Team history - chronologically

2010

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN19
- International Road Racing Championship (Hengelo/NL, Ostende/B, Chimay/B, Schleiz/D, Frohburg/D)

Endurance
- German Speedweek - 8 hours of Oschersleben on Yamaha YZF R1 RN19

2009

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN19
- Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
- 3 Landen Cup (Hengelo/NL, Ostende/B, Frohburg/D)

Endurance
- German Speedweek - 8 hours of Oschersleben on Yamaha YZF R1 RN19
- Bördesprint - 4 Stunden - Oschersleben (1st in Endurance-class, 4th overall)

2008

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN12
- 3 nations cup (Hengelo/NL, Ostende/B, Frohburg/D)

German Speedweek - 8 hours of Oschersleben on Yamaha YZF R1
- 6th place in superstock-class
- 22nd place overall

2007

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN12
- 3 nations cup (Hengelo/NL, Ostende/B, Frohburg/D)

Bördesprint Oschersleben (4h-race)

German Speedweek - 24 hours of Oschersleben on Yamaha YZF R1
- 5th place in Stocksport-class
- 18th place overall

Smoke’s point of view

Axel dug up some money, again we will go for the Speedweek. Our team prepares itself as serious as never before; even our homepage has been relaunched – awesome good. And I have to write a "story". As I were the only intellectual team member. Or maybe it is, because I had to travel the longest way for our team meetings; or they don’t want me to be forced working on a Yamaha; or the riders don’t want to sit on a bike I used to work on before? Anyway: today is Easter Sunday, this note in our "to-do-list" (Excel!) is done, Tuesday the search will start for the KS brake pads by Nissin, which are recommended by the team LTG (Lorraine), they should last almost 24 hours. And I have to call Russell Benney of Phase One to ask for a quick filling system. Bike looks gorgeous, the mechanics did a fantastic job. This job already would be worth the chequered flag. We will see on August, the 12th at three p.m.

 

2006

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN12
- Northwest 200
- Ulster Grand Prix

German Endurance Cup (GEC)
- 4 hours race in Hockenheim (finished 5th)

1000 km of Hockenheim on Suzuki 1000 GSX-R 1000
(Guest in the team of Karsten Schmidt)

2005

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN12
- Northwest 200
- Isle of Man Tourist Trophy
- Ulster Grand Prix

 

2004

1000 km of Hockenheim on Yamaha YZF R1 RN09

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN09
- Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (Honda VFR 400)
- Isle of Man Steam Packet Races (Billown Circuit)
- Ulster Grand Prix

German Speedweek 24 hours of Oschersleben on Suzuki GSX-R 1000
(cooperation with team SERCO)
- winner in the Stocksport class
- 16. overall rankings

Smoke’s point of view

We cooperate with the dutch team SERCO and its rider Matthijs van de Wall. Meeting point Speedweek Oschersleben. Again you gather with some folks never seen before in your life. Fortunately the Dutch grow up with german telly, they get over the language barrier easily. Again we establish a team, which looks quite respectable. Again the project is successful: winner in the category stocksport and team owner Henk prepares a dinner which give us great delight.

 

2003

Real Road Races on Yamaha YZF R1 RN09
- Northwest 200
- Isle of Man Tourist Trophy (additionally on Yamaha YZF R6 and Honda VFR 400)
- Ulster Grand Prix

 

2002

Endurance World Championship on Suzuki GSX-R 750
(Cooperation with Steinhardt Racing Factory)
- 200 miles of Silverstone
- 6 hours of Brünn
- 24 hours of Spa-Francorchamps
- 24 hours of Oschersleben
- 200 miles of Vallelunga

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy on Yamaha YZF R6 and Honda VFR 400

Ulster Grand Prix on Yamaha YZF R6

 

2001

German Endurance Championship (DLM) on Suzuki GSX-R 750
(Cooperation with Steinhardt Racing Factory)

Ulster Grand Prix on Yamaha YZF R6 and Suzuki GSX-R 750

 

2000

German Endurance Championship (DLM) on Yamaha YZF R6

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

 

1999

German Endurance Championship (DLM) on Yamaha YZF R6

Isle of Man Tourist Trophy

 

1998

German Endurance Championship (DLM) on Yamaha YZF 750 SP

1. German Speedweek / 24 hours of Oschersleben (finished 12th)

 

1997

Trophy for production-bikes (SMT) on Yamaha YZF 750 SP

24 hours race in Magny-Cours (retired with broken engine)

 

1996

Trophy for production-bikes (SMT) on Yamaha FZR 600 R

 

1995

Trophy for production-bikes (SMT) on Yamaha FZR 600 R

1. 24 hours race in Magny Cours (finished 7th)

Smoke’s point of view

First 24 hours race for riders without international license in Magny Cours and the Equipe37 amongst them. A motley crew, many of them meet for the first time, introduce themselves in a very sophisticated way ("I don’t know who you are, but we are the mechanics") and found a fantastic team. The success came, and the Lord knew: it was well-earned. What I can remember: even time-keeping between three a. m. and dawn is exhausting and I always tried to close my eyes "just for a few seconds". A real challenge for our team manager Uwe, who had to fix his time-keeping-software in a way that you may miss a lap without having a complete mess. Then eventually comes the relief, you hide in your sleeping bag wide-awake and have that strange feeling to get up at once and check whether the bike’s still running.

 

1994

24 hours of Liège

Smoke’s point of view

24 hours of Liège. We watch from Les Combes, according to tradition with French fries topped with sauce americaine and a bottle "Stella Artois". It’s raining, Ardennes’ weather, as usual. To walk round the circuit is a real hike; and the riders with technical brakedown have to push the bike on their own, escorted by an assistant, who may give some useless hints, but no assistance. The "hell of the north", this phrase has been settled, when in the 70ies and 80ies Laverda and Ducati (Granie and Guichon!) works bikes used to race here.

 

1993

Trophy for production-bikes (SMT)

1. race in Zolder on Yamaha FZR 1000 (crashed in the wet)

2. race in Zolder on Ducati 900 SS (finished 3rd)

Smoke’s point of view

Bol d’Or. Long time ago, in the times when they used the famous Circuit Paul Ricard. As always dust-covered and all these mad frogs, reving up their ZXRGSRRandsoonandsoforth. Tasteless, in bad style and heartless. 2 portaloos for 120.000 visitors, half a pint Vittel 30 FF, the sun runs your brain dry on the grandstand (which you have to enter at eleven in the morning to find a good place to watch the start at three – and the same on Sunday prior to the finish). Then it’s done – we welcome our heroes with standigng ovations!

 

 

Real Road Races

Since 1999 equipe37 is a consistent element in the most exotic category of motorcycle racing, the spectacular road races.

At the world famous Tourist Trophy on the Isle of Man or the fastest race tracks on earth, Northwest 200 and Ulster GP in Northern Ireland, Axel Rauch whipped his machines through the green hells, traveling way beyond 300 km/h.

Links

Tourist Trophy
Ulster GP
Northwest 200
Real Road Racing
German Speedweek