Since 2021 that is Scooter Center official sponsor of the Vespa racing team "Project Paul". On the weekend of July 03rd / 04.07.2021th, XNUMX the team will go to the Scooter Center Cup at the Nürburgring and we keep our fingers crossed for you. We asked Dennis, the team leader from Project Paul, to introduce himself and the team. And Dennis gives us an insight into the genesis of Paul and what is behind the sport.
My name is Dennis Krawatzki and I am the team manager of "Paul project".
Even as a child, I spent a lot of time on racetracks and loved the atmosphere. My entry into motorized locomotion was a PX 1992 in 80. I quickly noticed that such a Vespa is great for tuning. The PX 80 was the entry level and soon I was taking part in various quartermile races with my Rally 200.
In 2008 I - with Support from Scooter Center - participated in a circuit race, the 4-hour race on the Cologne exhibition grounds, for the first time. Since then I've been infected with the racing bug!
With friends, we already founded our first team in 2009 (DART Racing), with which we were able to successfully complete a number of races.
In 2015 the decision was made to set up their own team. It was clear to me from the start that this team should only be supported by friends. Since my father was not only at my side with words and deeds, but also helped a lot with the construction of the chassis (welding work), I decided to secure a permanent place for him in my team. From now on, the new vehicle was to have its second name: “PAUL”.
“Project Paul”, the resulting team name, started with a Falc Racing rotary valve engine in the first year. Over time, I worked with my friends and companions on optimizations and planned until we decided on an M200 motor and the corresponding setup.
Over the years we have grown into a friendly and familiar group with “Projekt Paul”, and that across national borders. Friends from the Netherlands and France have joined the team. I am delighted by your enthusiasm for this project, the shining eyes of everyone involved (whether they are helpers with the construction, our graphic designer Yoleila or fans with specially made T-shirts at the racetrack) when Paul comes around the corner and it starts again every time again. That encourages me again and again to get better and to further optimize the vehicle. This is an important partner - besides my friends, who are always thinking about the setup Scooter Center, for which I have also been working part-time since the 90s, i.e. producing special parts. Here, too, a long-term friendship has developed between Ulf, Oli and me who now want to support the “Paul Project”.
That fits in with our team spirit: FRIENDSHIP.
My friends as drivers, supporters and fans are there with heart and soul at every race. Whether at the racetrack or online from home, they are excited about every race! And because we would like to (experience) this in the future, we are very happy about the support from Scooter Center and look forward to spending time together. For this, our entire team would like to thank you, the Scooter Center team, from the bottom of their hearts!
Team boss Dennis with Ulf and Paul
Teams of the past years
Our ULPA fan club