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Trial and Motocross early 80 's

Reports in local newspapers

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Engineering Studies
Munich Germany and Bologna Italy

University of applied sciences (Fachhochschule) Munich.

Specialisation: Automotive Engineering

Thesis: development of the chassis for a 50 cc Scooter (Malaguti)

University of Bologna (Italy): Erasmus and Comett scholarship of the European Community

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R&D and Racing-Mechanic

R&D mechanic for development, testing and production of Moto-Cross and Desert-racing-bikes during 18 months internship through University of Applied Sciences.


Assistant of team-manager during 1989 BAJA 1000 in Mexico.

Factory-racer in 1991 BAJA 500 in Mexico (10 th overall) on ATK  604

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Engines Engineering
Bologna Italy

Design- and Project-Engineer, Mechanic and Modelmaker

Design and development of small-size motorcycles and scooters (predominant for Malaguti)

Model-making, design and prototype manufacturing, international correspondence

Elaboration of engineering-thesis: “Conception, interpretation and constructive elaboration of a Scooter-frame as a part of a complex vehicle development-process”

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Aprilia S.p.A.
Noale (Venice) Italy

Technical Projectmanager R+D, Productgroupleader

In charge of design and development of production-motorcycles in R+D: business-plan, benchmarking, concept-study, profile-books, styling, design, prototype-development, on-road and lab-testing, supplier-negotiations, graphics and production-start.

Development of strategic components with foreign suppliers, supplier-negotiations.

Cooperating in market analysis, press-launches and technical documentation.

Projects realized among others: Tuono (2002-2003), SL 1000 Falco (1999), Pegaso 650 Cube (1997)

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Derbi Nacional Motor SAU, Martorelles (Barcelona) Spain 2003-2008

Technical Director and Project Manager

In charge of R+D department (35 people) including styling-studio, design, development and testing-facilities, reporting directly to CEO
Concept-development, prototype, design and development of the biggest motorcycle ever produced by a Spanish company, Derbi Mulhacén 659
Leading the development of new 125 cc 4-stroke engine for the Piaggio-group brands
Concept-design of new vehicles including profile-books, technical approval for series-production
Application of new R+D process in Derbi, new testing-procedures and new R+D-department

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Sabbatical 2008-2010

Rallye Racing-Freelance Journalism-Safety Instructor-Rallye Mechanic-Tourguide-Race Direction Assist-Travelling

Building a Rallye racebike based on Yamaha XT 500

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Ricardo Engineering Germany
Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany

Chief engineer and projectleader for powertrain development programs from concept-design to Turnkey-Industrialization and Business-Development activities.
Coordination of the international project-groups, technical and financial responsibility, controlling and reporting.
Technical approval of workpackages, Leading taskforces during the development process in case of variations in budget, timing,technical specifications.
Acquisition of new projects, business- and strategic-development activities on new markets

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Engineering Consulting Studio starting 2016

Engineering Consulting

International tourguide for motorcycle tour operators

Organisation of motorcycle press launch

Business development activities for automotive supplier

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digades GmbH
Zittau Germany

OEM Sales Manager for electronic systems for the motorcycle industry
Business development

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Indipendent Freelance Journalist and Motorcycle Coach

Based in Germany

Since early 2019

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