People in the know say it was an offer you do not refuse. “Many pieces fell into place for us,” said Hannes as the news were revealed. “We have now equipment comparable to that of our fastest competitors. Life will get easier for the team as we do not have to work so much on product development, and I simply like the brand - the greatest experiences in our family have always been linked to BMWs.”

The new warhorse and its rider will meet properly at a training camp in Spain in early February. The season will be kicked off by a race in Sachsenring on May 3-5, 2024. Hannes has plans to take part in Estonian Championships as well but his calendar will probably allow for only two rounds since the rest overlap with German Championships. You’ll find the IDM calendar on idm.de and watch the races on youtube.com.