FIM SUPERSTOCK 1000 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Following several years fighting for the IDM Championship, alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW steps up to the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. Three-times IDM Superbike Champion Markus Reiterberger and 2015 Supersport Champion Jan Bühn push their BMW S 1000 RR to the limits. While Bühn started a little unlucky into the 2018 season, Markus Reiterberger dominates the current happenings of the STK1000 class.
The goal is already set – fighting for the title in FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship to recommend the team for higher tasks in 2019.
MARKUS REITERBERGER (GER) #28 | STK1000
MR. SUPERBIKE. With his 24 years of age, Reiterberger is already a well experienced motorcycle racer. With three IDM Superbike Championship titles and lots of international experience–in WorldSBK and on MotoGP bikes–Reiti will take on his next challenge in the FIM Superstock 1000 category.
Dominating not only the IDM season 2017, but making great impressions in hisWorldSBK wildcard entry at Lausitzring and his STK1000 rehearsal in Jerez 2017, his target for 2018 is set: becomeSuperstock 1000 Champion to rise up to the World Superbike Championship again.
2017 IDM Superbike Champion | Van Zon-Remeha-BMW
2016 Permanent WorldSBK Championship Rider | Althea BMW
2015 IDM Superbike Champion | Van Zon-Remeha-BMW
2013 IDM Superbike Champion | Van Zon-Remeha-BMW
JAN BÜHN (GER) #45 | STK1000
PROGRESS MAN. The IDM Supersport Champion from 2015 had two successful seasons on the BMW S 1000 RR in the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW Team, securing overall P3 twice. In a highly competitive field Bühn worked hard and improved from race to race. With a healthy selfconfidence the German racer steps up to FIM Superstock European Championship to be a consistent Top10 finisher – with expectable highlights.
2017 IDM Superbike P3 | Van Zon-Remeha-BMW
2016 IDM Superbike P3 | Van Zon-Remeha-BMW
2015 IDM Supersport Champion
IDM SUPERBIKE 1000 (INTERNATIONAL GERMAN CHAMPIONSHIP)
That´s where we come from. Our DNA in racing. We want to continue proving who´s the best motorcycle racing team in Germany and the surrounding countries. Of course, we are still supporting upcoming racers and aim for the Superbike title.
ILYA MIKHALCHIK (UKR) #50 | IDM SUPERBIKE
„I want the best bike“. Ilya´s first answer on the question, why he wanted to join Werner Daemen´s Team for the 2018 IDM Championship. The 21-year old Ukrainian surprised with a second place in the season finale of Superstock 1000 European Championship in Jerez 2017. He finished right behind Markus Reiterberger and claimed his first podium in this competitive field. Ilya will face a new bike and unknown IDM tracks but he sure is the secret weapon of the alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW squad. He proved it already with a first victory at the season opening in Oschersleben. He leads the championship standings after the first IDM Superbike round.
2018 IDM Superbike Team alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW
2017 Superstock 1000 Triple M Racing
2016 WorldSSP DS Junior Team
2014/2015 STK600 Go Eleven Team
2012/2013 European Junior Cup
JULIAN PUFFE (GER) #19 | IDM SUPERBIKE
SCHLEIZ. The home town of Julian in Thuringia/GER is well known for its racing passion. Schleiz hosts Germany´s oldest nature racetrack. No wonder – that Julian lives his motorracing dream with competing in the 2018 IDM Superbike Championship with alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW. We´re curious what he will achieve with his gained international racing experience.
2017 Superstock 1000 (ALTHEA MF84 BMW Team)
2016 Superstock 1000 (AgroOnBenjanKawasaki)
2014 – 2015 FIMSuperstock 600 (MtMHSKawasaki)
2012 – 2013 Yamaha R6 Dunlop Cup (PRPRacing Team)
2010 – 2011 ADAC Junior Cup (Beinlich Racing Team)
CHRISTOF HÖFER (GER) #73 | IDM SUPERBIKE
From rags to riches. Christof Höfer – also known as „Fifty“ – has an remarkable racing background. When his body wasn´t exactly in the best shape for motorbike racing (his weight was 150 kg!), he decided to turn his life around for his racing passion. He soon fitted onto a race bike. By taking part in several amateur racing series and recently winning the German Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Cup in 2017, he took the big step up into the IDM Superbike category.
2017 Winner Suzuki GSX-R Cup Germany
2016 Endurance World Cup (VölpkerNRT#48)
2016 Yamaha R6 Dunlop Cup (First Podium)