After some uncertainty, the DS Rennsport team will continue for 2009. Director Robert Dorn announced that the team will back three racers German Torsten Marx, Swiss Balz Weber and Austrian Steffi Wiedner. The team is surviving despite the departure of two of its major sponsors at the end of 2008.
"We negotiated for a long time. We appreciated the confidence of the sponsors who kept their faith in us," said Dorn after securing new sponsorship from the firm of Schiller Automation Genkingen and Austrian bike manufacturer KTM. DS Racing Ltd., a clothing manufacturer, will stay on as title sponsor.
The team will focus on the Bundesliga German national series and European World Cups.
"We will contest the races in 2009 with a limited travel budget. With our central location we can get to many interesting races, where our three riders will show their capabilities."
Nädele Rico will serve as team manager while Robert Dorn and Friedrich Schneider will advise the team.