Big VRA Cup Final 2019 in Jesolo

The Scooter Center / bgm sponsors the Vespa Racing Austia Cup. In sensational, late summer weather, the grand finale of the VRA Cup 2019, on the beautiful Pista Azzurra in Jesolo, on the northern Adriatic Sea. The track, which was built in 1962, has a decades-old racing tradition and has seen many championship and world championship decisions. Therefore, it was an extreme honor for us to be able to host our Cup Final 2019 on this traditional floor.

The last two races of this season were also on Excitement can hardly be surpassed.

Final after a long season

After a long season, Christian Rapf from the & is Racing Team had traveled 12 points behind the Italian Parmakit works driver Paolo Birtele to the Cup final in Jesolo - Italy and nobody expected that he would win the 2019 season crown for the young Italian in the Scooter GP class could still dispute. After a lightning start in the first run, Christian Rapf was able to keep the lead for a few laps, whereby the two drivers were in a league of their own. However, Birtele was able to take advantage of a tiny inattention on the part of the Upper Austrian, and thus in the end again scored 25 points for himself. At 15 p.m., the 00th and last race of the Scooter GP class was on the program. The points deficit had increased to 10 points due to the victory in the first run and the fastest qualifying time of Birtele, but the number 18 started the showdown on the Pista Azzurra with maximum motivation. After another great start, Christian Rapf did not give up the lead for 241 laps …… ..and then …… yes then he was rewarded with the luck of the capable, because Birtele could not finish the race with a technical defect. With a little luck, but thanks to extremely consistent performance, the 5 championship title went well-deserved to Christian Rapf from the & is Racing Team, for which the Vespa Racing Austria event team would like to congratulate them warmly.

After the title in the Marken Cup of our main sponsor PARMAKIT in 2018, which was still very close to Christoph STOFFI Maier in Upper Austria, the big cup final in 2019 finally happened and Kevin Höfler from the SFR team won the championship with a total of 6 race wins and 32 points ahead, decide for yourself. Christoph Maier from the Stoffi's Garage team and Maiko Jandl from the JLP team follow on the seats. With up to 20 starters from Austria, Italy and Hungary, the TROFEO PARMAKIT CHALLENGER 2019 was by far the strongest class in the VRA Cup and thanks to the extremely balanced engine performance, the most exciting duels took place here, regardless of whether it was about victory, the midfield or the end of the field goes. In this class, the focus is simply on driving skills!

Scooter GP Ltd. class

In the 2019 Scooter GP Ltd. Herbert Siegl secured his place on the top step of the podium, second place went to Günter Sedlacek, followed by Julian Köllner.

Street racer class

The championship of the street racer class again went to Christian Fleis, followed by Christoph Carniel and Hubert Leitgeb on the places.

Last but not least, apart from our main sponsor Parmakit, we would especially like to say a big thank you to the Beer, Fix it Easy and Michelin nursing home. We would also like to thank BGM, Egig Performance, AF Parts, KyTronic, Castrol and Faber! Despite the steadily growing field of starters, it would not be possible to run a racing series of this size without the support of our partners.


European Scooter Challenge (ESC) 2019 - Race 4 and season finale in Cheb

For many ESC drivers, it was no later than Friday, September 20.09.2019th, 4 towards the Czech Republic. Shortly after the Czech border, the fourth and final race of the 2019 season took place on the Kartarena in Cheb.

The field of over 40 drivers from Germany, Austria and even Greece was able to fight for the last possible championship points in 6 different classes in the best weather conditions.

  • K1:Smallframe (Scooter GP Limited)
  • K3: Largeframe (GT)
  • K4: Smallframe (Corse "Trofeo Parmakit Challenger")
  • K5:Smallframe (GT)
  • K6: All (Street Racer / Newcomer)
  • K7: All (Ladies)


After three races per class were held on Saturday as usual, the points of the season, some of which were hard-won on the racetrack, were added together in order to award the championship titles of the respective classes at the evening after race party.

The spectators of the total of 18 races were offered a real thriller consisting of starting maneuvers, leadership changes and hard but fair contested positions.

In the ESC, we are delighted that, despite the top-class commitment on the racetrack, the 2019 season was successful for all drivers and, above all, injury-free.

European Scooter Challenge (ESC) 2019

Newcomers are always welcome!

Also in the 2019 season, new drivers found their way into ESC.

At every ESC event, all enthusiastic beginners in class 6 have the opportunity to experience a real racing day. The excitement in qualifying, the thrill of rolling into the starting grid on the introductory lap ... Class 6 offers all of this for anyone who wants to get a taste of the track. The first participation in a race day is free for newcomers.


Results daily ranking Cheb 21.09.2019

  • K1 - 1. John Chitoglou 2. Christian tile 3. Felix Richter
  • K3 - 1. Marco Abbate 2. Sound Fattorusso 3. David Waiblinger
  • K4 - 1. Benedikt Neuberger 2. Achim Wolf 3. Albert Heigold
  • K5 - 1. Valentino Randazzo 2. Stoffi Maier 3. Roland brooch
  • K6 - 1. Sven Abele 2. Patrick Gunthner 3. Mark Albrecht
  • K7 - 1. Stephanie Schulz


Championship standings 2019, final result after 12 races

  • K1 - 1. Marten Schnitzler (208 points) 2. Christian Kachel (135 points) 3. Thomas Bumen (115 points)
  • K3 - 1. Marco Abbate (238 points) 2. Toni Fattorusso (183 points) 3. Alexander Kleist (167 points)
  • K4 - 1st Albert Heigold (225 points) 2nd Achim Wolf (204 points) 3rd Marco Büttner (185 points)
  • K5 - 1. Stoffi Maier (262 points) 2. Roland brooch (213 points) 3. Valentino Randazzo (199 points)
  • K6 - 1. Sven Abele (167 points) 2. Patrick Günthner (135 points) 3. Tim Simon (90 points)
  • K7 - 1. Stephanie Schulz (245 points) 2. Kristin Dietze (116 points) 3. Sarah Baur (75 points)

European Scooter Challenge (ESC) 2019

What is the European Scooter Challenge ESC?

The European Scooter Challenge is a circuit racing series with classic sheet metal scooters, mostly Vespas.

The first races took place in Austria and Germany in the 80s.

in the 2000s the scene had its absolute climax and on some days there were over 100 drivers from Germany, Austria, France and Italy at the start.

Different racing classes have been created so that there is something for everyone.

In particular, the one-size-fits-all, such as the K5, with low acquisition costs and low maintenance requirements, are particularly suitable for beginners.


European Scooter Challenge (ESC) 2019

Up to 4 races take place every year.

The Scootentole Challenge in Mirecourt (France), the LTH German GP in Liedolsheim and the Cheb Grand Prix in the Czech Republic are again firmly on the calendar in 2020.

A route and a date for a fourth race are currently being selected.


The routes are GoKart / Supermoto routes. Most with a length of 1.000 - 1.200 and a width of 7 - 8 meters.

Many routes offer sanitary facilities and camping facilities, which gives the whole thing a nice, familiar racetrack feeling, because many arrive two or three days before the race. There is enough time to test the vehicle, train and talk shop together in the evening.



Those interested can find more information at:


Pictures by Bengt Lange

Text by Sarah Baur and Alex Stroh



Vespa Racing Motorsport Park Bad Fischau

On Saturday the August 31 In 2019 there was MotorsportPark-Bad Fischau near Wr. Neustadt found a new one despite the extreme heat Participant record. Alone in the Trofeo PARMAKIT Challenger made 20 starters on the hunt for points for the championship. In addition to the regular Austrian drivers, we were able to welcome some new faces, three drivers from Italy and one starter from Hungary on the grid.

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This time the route was driven clockwise, which presented many drivers with a completely new challenge. In this direction the course is smooth, but at the same time it is extremely difficult to find the right point to overtake.

The day's victory in the Scooter GP went to Paolo Birtele / Parmakit again, followed by Christian Rapf / & is Racing Team and Andreas Russ / 16ers. Birtele is now leading the championship with 12 points and we can look forward to whose favor the showdown at the last race of this year's championship on the Pista Azzurra in Jesolo, will go out.

Scooter GP Ltd. This time Günter Sedlacek, after his serious fall in the last race in the Rechnitz Speed ​​Arena, won with a very strong performance, ahead of Herbert Siegl and Julian Köllner.

The victory in the street racer class again went to Christian Fleis, ahead of Christoph Carniel and Hubert Leitgeb.

By the huge starting field In the Marken Cup of our main sponsor Parmakit, the fights for all positions and even for the last championship point were hard to beat in terms of tension. For the first time, Maiko Jandl from Team JLP was able to win one of the two runs, which rewarded him with second place in the daily ranking. Third place at the Trofeo Parmakit Challenger went to Kevin Höfler Team SFR. This time, however, the victory went to Upper Austria to Christoph "Stoffi" Maier from the Stoffi´s Garage team.

Photos and detailed results are as always here on the website ( to find.

Season finale on September 28, 2019 in Jesolo

We are looking forward to the season finale on September 28, 2019, which will take place together with the Italian Trofeo Parmakit Challenger on the Pista Azzurra in Jesolo.



Vespa with electric motor

E-Vespa with gears from Stoffi

In Pomposa Stoffi presented his new project to us: A beautiful classic Vespa with an electric motor. This scooter is still in the beta phase and the first vehicle from our friend and dealer colleague from Austria.

Date 09.11.2016:

Meanwhile, Piaggio has on the EICMA 2016 also presented a new e-Vespa: the Vespa Eltrica.


In the case of Stoffis Vespa, this is a conversion kit that is built into the original Vespa engine. All you have to do is convert the small engine half. The large engine half is kept original, so it could also be retrofitted if necessary. But who wants that - driving the Electro Vespa is a lot of fun! Tank out, electric motor and batteries in, let's go.
With this Vespa 3 courses and Clutch as usual. But there is enough power available that you could confidently start off in third gear!

Video E-Vespa

The appearance of the Vespa remains

Stoffi is way ahead with its emission-free Vespa: The registration should be very simple and the appearance of the Vespa is completely preserved.
This is initially a test bike, but in our opinion it has already been very successful. It will be further optimized.
Stoffi also wants to mount a dummy exhaust to keep the look even closer to series production. Possibly. it will be one too Largeframe-Variants give the advantage here: even more space for batteries and thus greater range.

The Vespa will soon go into series production, and the conversion kit will also be available individually. You can get all classic spare parts for the Vespa in our Vespa shop.


Cologne - Milan - Gorizia - Ried - Cologne

On the ninth of July around 23 p.m. that happened Scooter Center set off to:

    • To visit Casa Lambretta,
  • to dispose of two rusted Lambretta mopeds,
  • pick up an SX 150 in Gorizia
  • and deliver a Vespa in Ried.

Cow 2.500 km later, we sat back in Cologne at 7 o'clock on Sunday morning and had a look back over the trip at a café.
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