Race cancelled due to rain: condensed Sunday competition day for a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team during Imola.

Posted on 12. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Imola. Sunday’s competition day during Imola (ITA) was many shorter than
designed for a FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger
(GER) claimed eighth and tenth positions in a morning’s Superpole
race. Race dual in a afternoon had to be cancelled due to heavy
rain.

 

The line was already soppy during morning warm-up. This was a very
initial event in stormy conditions with a new BMW S 1000 RR for the
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, as all prior tests and races had taken
place in a dry.

 

The continue conditions for a morning’s Superpole competition were
changeable, with dry spells. Sykes gave an considerable recovery
performance: he had to start from a array lane, in final place, due to
his tyre vigour being somewhat too low on a grid. Sykes ploughed
by a margin on his RR, relocating adult so distant that he was means to
cranky a line in eighth position. Reiterberger finished a Superpole
competition in tenth place. A complicated surge began usually as a grid shaped up
for a second race. The start was behind and afterwards a competition was
finally cancelled an hour and a half later.

 

Quotes after Sunday during Imola.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
“After this weekend, we can pull a certain finish that a race
gait is unequivocally good. However, yesterday’s technical problems and Tom
being demoted currently meant that we weren’t means to make a many of it.
we know a preference done by competition control and a riders that it
would have been too dangerous to start a competition in a afternoon,
nonetheless it would have been good for us to float in a rain, as that
would have helped us ready for a future. Overall, we take a
certain opinion from Imola as we conduct to a subsequent race.”

 

Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team:
“The outline of a day is that we valid again that
a BMW S 1000 RR is removing unequivocally discerning now. We have a good gait and I
was looking brazen to a dry race. In a Superpole race, Tom
unfortunately had to start from array lane. He did a sighting path to
a grid on competition tyres. Due to a low temperatures, a tyre pressure
somewhat forsaken subsequent a limit. We will adjust a procedures to
equivocate this in a future. Tom’s competition afterwards was unequivocally positive. With his
path times he could have been battling for fourth position that is a
illusory position to be in. Markus went with a opposite tyre
scenario. He was one of usually 4 riders to opt for a SCX tyre. It
was a play and he would have been very, unequivocally good if that would have
worked out though unfortunately he mislaid a tyre before a competition was
finished. But anyway, we are happy with a tip 10 for Markus.
Overall we can contend after this weekend that we are now display that
with a gait a bike can be quick now during many circuits. We can carry
this brazen and it’s also critical that we will have a exam at
Misano before Jerez since we once again have many things to test.”

 

Tom Sykes: “We usually had a small bit of bad luck. The
tyre vigour was finally scold though on a grid it was a small bit
low since we done a delayed path to a grid. The BMW S 1000 RR chassis
was operative unequivocally well. we done apparently a lot of passes in 10 laps.
Sure, I’m a bit unhappy though we’re creation swell all a time;
a group works unequivocally tough and we am certain we will have some good fortunes
soon. For now it has been a bizarre day, another competition cancelled due to
reserve conditions, and now we are relocating on to a subsequent competition where I
wish a package can also be competitive. So keep operative and hoping
we will get a outcome we’re all operative brazen unequivocally soon.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “This morning’s warm-up was the
initial time that we had raced in a sleet with a new RR. we had a
flattering good feeling. The conditions were fanciful for a Superpole
race. It was especially dry, with some soppy spots and we took a risk to
opt for a Supersoft tyre. Unfortunately, tyre wear was utterly heavy
towards a finish though we managed to cranky a line in tenth place. We had
to wait a prolonged time to find out either we would have a second competition or
not. It would have been critical for us to benefit some knowledge in
a sleet though a preference to cancel done clarity from a indicate of view
of supplement safety, as it was unequivocally during a limit. Overall, we schooled a
lot during Imola and we will check out a lot of things during contrast to
assistance us continue to make progress. Thanks to a group for their hard
work. We will all work tough together to reap a advantages of this work.”

 

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