Henrik Strasser: Co-organiser/owner of the Breslau. After years as a Breslau competitor, winner and organiser of the famous Lila Tage Offroad Series, Henrik took over the famous Dresden-Breslau race in 2009. As a talented and passionate team motivator along with Christiane, his wife, and his new team, Henrik was able to work on implementing necessary and in some cases urgent changes taking all that was great about the race to another level of professionalism, organisation, safety, endurance and off road competition. Henrik is committed to delivering the best offroad event in Europe whilst retaining its adventurous spirit and expanding this to new horizons.
Alexander Kovatchev: Co-organiser/owner of the Breslau. Alex and Henrik were for years fierce competitors and rivals at the Dresden-Breslau and other major offroad events. After running the Breslau solo for two years Henrik decided to team up with his old friend and fellow offroader. Alex is a successful racer and businessman in the 4x4 industry with a strong background in marketing as well as being in the management of the Bulgarian Motorsport Federation. Having organised many major international races in the Balkans and sharing the same passion as Henrik for organising challenging offroad events Alex was the perfect partner with which to set up the Breslau Balkan.
Klaus-Peter Kessler: Journalist and PR Guru, KPK as he is known within the German media community is a legend in his own right. With years of involvement in offroad events KPK is just as much at ease commentating to the huge crowds at the show starts in Dresden or Breslau as he is setting up deals with key partners in Germany or just simply mixing with the competitors during the race.
Chris Armelin: International Press and Sponsor Relations. With many years experience in the European Offroad business community, Chris has been involved with the Breslau since 2008. An experienced and well travelled International negotiator-networker Chris looks after the international press and sponsors, as well as being a key link person for the French and English competitors during the events and throughout the year. His enthusiasm for promoting the Breslau is only matched by his dedication to pampering the press and VIPs during the events!
Gabriel Nicolae: Our partner and very good friend from Romania Gabriel Nicolae. He organises the Romanian part of Breslau Balkan and takes his place between Henrik and Alex as a race director of the competition.
Gabi is the owner of Taifun Off Road and team manager of Team Dakar Romania, is one of the most emblematic figures of the Romanian off-road scene. He is the Winner of the Transylvania Adventure Trophy extreme category (2001 & 2011), as well as being the first Romanian ever registered in the Dakar Rally. Gabriel is also President of the Rally Raid Committee under the Romanian Motorsport Federation.
The Breslau Team
The Breslau Team: The Breslau ORGA team is made up of specialist working in:
Medical Rescue (Offroad Rescue Team) 2 Helicopters, 10 vehicles, 2 enduro bikes
Catering ( Kastenmeier) with staff working in 3 shifts to keep everybody fed all hours of the day.
Recovery (Lust) being always at the right coordinates with experienced men and special vehicles to help
Race control radio, satellite tracking, coordination of marshals, recovery and medical rescue
Field staff marshals, race officers
Headquarters administration, information, communication, fan shop
Press centre media point, press convoy
forgetting the numerous enthusiastic volunteers, enthusiasts from
Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, France, Slovenia, England, etc. who are 100%
committed year after year to making sure that the Breslau runs safely,
on time and retains the adventure spirit that makes it such a unique
event. Being part of the ORGA you need good humour, being able to make
split second decisions, initiative, organisation, dedication but above
all professionalism because managing a race with 1500 people in
sometimes difficult conditions is a major challenge.