The next season is just around the corner and we are very proud to start a new and exciting chapter together with the RAAW // LEVELNINE Gravity Team.
The four-member team consisting of Torben, Christian, Helen and David is fully committed to participating in the Enduro World Series this year. Together, they will be competing in all European EWS races and rely on our Madonna V2.2 as their race bike.
From the German national team in cross country to the Enduro World Series: Torben Drach discovered his passion and has been proving his skills by participating in Enduro races ever since. His highlight so far in the EWS was the 27th place in Zermatt last year. Through his experience in the national team, Torben knows a lot about targeted training and has the necessary racing experience to pursue his goal of consistent top 30 results in the EWS this year.
Our ambassador Christian Derkum already raced in the EWS last year and was able to prove himself in the races on his Madonna. With the support of the team, he wants to build on that this year. Christian knows absolutely no excuses and brings along not only technical skills on the bike but also the necessary racing experience. Next season Christian wants to deliver consistent results and maintain his position in the top 60 ranks..
Helen Weber also comes from the cross-country sport and switched to enduro for the first time last year. As a newcomer, she made a successful entry into the sport and was able to finish her first season with a podium at EWS La Thuile. Helen will compete in the U21 category this year and will be at the front of the line.
Together with Torben, David Horvath set up the team in 2020 and wanted to actively compete himself - since an accident in 2019, he has been profitably contributing to the team as a manager and mentor. This year David is back racing and will bring us closer to the Adaptive Mountain Bike sport. His riding skills on the Adaptive Mountain Bike not only impress his teammates, but also impressively demonstrate what is possible!
We are very excited to be a part of the RAAW // LEVELNINE Gravity Team and will report on the team's experiences and adventures on a regular basis - but you can also get up close and follow the team on Instagram.
Photos: Philipp Julich