Styrian wins driving technique competition and a Honda CBR650R Grand Prix Red
Vienna (OTS) – On Saturday, August 27, 2022, the final of “Austria’s Safest Motorcyclist 2022” took place at the ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik Zentrum Saalfelden/Brandlhof. Klemens Müller from Donnersbach in Styria was able to prevail among 44 finalists and secured the coveted main prize with his victory: a Honda CBR650R Grand Prix Red worth over 10,000 euros. Thomas Kirnbauer from Kleinwarasdorf in Burgenland came in a close second. He wins an iXS motorcycle outfit worth 1,000 euros. Third place again went to a Styrian: Matthias Di Battista from Gnas – he receives a set of Michelin motorcycle tires, a Michelin chronograph and a ticket to the 2023 MotoGP at the Red Bull Ring. On the good fourth place Johann Pichler from Upper Austria landed and is rewarded with a set of new motorcycle tires from Michelin incl. mounting, provided by Point-S tire partner. The participants in 5th to 10th place will receive personal coaching from ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik.
For the second time this year, an additional special prize from HDI was raffled off: a motorcycle helmet painted by means of a personal airbrush design worth around 300 euros. The helmet, designed by Austrian airbrush artist Peter Wendy, goes to Sabine Obermüller from Graz. In addition, all finalists will receive a trial subscription to “Motorrad Magazin”.
Competition as an incentive for motorcyclists to prepare well for the
The aim of the competition is to create an incentive for motorcyclists to prepare for the season with riding technique training:
“As a motorcyclist:in, I don’t have a crumple zone and rely on proper riding techniques to avoid accidents. Riding a motorcycle is very demanding, both cognitively and physically – fitness and skill are particularly important. And these can and should be trained in any case,” explains Georg Scheiblauer, chief motorcycle instructor at ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik. “This competition is primarily about skill and mastering your own motorcycle – not about speed. It is dedicated to road safety and has an important signal effect,” says Karl-Martin Studener, Managing Director of ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik.
“Road safety is a particular concern for us. As an insurance company, we are therefore delighted to be contributing to this competition for the ninth time. It is designed to encourage bikers to practice various maneuvers and raise their awareness of dangers that pose a high risk of accidents,” says Petra Miteff, Head of Marketing, PR and Sales at HDI Versicherung. “As an insurance company, we are already trying to provide preventive support and raise awareness with this campaign.”
About the finals of “Austria’s safest motorcyclist
At the start of the 2022 motorcycle season, ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik and HDI, in cooperation with Honda, Michelin, Point-S, iXS and Motorrad Magazin, were looking for “Austria’s safest motorcyclist.” All riders who had completed a motorcycle training course at one of the eight ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik centers throughout Austria were eligible to take part. Until the summer, each participant had the opportunity to drive an additional competition station as part of the training and, if successful, to qualify for the provincial finals and finally for the grand final in Saalfelden/Brandlhof. In total, more than 3,000 bikers completed a full-day ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik Motorrad training course.
Aviso to the editorial offices: Photos of the broadcast are available for download at www.oeamtc.at/presse. The use for editorial purposes is free of charge. Credits: ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik/Branislav Rohal
Winner photo (from left to right): Albin Knafl (Michelin), Peter Schönlaub (Motorrad Magazin), Karl-Martin Studener (Managing Director ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik), Klemens Müller (winner 2022), Michael Peschek (Point-S Reifen Partner), Markus Casagrande-Köninger (HDI), Petra Miteff (HDI) and Mario Dum (Honda).
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