#GermanGP: Kiefer Racing proudly presents FC Moto as partner for the Sachsenring
With the successful online company from Aachen, the German racing team was able to win a partner for its Moto3 project at the Motorrad Grand Prix Deutschland.
Team principal Jochen Kiefer and FC Moto managing director Farshid Chalatbari came into conversation just a few days ago. Both sides immediately spoke the same language. Therefore, an agreement was made quickly for this weekend. Kiefer Racing's professional work with young talents, however, was decisive for FC Moto's quick acceptance. With the 16-year-old Dirk Geiger, the racing team from Rheinland-Pfalz has one of Germany’s most promising talents in its own squad. Geiger now celebrates his debut in the FIM Moto3™ World Championship at the Sachsenring. This project is also unique in motorcycle racing so far, as usually riders from the European Talent Cup will be promoted from the Moto3 Junior World Championship to grand prix racing.
In 1996, the first shop was opened by FC Moto managing director Farshid Chalatbari in Aachen, Germany. Just three years later, the company's own online shop was added. In the meantime, company founder Farshid Chalatbari proudly can look back on a quick success: FC Moto has grown up to one of the largest and most successful companies in the motorcycle industry.
Jochen Kiefer (Team manager / Technical director):
"We are pleasantly surprised to be able to introduce FC Moto as a new partner at such a short notice. The first talks took place last weekend in Assen. That's why we're really pleased that everything worked out that quickly. For the time being, this agreement only applies to our wildcard on the Sachsenring. It's all about getting to know each other. Nevertheless, we will do everything we can to convince Mr Chalatbari of our possibilities. With an open-minded company like his, we hope for a long-term cooperation, of course."
Farshid Chalatbari (FC-Moto GmbH & Co. KG, CEO):
"Although we sell very sporty brands and products, we have not yet had any involvement in motorcycle racing, but we have been flirting with it for some time now. German riders are our main concern. In this point Mr. Rainer Hullmann of LS2 Helmets Germany drew our attention to Kiefer Racing. Mr. Hullmann is a business partner of us since years. From the very first moment, we were impressed after our first meeting with Mr. Jochen Kiefer and his wife Christina. We were enthusiastic about their friendly and honest appearance. So, we were immediately convinced that this could be the right way for us. The targeted and courageous work with young talents at Kiefer Racing also convinced us to place our chips there."
"With Dirk Geiger's wildcard for the German Grand Prix at the Sachsenring, everything was done quickly. Although we have no idea at all what input and advertising value we will get for our company from this project, we are very much looking forward to our first appearance in racing. But so far, it’s very clear, that it should not remain a one-off. For the time being, we wish Kiefer Racing and Dirk Geiger every success this weekend. We will be there on spot to cheer and support them."