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Date/place of birth: 14 October 1968, Eutin, Germany
Domicile: Karlshof, Germany
Marital status: Married to Sabine
Current job: Rally raid co-driver, organiser of motorcycle training and tours
Hobbies: Motorcycle riding
For Von Zitzewitz, the Dakar journey started back in 1997, when he rode a KTM motorcycle to fifth place overall. In 2002 the German moved from motorcycles to the navigator seat, partnering America’s Mark Miller. Next came a sting with the Volkswagen team, as partner to Robby Gordon in 2005, and Miller again in 2006. He teamed up with De Villiers in 2007, winning the event in 2009, and becoming part of the Toyota family with De Villiers in 2012.