My name is Yannick Stern, I'm 23 years old, live in the south of Germany and I'm currently doing an apprenticeship as a technical product designer.
When I was 18 I started riding motorbikes. It quickly became my ultimate passion and I spent every free minute on my bike (a 2012 Triumph Daytona R) until I had 2 more or less severe accidents in 2014. That's when I made a decision: to fully stop riding motorbikes on public roads. So I began to re-build my crashed bike and fully converted it to a track bike which cost me every penny of my small trainee loan.
From fall 2014 on I participated in many trackdays, got to know my bike better then ever before and started to push myself and my limits further and further. In summer 2015 I decided to move up to the "next level": to participe in a real race! So I bought myself a start in the "Triumph Challenge" in June, a national race series in Germany created only for riders of sportive Triumph motorcycles, like my Daytona 675R. The series is in it's second year now and is drawing more and more attention and recognition in Germany.
So I had my first race in Hockenheim which was the most exciting weekend I ever had so far! A great atmosphere, superior organisation and many friendly and likeminded people. I finished both races at this weekend in the front midfield and many people attested me an excellent performance regarding the fact that it was my first ever race!
That's when I made a decision: I want to fully participate in the Triumph Challenge in 2016!
The Challenge consists of 5 weekends throughout the season, each with 2 races. Venues are tracks like Hockenheim, Oschersleben, Lausitzring, Most (Czech Republic) and Brno (Czech Republic). Unluckily, further details are not available yet for 2016.
Motorsport in general is a very cost-intensive sport. And so is racing in the Triumph Challenge, although it is a relatively small racing series. Costs accrue due to:
- entry fee (2000€ for the whole season)
- tyres (~300€ per weekend)
- fuel for bike and and car (~200€, depending on distance to the venue)
- spare parts / crash parts (oil, brake pads, etc.)
...costs which I cannot cover on my own with my rather small earnings as a trainee...
Thats why I need YOUR HELP to make my dream, participating in the Triumph Challenge 2016, come true!
Facts about my bike:
Triumph Daytona 675 R
Power: 122 hp at the rear wheel
Weight: 168kg without fuel