IDM makes the next stop on the nature-track in Schleiz


After the last stop of the International German Motorcycle Championship had to be canceled due to the devastating floods in the Eifel on the Nürburgring, the IDM is going into the next round next weekend.


Schleiz with its nature race track has been an integral part of the IDM calendar for many years. Many exciting races have already been held here and the racetrack is always a welcome venue for the participating riders. This weekend, for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, spectators will be admitted and they also have access to the paddock. The EGS-alpha-Van Zon-BMW team is looking forward to the incomparable atmosphere at the race track and Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR), Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED), Jan Mohr (AUT) and Tim Eby (GER) also have fond memories of the Schleizer Dreieck.


This weekend, an old friend will be back at the start and make the races even more exciting with the BCC Racing satellite team. Markus Reiterberger (GER), who has already won three championship titles together with Werner Daemen’s team, is back in the IDM and will end the season with the exception of Assen.


Exciting races await us and, as usual, you can follow them again via the live stream of the series, on Facebook, YouTube and the website

Jan Mohr, #5:

“I’m really looking forward to the event. For the first time spectators will be in the paddock and I can’t wait to ride in front of an audience again. Schleiz has always been a great event. The track has something very special. When I was still riding in the R6 Cup, I never liked the track. But now with the 1000cc machine it’s really cool and fun. I’m looking forward to the nature race track. Ilya and Florian Alt will be back in the championship next weekend and that will raise the level again. Reiti is also coming back and I’m looking forward to it, because I’ve never raced against him and I’m excited to see what he has to offer. It’s going to be pretty interesting with this field. Unfortunately we couldn’t ride there after the test at the Nürburgring, but after everything that happened in the region, that’s absolutely understandable the event was canceled. The focus is now on Schleiz.”

Tim Eby, #17:

“First of all, of course, I think it’s justified that the event at the Nürburgring was canceled because they have more important things to do at the moment than racing. It was a shame, of course, because we had trained there before. Nevertheless, you can’t change it and that’s why I’m looking to Schleiz with full motivation. Due to the endurance race in Most, the training at the Nürburgring, etc. I’ve riden a lot lately, which always helps me to be faster during the IDM weekend. Last time in Schleiz I was unfortunately hardly able to ride because I broke my foot at that time, so this time I’m all the more looking forward to the track. Of course I’m also looking forward to all the atmosphere, as spectators are allowed again. I have a few friends and almost the whole family with me to support me.„

Ilya Mikhalchik, #37:

“I miss my bike and want to race again as soon as possible. Schleiz is not necessarily my favorite track, but I’ve already won there and have fond memories of it. The track is very nicely situated. It will be great to finally have fans there again. The energy and the atmosphere will be like two years ago when we last rode there. Unfortunately, the event at the Nürburgring had to be canceled for understandable reasons. However, I was already on the way to the track and was therefore unable to take part in the 12-hour race in Estoril. So I’m highly motivated to ride my motorcycle again and fight for victory. Just a few more days and then I can sit on my bike again.“

Pepijn Bijsterbosch, #55:

“I’m really looking forward to the event in Schleiz. We were so well prepared for the Nürburgring after the test we had there a few weeks ago and then unfortunately we couldn’t ride. I just have to take this preparation with me to Schleiz and adapt it to the track. I hope I can get a good result. The last time I was on the Schleizer Dreieck I was on the podium. I like the track there and I feel good on my motorcycle. So the conditions are good. I hope I can take the pretty well feeling with me. I’m really looking forward to Schleiz and can’t wait to get back on my bike.”

Werner Daemen, Team Manager:

“We are all highly motivated for Schleiz. Ilya will be back on the bike and all riders are in top shape. I assume that we will take at least one podium place this weekend, but of course I hope for more. Markus (Reiterberger) is also back in the championship with the satellite team, which I’m also very happy about. Of course, he belongs to the family as always. I am confident that with the S and M versions of the BMW 1000cc series we will be strong and able to attack.„