N°265 Coche RAVENOL MOTORSPORT / WALCHER RACING TEAM

MARKUS WALCHER

(deu) 1.86m / 75kg

Aficiones

Rally/racing, mountain biking, hiking, boat holidays (in Croatia!)

Sponsors

RAVENOL, Lazer High Performance Lighting, elbandi.de, Fahrrad XXL, Red-Lined Motorsport Adventure

2020: 45th
2018: Ab. Stage 7

2021: Baja Poland (23rd), Morocco Rally (38th)
2019: Baja Poland (Ab.)
2018: Baja Portugal (10th)
2017: Baja Poland (Ab.), Carta Rallye (2nd)
2016: Carta Rallye (2nd)
2015: Tuareg Rally (5th)
2010: German Offroad Championship (1st)
2009: German Offroad Championship (2nd)

El Chott, Hungarian Baja, Baja Spain, Baja Deutschland

Interview

“Our fingers are already tingling!”

Markus Walcher cannot wait to get his hands back on the steering wheel as he lines up for his third Dakar in 2022. The 33-year-old German made his debut in 2018 -earning his spot through a project organised by BFGoodrich- but he was forced to abandon through engine failure. Barely an hour after throwing in the towel, sat with his team in a Bolivian restaurant, he vowed to one day return and reach the finish line. And that's exactly what he did in 2020, coming 45th in the cars with former co-driver Tobi Henschel. For Dakar 2022, the Walcher Racing team have joined forces with a new title sponsor, Ravenol Motorsport. The Westphalia-based lubricant manufacturers have helped to prepare a Dakar-worthy Nissan Navara V8, built in South Africa by Red-Lined. With Tobi no longer able to commit time to racing, Markus has drafted in a new co-driver, Stephan Stensky, who has spent many years competing in rallies with his father Frank. This 44th edition will certainly be a family affair for the crew of car #265. The team manager is Markus's father Gerhard, who began competing in the Dakar in the 1980s and took part in no fewer than eight editions. Frank is also on board as a mechanic, along with the highly experienced Dave Marsh -who designed the QT Wildcat Markus drove in 2020- and Andreas Greb, a jack-of-all-trades described by Markus as the “good soul” of the team. After a couple of outings this year at Baja Poland and the Morocco Rally, Markus and Stephan are now ready to step things up a gear -or even several gears- at the world's biggest rally.

M.W.: “Our fingers are already tingling! Together with our new oil partner Ravenol, we're very happy to reach another milestone in our long Dakar history.”

G.W.: “The Dakar is clearly all about survival. In other words, getting there! Team spirit, performance, endurance and also an element of luck. These are the essential building blocks for success.”

Vehículo

RAVENOL MOTORSPORT / WALCHER RACING TEAM

NISSAN VK 56
RAVENOL MOTORSPORT / WALCHER RACING TEAM

  • NISSAN
  • VK 56
  • Ravenol Motorsport / Walcher Racing Team
  • Ravenol Motorsport / Walcher Racing Team
  • : 4x4 gasolina y diesel

Clasificación 2022

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