Jens: a mechanic with heart and soul
A trip where, in addition to an interpreter, doctor and travel guide, a car professional is always needed. Since his apprenticeship in car mechanics, now car mechatronics, the Wolfsburg native has loved tinkering and playing with cars. Particularly classic cars. “There’s a lot you can do yourself – in fact, you have to. Because spare parts are often no longer available.” Clutch, cardan shaft, ignition: there’s always something. His working hours during the rally were easily in the three figures, as he spent his days working on or under faulty cars.
Two true companions were always at his side on the trip to the Far East: one of them was his wife, Martina, who works in the Group’s environmental department, and the other was the T5, with all-wheel drive, auxiliary heating, cruise control and 96 kW/131 bhp. Another luxury: the fault display. Jens’ motto: the more technology, the more risk. That’s why the couple decided against central locking and electric windows when making their purchase.