After a forced break of two years, MOTOREX DIRT MANIA celebrated its comeback in Reisersberg. Manuel Lettenbichler, Adrian Guggemos, Eddi Hübner, Leon Hentschel and Vanessa Danz shared their experiences of hard enduro, enduro, motocross and trial with around 80 enduro riders from Germany and Austria.
For the first time, the MCC Röhrnbach-Reisersberg site provided the setting for MOTOREX DIRT MANIA. With a motocross track, more than 6 km of enduro trails, trial terrain and endurocross sections, it offered everything the trainers and participants needed to have a lot of fun on the bikes together and to improve their own riding skills. GASGAS supported the training with four trial machines, which were available to the participants for specific sections.
What makes MOTOREX DIRT MANIA so special is that enduro riders of all levels, from beginner to professional, receive riding skills training from professionals supported by the Swiss lubricant manufacturer. This year, Manuel Lettenbichler (2nd in the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship 2021), Adrian Guggemos (freestyle trial specialist), Eddi Hübner (multiple German Enduro Champion), Leon Hentschel (current German Hard Enduro Champion) and Vanessa Danz (3rd in the ISDE Women’s Trophy 2016) were in attendance as the trainer team.
The special thing about this event, which takes place just once a year, is that each participant is coached by each trainer over the course of the day. “I think it’s great that Motorex makes it possible to train with top riders like these. I particularly liked the fact that the trainers came from different fields, from motocross and enduro to hard enduro and trial, and each trainer practised different things with us,” said one of the 80 or so enthusiastic participants. “It was also excellent to have the opportunity of trying out the GASGAS trial bikes here as part of the training. I had a hard time on the enduro to begin with, then I practised the stage on the trial bike, which was much easier, and then I was able to what I had learned into practice when I went back on the enduro, and that was great,” said one of the female participants.
However, it was not only the many individual and valuable tips from the trainers that went down well; the site itself was also very popular. “The site is great and offers something for all disciplines. It’s rare to find something like this in Germany,” beamed Eddi Hübner. Manuel Lettenbichler was also impressed: “There are so many possibilities here that you could offer four days of training and still have new things to train people in! As a trainer, it was especially great to see how much all the participants were able to improve within one or two days!”
After a hot lunch, Lettenbichler, Guggemos and Hentschel took a few minutes on both days to demonstrate their skills – to the amazement of the participants – before the afternoon training sessions began.
At the end of the training day, there was a small final competition, with non-cash prizes for the finalists from MOTOREX and Mani Lettenbichler’s own “Flatsching Fast” brand. In the MOTOREX Balance Challenge, participants had to cover a distance of around 20 metres, including an ascent, as slowly as possible on their GASGAS trial bikes. On Saturday, Leon Unger, at just 17, came top against the rest of the field. The winner on day two was Thomas Heinzelmann.
Another MOTOREX DIRT MANIA is planned for 2023. The date and location have yet to be decided, but will be announced in the trade press and via MOTOREX social media channels.