His longevity and medal haul has seen him earn celebrity status in Germany, while Florschutz has won three world championship silvers and Olympic silver in Vancouver.
He is hoping his partnership with Kuske, formed after the great German driver Andre Lange retired, will see him earn that elusive gold.
"Our biggest aim is to become the world champions and to become Olympic champions. We're a strong team. We've got every chance to be the best in the world with this team."