The highly decorated Penz 13 racing team have announced, that their latest signing for the 2022 road race season is IRRC race winner, recently crowned Road Racing News Racer of The Year David Datzer.
Datzer who claimed race wins this year at Horice, Hengelo and Schleizer Dreieck, will pilot custom spec S1000RR BMW machinery at the major International road races including the returning TT Races.
He’s also as widely anticipated IRRC bound again, competing under the MTP Racing/Syntainics Racing banner with strong support from aforementioned suitors Penz 13, as he aims to contend for overall Championship honours.
Speaking via a recently issued press release, the affable German roads pilot stated about the huge opportunities ahead with Penz 13.
“We started to have conversations with each other in 2020 and exchange our ideas. Also how we can work together in future cooperation, through the pandemic and the possible road races.
Last year we became aware that if we want to ride at a decent level for the great International Road Races, we need more than just a van, a motorcycle and a few spare parts, as well as friends and family.
With the great help from my family and Willi I still managed to get this far and we as a small private team are very very proud of that.”
“However, it takes too much for your own family and everyday life when you build the race bikes yourself, take care of sponsors and have to race the transporter.
Therefore, my family and Willi Pötscher and I decided to join a bigger team and give the project a little more professionalism.
Rico (Penzkofer) and Stefan (Kuhn) have a great team with Benny Jerzenbeck, Lars Singer, Günther Rehbock, Pekka Oikkonen, Frank Ittner, Markus Huber and Marcel Vitor and that’s why we decided to join this professional constellation team and it’s mechanics.”
Joining Datzer as part of a four strong Penz 13 force for the forthcoming season are prospective Mountain Course debutant Luca Gottardi, Finland’s leading road racer Erno Kostamo and World Supersport race winner, former Moto 2 exponent Sheridan Morais.
Photo credit: Nick Wheeler
Words by Stevie Rial #dontletfearcontrolyou