Misano. When a checkered dwindle was waved during Misano (ITA), the
fun in a garage of a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team knew no bounds.
Tom Sykes (GBR) finished runner-up in Saturday’s competition to explain the
initial lectern for a new BMW S 1000 RR in a FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK). Despite racing in fraudulent conditions,
Sykes kept a cold conduct and was on march for a lectern finish
via a whole competition that was red flagged due to rain.
Team-mate Markus Reiterberger (GER) was 15th.
Sykes laid a substructure for his lectern outcome in a morning’s dry
Superpole subordinate when he landed his RR on a front quarrel of the
grid in third place. However, calm was primarily a sequence of the
day in a afternoon. A complicated showering caused a start of a competition to
be behind by 25 minutes. Sykes shielded third place and hold on to
a position until severe continue caused a competition to be red
flagged. The competition eventually restarted after a mangle of roughly half an
hour. Sykes once again showed his wet-weather ability, not only
gripping a chasing container during bay, though also opening adult a tiny opening to
fourth place. When personality Alex Lowes (GBR / Yamaha) crashed out on lap
9 of 18, Sykes adopted second position – and never looked during risk
of losing that place.
Reiterberger had finished 12th in Superpole qualifying.
However, he fell behind by a margin in a opening stages of the
race. After a interruption, he started a remaining 18 laps from
17th place. While many other riders crashed in the
formidable conditions, Reiterberger guided his RR home in
15th place to collect adult another universe championship point.
Quotes after competition one during Misano.
Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad:
“Congratulations to Tom Sykes and a whole BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team. It is illusory that a fledgling plan has been means to
applaud a initial WorldSBK lectern for a new BMW S 1000 RR during only
a seventh eventuality of a season. This is acknowledgment of the
commitment, passion and tough work that everybody in a group has put
into a plan given we started out in a winter. we would like to
contend a large appreciate we to everyone. Tom gave a fantastic, commanding
opening in a rain. And a group gave him a bike, in a RR, that
was means of a lectern finish. We can be unequivocally unapproachable of what we have
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
have achieved a initial idea with a new BMW S 1000 RR in WorldSBK –
we done it onto a podium. That is excellent, and a best possible
prerogative for all a tough work a group has tirelessly put in. We set
ourselves a idea of improving consistently towards a front of the
field. With Tom’s second place today, we have taken a subsequent step. The
lane conditions were distant from easy today, though Tom and a team
mastered this plea superbly. We wish we can behind adult this success
tomorrow. Markus had a formidable race, though tomorrow is a new day and
we are assured that a waves will spin again for him.”
Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team: “We are positively gay for everybody during BMW, for
a whole project, for everybody in Germany and in Guisborough during SMR.
It’s been a correct corner group bid and to have Dr. Markus Schramm,
a Head of BMW Motorrad, here to declare that is absolutely
fantastic. We took a play and did not go out with Tom this morning
in a soppy giveaway use 3 meditative it would be a dry afternoon,
though a clouds non-stop adult and it was soppy all a approach until the
checkered dwindle came out. It was a unequivocally difficult, stressful period
with a behind start and a re-start. But anyway, we had a full
18-lap competition and Tom entirely enjoyed roving in a soppy and some-more than
warranted his P2 in a race. We’re positively excited. The downside is
that Markus unequivocally had a formidable race. He got held within a very
behind of a container and there was a lot of mist and he ran off during turn
eight. It was a tough day for Markus and he wants to put that behind
him. But now we contingency applaud a initial lectern for this new project.
we consider that is has come brazen of report and it’s certainly
something that we should be unapproachable of as a team. Hopefully we can
build on this and keep a movement going into tomorrow and into
Tom Sykes: “To contend that we am unequivocally happy would be a
slight understatement. we am very, unequivocally happy and it’s usually credit to
all a guys in a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. We’ve been working
unequivocally tough and finally we’ve got a outcome that we feel we deserve.
We’ve been pulling brazen and it’s positively fantastic. we really
enjoyed roving in a soppy conditions. The BMW S 1000 RR gave me some
good feedback currently and what a improved place to do that than here at
Misano in front of some extraordinary fans. So we will try and keep that
movement together and try to get a formula tomorrow. Thanks to all!”
Markus Reiterberger: “Congratulations to Tom and the
group on a glorious outcome and a initial lectern for BMW. we was a little
astounded that it rained this morning. However, we was happy about
that, as we was discerning in a sleet during a exam here. we gave it my
all in Superpole, though it was usually good adequate for 12th on
a grid. We usually need to make a few some-more adjustments to a bike and
my roving style. Unfortunately, a soppy competition was disappointing. we lost
positions in a initial part, as my starting position meant we had
positively no prominence in a spray. we was afterwards means to make adult a
few places in a second partial of a race, though overwhelmed a white line
during an overtaking manoeuvre, got my braking wrong and had to veer
off into a gravel. After that, we usually done certain we finished.
Fortunately, we picked adult a point.”