Christian Wurst has moved to Motonica for the 2009 season. The former European ‘B’ Champion joins Motonica Team Germany with Joerg and Uwe Baldes who are racing for the Italian brand since 2007. Wurst as well as the Baldes brothers are concentrating on the challenging Western German Championship and also some international races. Christian Wurst and Uwe Baldes will compete in the 2009 European Championship ‘B’ held in Cassino in Italy at the end of May, with the Motonica of Wurst powered by JP engines while Uwe Baldes continues with Team Orion CRF power and Jörg with Novarossi/Rex engines. During difficult weather conditions Christian Wurst gave Motonica´s all new P81 chassis a promising debut during round 3 of the 2008/2009 Western German Championship last weekend at Dormagen near Cologne. “The car feels fine from the beginning with lots of steering and a good overall car balance”, said Christian who managed to win the semi final but retired early in the final after spinning into the concrete wall. Uwe Baldes, who like Joerg still used the predessecor P8.0R in the race because of the weather, was also reporting about a positive first impression following his first laps with the P81 after the race on the Dormagen track.