KONA REGIONAL TEAMS
Kona Racing Finland - Finland
The enduro season has started and Kona Racing Finland is ready to rumble. Samuel Tölli, Niilo Vainio and Oskar Siljama are the team members, riding the one and only Kona Process X DL. "Samppa" Tölli is Nummela's multi-tasker who excels at all kinds of riding, racing, jumping, and building trails. In addition to the official Enduro races and Funduro Cup, you can see Sampa in DH races and other events all around the country. Niilo Vainio comes from Turku, Finland, and rides enduro in the U21 series. In addition to the SM enska Cup and Funduro, Niilon can also be seen in the DH races and the Kona Freeride Cup. Oskar Siljama is a new addition to the team and this Helsinki native who lives in Tampere is ready for both DH and enduro tracks.
See you on the trails!
Kona Factory Team - Germany
With the support of Kona, Carsten Schnürle founded a national MTB team that also included top pro Karl Platt. Since 1999 he has been the team boss. Mirjam Schnürle is responsible for the sporting management. Through several podium finishes at World championships, European championships, and German championships as well as many other national and international titles, the team’s focus is to become one of the most successful MTB marathon teams in Germany. The team includes Markus Ziegler, Uli Brucker, Sofie Ketterer, Frank Herr, Michael Hofmann, and Julian Kienzler. The team is represented at all major bike events and all national and international bike marathons, including 12-hour and 24-hour races.
Kona Gduro Team – Germany
The Kona Gduro Team was founded in 2007 by Matthias Haake as a magazine supported Team. Along with fellow racer Stefan Westerveld, the team has more than 30 years of race experience and knowledge. Matthias has raced in all the big downhill series since the early nineties with support from brands like SRAM, Schwalbe, Bluegrass, Ergon, and many more. Stefan has a long BMX race, street, and freestyle background. In the mid-2000’s he shifted focus to mountain bike freeride and racing. Talking about racing, the spirit of being on the bike in nature, chasing trails and riding with friends is essential to us, whether it’s against the clock or just on an after-work trail ride. Speaking about trails, Matthias is additionally one of the busiest trail builders in his local scene and famous for some of the best trails beyond the western German border. All of this makes us so stoked to be a part of the Kona family. Thanks for sharing the ride! Meet us in the race pits or on the trail, give us a hug and have a drink.