BMW Motorrad unveiled the new S1000RR at EICMA 2019 and took stock of the situation.Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, and BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers did were talking about how BMW Motorrad fared in international racing during this season.
Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty BMW Motorrads main riders and Team Principal Shaun Muir were also present at the event.
With his new RR Sykes was on the first podium at WorldSBK at Misano (ITA) in June. The statistics for BMW Motorrad Motorsport were one pole poisiton and four podiums.
Considering the fact that it was first season BMW did good.Considering the fact that BMW Motorrad had one pole and four podiums.
“It was a fantastic first season for the new BMW S 1000 RR,” said Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad, at the EICMA. “The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team and our motorsport employees in Munich did an outstanding job in WorldSBK.
Our maiden season in WorldSBK was a year of learning, for developing the racing motorcycle, but we didn’t have to wait long to celebrate our first podium with Tom Sykes. Further podiums followed, and we were consistently up there battling in the top six in this series with a top-class field so we exceeded our own expectations.
The same is true of the FIM EWC. Within a very short timeframe, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team developed an endurance version of the RR, and the team was up there at the top from the start of the first race. We are also delighted to have continued the winning streak of our predecessor model with the new RR in international road racing.
Our new Superbike also enjoyed success in national championships, such as the IDM, in which the RR was dominant. All these successes in the various race categories show that our production version of the RR is the perfect basis for developing racing versions to meet various requirements.”
Source : BMW