grand Prix circuit in Brno.
On Friday, the free practice began, but unfortunately we had to realize that the grip on the track was very bad and you had to be very careful not to crash. The lap times did not fit to my expectations yet, but everyone had a lot of problems to come at the times.

On Saturday was the qualifying day. Thanks to the suspension support from Lars Sänger, we were able to change and improve some of the suspension through the training. In the first practice, I was able to get out of the provisional pole, which should not last long. In the second of 5 time trainings I had pushed a bit too hard at the beginning and crashed by highside.

Helmet after the crash
Helmet after the crash

Fortunately, the bike was hardly damaged and I only had a few minor injuries. Thank you at this point to the helmet manufacturer who has excellent protection of my head. However, I slipped back to 4th place on the grid.
We changed something on the suspension again and with this improvement I was able to pull out the second starting position on my last lap in the last practice session, which made me really happy after the day. I was a bit worried about the time away from the pole man.
Sunday started with heavy rain showers and it was not yet clear if it would dry up to the first race at all. Half an hour before the start of the race the track was completely dry and the question of tire choice was clarified.

In the first race I started well, but found myself in 4th place in the first corner. It was now necessary to overtake as quick as possible the other guys and not let the front men escape. Unfortunately, I did not pass a guy right away and a gap opened that I could not close anymore. In the end it was a solid third place.

The second race started again with a good start, but this time another opponent took part. The plan was the same as in race one: to overtake as soon as possible. In the second lap I have had enormous slipstreams through the frontgroup and could not hold my braking point. Unfortunately I had to ride through the gravel and found myself in last place on the field. It was now only to operate damage limitation and to overtake as much as I could. In the end I finished in fourth position in the Triumph Challenge ranking. In the overall ranking I took the fifth place. Despite the catching up, which was a lot of fun, I was very disappointed. After all, I had promised myself a long way from the weekend.
We take more positive things from the weekend and can build on that.

In less than three weeks, the fourth season station of the Triumph Challenge, my home race, will be on the Schleizer Dreieck. There I will always give everything and of course have an extra motivation.

You can see the Pictures from the Event » HERE «.

 

Bye for today,

 

Yours Markus Geuthner # 95

 

Place on the Podium
Place on the Podium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lausitzring

Hello to all of you,

 

Last weekend, the second race event of the Triumph Challenge took place at the Lausitzring. Highly motivated, I travelled to in the hope of being able to fight for the victory again. The weather should be good all weekend. So top prerequisites.

On Thursday, to the Christi Himmelfahrt, we used the day to roll in and tried something on the suspension. Thank you at this point to Lars Sänger, who will now be the suspension servicepartner at every event of the Triumph Challenge.

Times were quite good and I put in a few laps. Suddenly a noise appeared, which seemed to come out of the engine. I went back to the box and we were trying to figure out what it might be. After a bit of working on the bike, we were able to make out the place of noise. However, we could not open the engine on site and did not have a replacement engine there. We suspected a problem in the gearbox or a wave, which had unfortunately proved correct later. At that point, however, it was still unclear and we didn’t want to take any risk that more would break or I would even be a risk cause of a defect for me and others. So we had to park the motorcycle before the training sessions of the Triumph Challenge begann. So I couldn’t score any points and the lead in the championship is now gone.

The problem is fixed and we come to Brno with a fresh engine, where the next stop of the Triumph Challenge takes place in 2 weeks.

As it‘s always said: That’s Racing …

You can see the Pictures from the Event » HERE «.

 

See you

 

Your Markus Geuthner #95

 

 

Photo by Michael Flügel
Photo by Michael Flügel

 

 

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Double Victory in the czech Most!

Double Victory in the czech Most!

 

Hello motorsport fans!

 

The weekend began with rain on Saturday which had washed away any rubber that was on the track. It should prove as critical for Sunday morning.

On Saturday, the qualifications were on the tableau, where I could boost myself in every session (there were 5 parts). We left out the first turn, the next 2-4 we rode. I was able to put in the 4th one (so I thought) a good time and stood on the provisional pole. With the weather seemingly barely changing, I decided to sit out the last turn as it was supposed to be dry on Sunday.

However, some rivals once again gained mightily and so I have to worry again. In the end, it was the second place on the starting grid out of 23 men (and woman’s) heavily occupied rider’s field.

On Sunday morning it was very cold and I tried to get back into a rhythm, which I managed to do quite well. However, the track wasn’t blessed with much grip. In the end it was the Second place in the Warm Up Session.

Now the two races were to come.

In the first race I was able to do a good start and came back from the first lap to the start-finish line as second. The leader was able to put in a small gap, but I continuously rode myself back towards him and was able to overtake him two laps before the checkered flag. Until this I was able to take a comfortable lead, as well as set the fastest lap of the race. During the race, all the riders struggled with heavy wind.

In the second race I started a bit worse, but the second race was about a longer distance, which gave me time. I came back from the first round as 4th and tried to make ground well, which I succeeded immediately. However, the front-runner escaped a bit and, as in the first race, I had to close a gap. Lap after lap I tiled off a few tenths again and set my attack in the penultimate lap, with success. I gave it all again in the last lap as I firmly reckoned with a counter-attack. This one, however, didn’t happen.

Thus, I was able to decide both races for myself, maximum score (50 points). The Triumph Challenge is a really good organized racing series where there are tough duels on, and a brother-friendly togetherness next to the track. Simply class!!!

 
I am very satisfied with the kick-off, but there is still something to improve on the bike as well as on my performance. I would like to thank my sponsors, friends, helpers, and of course my parents for the great help over the weekend.

In 3 weeks we will go to Lausitzring, where the second event of the season takes place.

 
Until then,
 

Your Markus Geuthner #95

 

Photo by Lisa Schlupp
Photo by Lisa Schlupp

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Summary Season 2018

Hello motorsport fans!

 

The year 2018 still has a few months, but the racing season is over. Due to insufficient time, I only started at some events. In the following lines, there is once again a short preparation of my season.

 

DLC Hockenheimring

The season started on the easter weekend at the Hockenheimring. Here I raced together with Henrik Müller and Uwe Geist at the legendary 1000km of Hockenheim, which was also the first race of the DLC series. In the qualifying, there was a tragic accident in which a rider crashed and succumbed shortly afterwards to her injuries. My deepest sympathy goes to the family, friends and the team.

In the course of the time training, I rode a few laps to put off the winter grate and the one year without riding. I managed this reasonably reasonable, but I noticed a noise in the bike and could change the gears worse and worse. Then in the pit it turned out: A part in the transmission has passed, the race seemed to be over before the start for me. Fortunately, the team Triumph Rheinhessen around Marcel Schmidt had the right part. However, it turned out after the we fixed it that it was an accessory. While this fitted during installation, it did not reflect the function of the components. The qualification was now part of Henrik and Uwe, in which the 41st starting position of 68 teams jumped out for us. In the race we split up for the stints. Fortunately, I was allowed to ride the Kawasaki ZX6R of my teammate Uwe. With a few unscheduled pit stops, we lost a lot of time and thus any chance of the podium in the 600 class. In the end we finished 8th out of 15 (total 34 out of 68). You can watch the photos of the event  » HERE «.

 

DLC Sachsenring

I competed the 6h race at the Sachsenring in the best weather together with Uwe Geist and Thomas Knandel. In the early morning we had the qualification for the race which was held later that day. Thomas and Uwe got to know the track and I set the time for the grid. We entered the race from start position 28 (out of 45) for the race. Unfortunately, there was a minor incident in which Uwe was ridden off his bike by an other rider. Luckily he was able to start and on his bike only small things were needed to repair. In retrospect, it turned out that Uwe had broken his finger. However, he rode the race brilliantly! My full respect to him at this point!

Thomas did the start and was able to make up a few positions. After the first pit stop i did my turn and was able to pick up to 17th. Uwe held the position in his stint and then handed over to Thomas as planned. But then it happened: He suddenly lost oil and Crash output of the omega corner on his oil. He broke his arm and his thoracic vertebra. Meanwhile, everything is healed and he is fine. After we got the transponder back, Uwe and me rode together to finish the race. From 36th position, we reached finally the 28th place. Except for the two incidents, however, I was quite satisfied with the race, as we were able to show great potential. You can watch the photos of the event  » HERE «.

 

Triumph Challenge – Schleizer Dreieck

At the Schleizer Dreieck I started in the Triumph Challenge. In this racing series there are only Triumph motorcycles (675ccm) allowed, the starter field usually includes more than 40 starters. Both qualifications went smoothly, but I was a little more cautious due to an oil spill that was being laid around the track. From 4th grid position, the finish was clear for both races: Podium! After a bad start, I had to fight back from 12th place and finished in 6th Position in the first race. The lap times would have been enough for the 3rd place. It meant working on a better start. I succeeded in the 2nd race and came back on start-finish in 4th after the first lap. But first I had to defend myself against a rival and the point had opened up a gap to the leaders. This I laboriously closed gradually. The 3rd place was within reach. In the penultimate lap I wanted to start an attack, but i missed a gear on the brakes and had to go far. It had become the 8th place at the end. A Pity! The racing series is well organized, everyone respects and helps each other. On the track nothing is given to you! That screams for more in 2019! You can watch the photos of the event  » HERE «.

 

56th Frohburger Dreieckrennen

The weather should hold some surprises for Frohburg. On Friday there was heavy rain shower after heavy gusts of wind, which should clean the track. That meant being careful on Saturday morning. I, like everyone else, rolled in and found a rhythm quickly. In the second qualifying session I set a few times, which should only be enough for the 18th place in the starting grid. In addition, we had the wrong gearing, which resulted in too low top speed. In race 1, after a bad start, it came back from lap one to start-finish on 20th position. Until the end of the race, I was able to overtake rival to rival back and finally rode through the finish in 15th place. On Sunday I wanted to do better than in race 1. Due to the weather change from sunshine to constant rain coupled with low temperatures, I skipped the start for the second race and thus remained without result. However, a good half of the starting grid was the same as me and did not start. You can watch the photos of the event  » HERE «.

 

Conclusion of the Season

Due to the few races that I rode this season, the results were below my expectations. However, the bike was in a technically good condition and will be well prepared for the season 2019 to be able to carry a race series I know. More for the new season follows in the next post. Finally, I would like to thank all supporters, sponsors and patrons who are always at my side and allow me to do this amazing sport!

Till then,

your Markus Geuthner # 95

 

P.S .: Tragically, a friend and sponsor of mine passed away this year. I would like to thank Hansi Michel again for everything he did for me! He was a very nice, attentive and reliable person who left us too soon. I wish my deepest sympathy and condolences to his relatives and friends. Bye, Hansi.1200px-Black_Ribbon_svg

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54th Frohburger Dreieckrennen

Hello Motorsport fans!

 

The 54th Frohburger Dreieckrennen was once again a successful event with many riders in all classes, the nicest weather and a lot of spectators.

 

On the Friday evening we built up everything in the paddock and prepared for the first practice which should take place on Saturday morning.

A friend of me, Pascal Lenz, had broken the collarbone 2 weeks ago and could not race in the class 1 (Supermono). He came up to me and asked me if I would like to take the place on his motorcycle for him. We managed everything and therefore I became the double starter in class 1 (Supermono) and class 3 (Supersport Open/STK600).

 

On Saturday morning the day started with the first qualifying from class 1 and I had to get used first of all to the Suzuki Gladius of Pascal who has only about 55 HP. Many other riders had more than 100 HP machines. Still I succeeded in having quickly a good feeling for the motorcycle and the laptime became better from lap to lap. However, these were still to a few wet places on the tarmac. I finished the Quali 1 on 7th position with which I was very happy of course.

Then in the Supersport Practice 1 I had to change on more power and I tried to keep the rhythm. With the 8th position I managed this also rather well.

Both qualifying’s took place directly on each other by which I had to “jump” from motorcycle to motorcycle.

The 2nd practice were delivered under clear conditions and I improved my lap times again very much. In the end, these were, unfortunately, only the positions 11th in class 1 and 16th in class 3. In the races it had to go clearly forwards!

 

On Saturday afternoon the first race of the Supermonos was held under perfect conditions. After a good start I hung on a threeman group which I could follow for a while, until the battles began. The last year’s Suzuki Gladius Champion Kai-Uwe Lenz, went only half a second faster per lap. With it I was relatively contented. After a great fight I finished in 9th position. In the last lap I was able to break later than the other rider.

At race 1 of the Supersport’s I also got a good start, but still lost some positions. Unfortunately, there was in the first corner, directly beside me, a crash where 2 riders went down. The red flag came out quick and the race was shortened from 10 to 7 lap distance.

I had a better start than before and came away from the spot. In the end I finished in 11th position. The lap time was strongly improved again. However, for the 2nd race I wanted to become quicker once again.

But first the 2nd race of the Supermonos was held on Sunday morning. With an excellent start I hung directly on Lenzers back wheel on the 7th position. Unfortunately this didn’t held long, because there were many overtaking manoeuvres already in the first lap. I had to fight again with the riders from the first race and position 5 and 6 ran away. I wanted to secure the 7th position what developed as very difficult. In the meantime I brought up a gap of 1,5 seconds. However, this was ruined by a short speed limiter and enough lee. In the last corner we both braked on the last groove, however, I wanted to take more speed with on the start-finish line. Unluckily, he went wide and I didn’t moved through. I finished on 8th position.

For the 2nd race I wanted to give once again everything!

From the beginning I was in the top Ten and attacked on the front places. However, in the corner “Grauer Wolf” I was too late on the brakes and I had to go wide after some big slides. I went down a small hill and I had to get up on this very quickly. With big remains on the field I started to regroup. I rode the times like from race 1 consistently and quickly I made good ground and above positions. At the end the 15th position jumped out. Because of this I was not contented of course, nevertheless, a top ten result would have been possible.

 

At the upcoming weekend it goes for the last time in 2016 to the racetrack, which will be at Oschersleben. There the Biketoberfest takes place.

 

At this point I would like to thank my sponsors so much for their engagement and the great cooperation! The Pictures of the Weekend you can see » HERE «.

 

The next news will follow after Oschersleben.

 

 

 Till then,

 

your Markus Geuthner#95

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New bike – New Luck

Hello Motorsport fans!

 

Because of no further work with Vedo Racing, we have decided to plan for 2017. Then upon we were looking for ways and came to the conclusion to get a Triumph Daytona 675 R. The bike has been built racing genes and the finest components in series. She is an extremely lightweight and agile, but also very powerful Supersport machine. Photos from the motorcycle you can see » HERE «.

The first test was already completed. Because of the nice weather i was doing a lot of tries with the bike over the complete day. Now i got a good base and the bike is running without any problems. I understand now even more the bike and the workingwise of it.

 

Now, the final preparations for the upcoming “54th International Frohburger ADAC Dreieckrennen”  in a week are going underway. Anyone interested is very much welcome. It will offer a lot, such as the launch of the TT-Stars in the Superbike class. I will start in the class 3 (Supersport). For more detailed information’s click  » HERE «.

 

The next information will follow after the race weekend. So, stay tuned!

 

Best wishes

 

Your Markus Geuthner # 95

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Race 2 – Autodrom Most

on the last weekend was the DLC Championship held in Most, Czech Republic. The weekend began for me on Friday, where I could a few turns riding to curl. The weather was very good and I came very quickly in a good rhythm with the bike. We tried one, two things and were pleased with the day.

Saturday was for me a racing Free day and I helped my team and took a little under the arms.

Sunday: Normally for the Sunday evening the qualifying over 45 minutes is planed. Due to the falls (more race crashes) and weather conditions could not be done that way. In Moriwaki Cup, there was a heavy fall and a rider had to be flown by helicopter to a hospital. He has some bone fractures but he is as far as well. In other races, there were also falls and fractures. Also in the evening came a short rain shower, which meant that the races were canceled and also  our qualification.

 

That meant, on Monday (race day) was 9:00 qualifying time.I rode the first run on the track and I tried a fast lap. This unfortunately did not succeed. It was a lot of traffic on the circuit. In addition there were a few falls and yellow flags. Temperatures were with 8 degree air also not very high. I came back to the box and gave to Peter and Rico the bike. The two managed no faster time and so we qualified with my lap time as 19th of 35 starters.

Rico then told us he was feeling not well and that he could not race. So we decided nevertheless for the start of the race. I was the starting rider and naturally wanted to make up a few places.

First of all, there were already 3 falls in the out lap from the pit lane in the starting grid. In addition, it began with a slight bit of rain. A small fluid stain came in a cornre and was not eliminated. After 10 minutes delay the race was started.

The Le Mans start (all riders are faced with the motorcycles and run towards them) I managed well and after the first lap the Tablot saw me in 10th place! This I could long keep up but then the bike performance lost from round to round in a few passages lost. I unfortunately came earlier to the box and it was refueled.

Peter went out then, however, came after 15 minutes by car back again. The bike was off. The error was quickly found and so I went back out on track. This time I could ride my full turn. We had at this time the position 27th.

I rode my laps in a row and overtook many riders. Then I handed back to Peter. After a few laps he was unfortunately again in pit with a problem. Through a little misunderstanding, I am then went out again and got through the turn. After the scheduled change to Peter, he rode without trouble his rounds. Suddenly came the safety car on the track and we have not seen Peter. He and another rider went down. Fortunately, both remained more or less unharmed, but our Kawasaki gets bad. The frame was damaged and a few other components, which made it impossible to guarantee continued riding. Thus, the race was over after about 4 hours for us.

It was very tiring, which turns to riding in such a short time with small breaks. It was still very good to ride and it was quit a lot of fun.

A huge thank you to all my sponsors and supporters.

 

In one week, the Schleizer Dreieck held and i hope to get the wildcard via ebay and betting!

 

The photos of the race weekend in Most is »HERE«.

 

The next information will follow soon. So, stay tuned!

 

 

Best wishes

 

Your Markus Geuthner # 95

Thank You to my Sponsors
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Race 1 – Motorsport Arena Oschersleben

Hello Motorsport fans!

 

Now, finally, the racing season started on the past weekend in the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben for me and my team colleagues of the Vedo Racing Team. Before we were in the cold, Czech Republic für some testing. It was a good roll out and also nice to accustom the motorcycle. Further more parts were sorted out and tested. The bike was adapted on us 3 riders (Rico Vetter, Sebastian Frotscher and me) and some laps were unwound. Unfortunately, the temperatures were very low, which was the reason why I took no high risk with the riding.

 

Then on Friday we had some free practice in Oschersleben. I rode myself in my rhythm and got used again quickly to the riding on the motorcycle. We had all weekend long nice weather. I rode the whole Friday with the sparebike and also one turn with the first bike. Everything ran so far well and my speed was rather  well-arranged.
Then on Saturday the Qualifying was on the plan. We had only 45 minutes of qualy to get a quick lap in. This sounds like we will had enough time for a good lap. But each rider would had only about 15 minutes for a run which was around 3 to 4 laps. There were also a lot of slower bikes und lots of traffic on the track. Rico went out on track as the first to the do a laptime and presented a goodone which should also remain the quickest one of the team at the end. 

As I said there were a lot of traffic on track and this complicated to be able to put down a good lap.
Now Sebastian went out and rode a few laps. I was the final rider and, unfortunately, I had some bad luck with a red flag and the practice interruption linked with it. I had another 2 laps and I did almost the time of Rico. Unfortunately, I did not come in the short time to my rhythm and I was disappointed a little bit that did not go any more. But it should come much  more badly.
With start place 13 from more than 40teams was still possible much. The timedistance to the point was low and wewere very confident for the running.

 

On the race day (Sunday) the race was started at 12:30 o’clock. Rico and Sebastain did on the weekend still successfully two 600th runnings.
Then Rico went out as the start rider and could get the 12th place after the legendary Le Mans start. I was the second rider and prepared myself on my application. Rico came a little earlier than expected to the box,however, went directly in the garage and reported a problem with the gear change and power loss. The mechanics tried everything and sent him after a few changes once again out on track.Unfortunately, unsuccessfully. First everything went well but then the gear has not switched any more and the bike had out of the corners no power on the back wheel.So our race was finisched after only 28 laps. Everybody from the team is very disappointed, but this is enduracne racing… Everything was checked before again but something can always happen.

We hope for more success at the next meeting which will take place at the Autodrom Most. On this circuit we will have also a test between the races to get prepared.

I’d like to thank all sponsors, teammembers and supporters who allow all that! Thank you very much!

To see the photos from the weekend click » HERE «.

 

Up to the next update!

 

 

With best greetings

 

Markus Geuthner#95

 

Photo: Uwe Thürmer
Photo: Uwe Thürmer

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Choppertouren.com is my new Sponsor!

Hello Motorsport fans!

 

I’m glad to can announce that Choppertouren.com will support me now. Katrin and Rainer Kohl are eager motorcyclists who are strong involved in this area. Take a look to their website!
Click on the link » HERE «.

You also can see my new flyer which was designed by Katrin » HERE « 
A mega thank you for this!

Stay tuned, the report from the first round at Oschersleben is coming soon!

 

Till the next update

 

Markus Geuthner#95

 

Markus Geuthner and Katrin Kohl
Markus Geuthner and Katrin Kohl

 

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