BMW Motorrad and Shaun Muir Racing to Compete in WorldSBK Championship

The disclosing of the brand new BMW S 1000 RR superbike wasn’t simply in order that the BMW Motorrad division has a pleasant bike to pose for the viewers at this 12 months’s EICMA occasion. The brand new bike may even be utilized by BMW Motorrad Motorsport within the upcoming Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) the place the Germans will probably be becoming a member of forces with Shaun Muir Racing to compete for the title. The 2 companions will race underneath the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group title and can have an skilled pair of riders in its nook: 2013 Superbike World Champion Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER). This new joint-venture alerts the elevated consideration the Superbike Championship is about to get from BMW Motorrad and its Motorsport division. Moreover, the shopper racing program will proceed to function in quite a few different worldwide and nationwide race collection. “Motorsport has been an integral characteristic of the BMW Motorrad success story for almost 100 years. That's the reason our worldwide racing actions are extraordinarily essential for our model. Due to this fact, competing with our new BMW S 1000 RR within the prime stage of close-to-production racing, the FIM Superbike World Championship, is the logical subsequent step. The 2019 season will assist us set a brand new course for our involvement within the WorldSBK and develop this considerably,” mentioned Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad. The 2 riders who will probably be competing on the observe for BMW Motorrad WorldSBK have achieved spectacular outcomes previously. Tom Sykes has been competing in WorldSBK since 2008 and was topped Superbike World Champion in 2013. The 33-year-old has recorded 34 wins and chalked up a complete of 108 podiums. His performances in qualifying have additionally been spectacular: Sykes has set 48 pole positions to assert the document within the Superbike World Championship. Sykes will compete with the BMW S 1000 RR for the primary time in 2019. Markus Reiterberger has lengthy loved an in depth relationship with BMW Motorrad Motorsport. “Reiti” began his worldwide profession with BMW in 2011 with the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. He claimed his first two Worldwide German Motorbike Championship (IDM) titles in 2013 and 2015. In 2013, Reiterberger additionally scored his first world championship factors as a visitor rider within the WorldSBK race on the Nürburgring (GER). He accomplished his first full WorldSBK season in 2016 and determined to return to the IDM in 2017 when he secured his third title there. Within the recently-completed 2018 season, the 24-year-old BMW rider was topped European Champion within the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. The article BMW Motorrad and Shaun Muir Racing to Compete in WorldSBK Championship appeared first on BMW BLOG