TripleClamp Moto Official Sponsor of 
Swiss Rally Racer Chris Doering


In early 2018, TripleClamp Moto forged its first-ever rider sponsorship with Swiss rally racer Christian Doering.
Chris began his racing career on pavement, soapbox racing at age eight. With his vehicles all self-built and developed, he placed third in the European championship, circa 1988.

Then it was off to the south of France to the famous Winfield racing school (Alain Prost, Jean Alesi and Olivier Panis are grads). The deal being if you won the class, you got long-term contracts with Renault and Elf. He made it into to the finals, finishing 3rd.

Along came a friend with a Formula Ford 1600. He believed in Chris’ talent and rented the car to him at a great price. The season went fantastically. He won 5 out of 7 races and took the Swiss championship in 1995.

Unable to secure the substantial funding or sponsorship to trade up to F3 or Formula Renault racing, Chris focused on developing a bill-paying career as a pattern maker and project manager in the carbon fiber racing components sector in Switzerland.
As a hobby, he began riding motorcycles. It rapidly became an addiction and first he evolved into a hardcore Ducatisti, specifically the Monster 900. In 2011, a friend convinced him to buy a LC4 KTM Adventure, and the offroading flame was lit.
After several adventure tours, Chris realized he still had the racer in him. So he turned his energies to rally. In 2012 he found a 2004 KTM 450 EXC 450, a bit of beater, but a good base from which to build dirt skills.
He raced three rallies on it: the Dalmatia in 2013; the Breslau Balkan in Bulgaria in 2014; and the Tuareg Rallye in 2015. These went well, and he realized he needed a more substantial machine.
In 2017 Chris acquired a new Husqvarna 450 FE and spent that entire year building, developing and testing it. He entered the Dalmatia in May of that year as a test rally. Chris won a stage for the first time in his new rally career.
At time of writing, Chris was prepping body and bike for the 2018 Tuareg Rallye.
We are thrilled to the gills to have Chris with TripleClamp, both as a sponsored racer and as a design consultant.
Count on us to work closely with him to apply his hard-won dirt smarts to develop rally and other offroad-quality products for the FE and other winning bikes.
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Update: Chris finished the Tuareg Rallye, in spite of a nasty tumble on the second last stage that cartwheeled both him and the bike a rather long distance. Massive congrats to Chris, from all of us at TripleClamp!

Here are some fabulous photos of Chris, his Husqvarna 701 Enduro and some action at the Tuareg Rallye 2018.