The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team sees BMW Motorrad Motorsport expand its works commitment with the new BMW S 1000 RR to incorporate the FIM EWC.
The #37 RR is based on the Superbike used in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and features a number of modifications required for its outings in endurance racing.
These include a larger tank, a rapid refuelling system, and quick-change systems for the wheels. The electronics have been adapted to meet the demands of the FIM EWC, while the engine is designed for durability and efficient fuel consumption.
The start number, 37, is derived from Steven Casaer’s company EMC37, which has enjoyed success on the endurance circuit for many years. As Technical Coordinator of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, Casaer will play a key role in any future success.
Two weeks ago, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team attended the official Bol d’Or Pre-test at Le Castellet. Team Manger Werner Daemen’s outfit worked with the three riders to continue the development of the RR for the FIM EWC, and used the two test days to establish and coordinate procedures at the racetrack.
The Bol d’Or is one of the best-known and iconic 24-hour races in the world. As well as the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team’s new #37 BMW S 1000 RR, a further six RRs will be fielded by BMW customer teams.
Source : Press Release BMW Motorrad