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Katja Poensgen visits the Dark Dog to MotoGP Challenge competitors

Katja Poensgen visits the Dark Dog to MotoGP Challenge competitors

Katja Poensgen visits the Dark Dog to MotoGP Challenge competitors

The young riders taking part in the Dark Dog to MotoGP Challenge have been paid a visit by Katja Poensgen, the most famous German rider of recent times, and the only woman to have scored points in the 250cc World Championship. Poensgen is herself a former competitor in a feeder championship, having won the ADAC Cadet Cup in 1995, and is keen to show her support for the innovative competition. ´The concept is a little unusual but definitely has potential for the future, I believe that it will save time and money, and help prepare riders make it to the highest level.´

The Dark Dog Challenge, which groups together riders between the ages of 13 and 19, has recently begun this year´s schedule of competition. Amongst the competitors are two girls who could follow in the footsteps of the former World Championship rider; Jessica Baruth, 15, and Christine Ledwig, 19. Poensgen took extra time to talk to the two youngsters, and offer them some advice. ´You really have to remain convinced of your ability to succeed in what is a man´s world, and you have to enjoy what you are doing, only then do the results come. Doubts are the biggest obstacle to success´.

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MotoGP, 2002

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