Although the YCRT is all about parading the classic Yamaha racers, the team is also run as a professional racing team by owner and teamboss Ferry Brouwer. That is why you can see dedicated mechanics working in the team, such as Werner Kreis who works on the YCRT machines paraded by Bruno Kneubühler.
Werner was born in 1942 in Zürich, Switzerland and was educated to the level of ‘’Gelernter Werkzeugmacher auf Stanz- und Formenbau’’.
For those who don’t master the German language, this stand for a very high level of hands-on technical craftsmanship as you can expect in the land of the master clock- and watchbuilders!
From 1964 to 1970 Werner was an active and passionate racer himself in national and international races on machines such as the Maltry-Motobi, Kreidler and Greeves Silverstone. And of course he loved to compete in the typical Swiss mountain racing competition.
But Werner found out that he was at his best when preparing Grand Prix racers and that was exactly what he did for Bruno Kneubühler what he did for years.
Next to his racing mechanic work, Werner made spare parts and overhauled engines for classic machines at Zweirad Sporthaus Hans Küng AG (Yamaha Racing) in Nänikon. In 2008 he quit working, but not to rest and enjoy his pension. Instead he continued as a racing mechanic for Bruno and the YCRT.