Markus Walcher: Chinese portrait

Markus Walcher is the winner of the BFGoodrich® Good Project Dakar Edition. With BFGoodrich®, he will live his dream: compete in the 2018 Dakar, as his father did at nearly as old he is. Between training sessions with his 2 coaches Nani Roma and Armin Schwarz, he played a question and answer game with us. Let’s discover more about Markus with a few questions…

The first thing you do when you wake up?

Open the windows to check the weather and breath some fresh air.

Your motto?

Someone who fights, might lose – someone who gives up, has already lost!

If you were a color?

It would be sunshine yellow

If you were a movie?

It would be an action-comedy – I love that mixture between adrenalin and having fun.

A dream destination?

Cordoba, Argentina

If you were an animal?

An eagle, it´s the epitome of freedom to me.

If you were a sport?

I would be a marathon.

And a famous sportsman?

I think Manuel Neuer. I like him because he´s still himself, absolutely focused on the sport and he always keeps calm in very difficult situations.

An essential item in your life?

My rally car.

If you were a quality?

No perfect quality, for sure. But a reliable one.

And a default?

Hard question …

The natural talent you would like to be gifted with?

A much better memory!

The most important in life for you?

Three things, in one level: my girlfriend Janina of course, parents, friends.

Your favorite fictional character?


Your ideal meal as a rally driver?


Your favorite playground for driving?

Sandy tracks and beaches

If you were a specific car?

I would be a Porsche 911. I worked for Porsches development in the past – and I still love this brand!

If you were a famous co-driver? 

Dirk von Zitzewitz – a nice guy, always having a lot of fun in the cockpit!

If you were a specific rally?

A Mitsubishi Pajero – I always dreamed of them in my childhood days. They always won the Dakar!

And… Your actual state of mind?

Somewhat confused – some of your questions really aren`t easy to answer .

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