THE ULTIMATE COLLABORATION!
Having seized the overall victory in the European Enduro Series, the ability of our FOCUS Trail Team to clinch top results is indisputable. Consisting of three riders, they each push our materials to the limits. At the centre of the team, Fabian Scholz, German National Champion, doubles as one of our highly regarded engineers. Designed by enduro riders, for enduro riders – this is why our SAM consistently outperforms the rest of the field.
After a super successful 2015 season, including winning the German Championship and general classification in the European Enduro Series, the team is embarking on this new season with new sponsors, but the same competent group of riders.
Fabian Scholz, Markus and Tobias Reiser are once more joining forces on the starting line for the FOCUS Trail Team in the 2016 season and proving that they are still the strongest riders in Germany. Tobias Reiser is back in full training now following his shoulder injury and subsequent operation, and he is raring for the new season to get underway. His brother Markus, reigning champion of the European Enduro Series, will be tending not only to his racing career, but also to the FOCUS Bike Park in Oberammergau this year. The Park will open in June. In the meantime, alongside his training Markus will also be busily wielding the shovel. The reigning German champion, Fabian Scholz, has put a lot of work into fine-tuning his physique this winter and will be doing everything within his power to defend his championship title. At the same time, he continues to channel his experience into cycle development in his role as a designer for FOCUS.
This year, the team will increasingly concentrate on the Enduro World Series (EWS). The FOCUS Trail Team will be on the starting line at all the EWS races in Europe as well as the one in Whistler, Canada. After the end of the European Enduro Series (EES), the team will switch its attention to other race series. Selected races from the Super Enduro Series, French Enduro Series and SSES are in the team's race calendar. The FOCUS Trail Team will be contesting its first race of the season on 16/17 April in Treuchtlingen (Germany).
In 2013, FOCUS engineer Fabian Scholz, together with brothers Markus and Tobias Reiser, founded the FOCUS Trail Team. His motivation was to put the FOCUS SAM through the most rigorous testing by racing it. In his dual role as FOCUS developer and team rider, Fabian is able to channel his impressions and experience from the race track into the further development and design of new projects.
A young and successful project, because not only the FOCUS SAM proved its credentials. The team has also won titles and races, at both national and international level, in only its first year. Fabian Scholz won the general classification in the Specialized-SRAM Enduro Series. Markus Reiser came third, while Tobias Reiser won the final race, held in Leogang, Austria, and was also runner-up in the 2014 German Championships.