Max raced in the World Superbike Championship from 2005 to 2013, with a two-year interruption to compete in the Moto2 World Championship. In 2008 the 31-year- old German captured two victories and ten podiums in the World Superbike Championship and finished fifth, making him the most successful German Superbike-rider. In 2014 he started riding in the International German Superbike Championship (IDM) and finished the season as the runner-up, having won four times and finished 13 of 15 races on the podium. Like last year, the German rider will again hunt for the World Endurance trophy aboard the YZF-R1 for YART.
Photography by Flo Hagena