Top 10 finish for Markus Reiterberger and a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in Saturday’s competition during Imola.

Posted on 11. May, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Imola. Saturday’s competition in a FIM Superbike World Championship
(WorldSBK) during Imola (ITA) finished with a tip 10 finish for a BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Markus Reiterberger (GER) crossed a line
in tenth place on his BMW S 1000 RR. Team-mate Tom Sykes (GBR) was
in third when he was forced to retire due to a technical forsake on
a tenth of 19 laps. Imola is hosting a fifth turn of a 2019
WorldSBK season.


In a morning’s Superpole subordinate session, both BMW Motorrad
WorldSBK Team riders cumulative a good starting position for a first
race. Sykes rode his RR to sixth position on a grid, with
Reiterberger right behind in seventh.


Sykes done a unequivocally good start and was in a earnest third place at
a median indicate of a race, good brazen of his closest challengers.
However, a British supplement was afterwards forced to conduct for a pits.
Reiterberger fell behind to 13th place during a start and
remained there for a while, before relocating adult again in a final phase
to lapse to a tip ten.


Quotes after competition one during Imola.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “The
day started off unequivocally good with Superpole qualifiying. Markus claimed
seventh place and unequivocally showed that he had done a large jump forward
from yesterday’s use session. Tom done a good start to a race
and being on his possess in third place authorised him to feat a RR’s
potential. Unfortunately, an emanate cropped adult with a power
government and Tom was incompetent to modify this opening into the
outcome it deserved. We will now take a tighten demeanour during what caused the
problem. Markus mislaid a few places during a misunderstanding during a start and
got stranded serve behind in a field. That done a competition formidable for
him, though he battled his approach behind and scored some critical points by
finishing tenth. Overall, we have seen that we have a good set adult at
Imola and we wish to build on that tomorrow in a Superpole competition and
in a second race. According to a forecasts, a weather, however,
could yield us with a new challenge.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“For Tom, it’s unequivocally sad. Five rounds into a first
year in WorldSBK with this plan and a new RR – and we were not
usually fighting for a podium, we were on a podium. Then a cruel
tiny emanate put an finish to his competition so we feel very, unequivocally contemptible for Tom
and everybody on his side of a garage since they work unequivocally hard.
They’ve done a crafty tyre choice that worked unequivocally good and he had a
unequivocally good start and all was there in front of him. We now must
build on that and come behind stronger. Markus unfortunately had a
formidable competition though again, we collected good information and hopefully
starting from a same grid positions in tomorrow’s Superpole competition we
can see what we can do.”


Markus Reiterberger: “I am unequivocally happy that we
managed to urge on yesterday’s performance. We did a good pursuit in
Superpole to secure a starting position of seventh. It was a shame
that we afterwards mislaid a few places during a start and during a initial few
corners. we was stranded behind (Michael Ruben) Rinaldi for utterly a while.
we was faster, though we only couldn’t get past. However, we was means to
pass a few other riders towards a finish and crossed a line in
10th place. That wasn’t utterly a outcome we had hoped for
though we am assured that we will continue to improve. We’ve still got a
few issues to understanding with during a impulse though we will continue to work
tough and we am unequivocally beholden to my group for that. Tomorrow is a new day
that brings new opportunities and we wish that we can take another big
step brazen in a warm-up. Of course, we will have to keep an eye on
a continue though we consider that we can do a good job. We positively have
a intensity to do that.”


Tom Sykes: “To contend I’m unhappy would be an
understatement. We’ve worked so tough all weekend and we really
softened some areas on a BMW S 1000 RR. We dug low during a start and
had a good position though afterwards unfortunately had an emanate with a bike.
We had a gait today, we had a bit of fitness with Chaz (Davies) not
being in a competition and we had a top-three position in a sight. We had
a good opening to a riders behind and we was only settling into a rhythm;
a times were unequivocally consistent. It only seems we have a lot of bad
fitness during a impulse so hopefully we’ll have a improved day tomorrow.”


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