Dennis Wey is a Team AMSOIL enduro champion based in The Netherlands near Amsterdam – Schiphol to be exact. He races the national class in all major enduro competitions in The Netherlands, including:
- Dutch Enduro Championship (ONK)
- Dutch Cross Country Series (DXCS)
- Dutch Enduro Sprint Championship
And he’s no slouch. His hefty list of two-wheeled accomplishments includes becoming the 2022 Dutch Enduro Sprint National Champion. We sat down with Wey to learn more about his life, what drives him to race and what’s next for him.
“I really love the fight and battle with man and machine on the track against other riders”
An interview with Dennis Wey
AMSOIL: Tell us a little more about yourself and your passion for racing.
DW: So basically, I grew up on the racetrack. My dad used to race rallycross cars around Europe. I was a little boy sniffing race fuels and playing with screwdrivers and wrenches. Then he bought this PW50 dirt bike and we started riding in Amsterdam. When our local motocross track disappeared, we had no choice but to look further. We started riding the Dutch Championship for youth. I had a hard time here because the level was too high for me.
Then around 16-years old I started to have fun on mopeds and few years later on motorcycles. So, dirt bikes weren’t my favorite thing anymore. Then after a few more years I really felt I had that passion for racing and wanted to race dirt bike again. I started riding the Cup Championship here where I came in second on my 125 two-stroke. The year after I started in the four-stroke class.
Just when everything felt in place, I had a hard crash and had a complicated fracture on my leg and knee. After a recovery I started riding motorcycles again. I bought a Supermoto for some stunt riding and a sport bike for the thrill. Then me and some friends went riding in some off-road events. This was all fun, but that passion for racing crawled slowly back in, and before I knew it, I decided to go race enduro full-time.