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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team during Assen: dual top-six finishes for Markus Reiterberger on a new BMW S 1000 RR.

Assen. The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team scored some-more points with
a new BMW S 1000 RR during Assen (NED) than any other competition weekend so
distant in this season’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).
Markus Reiterberger (GER) finished sixth in a dual races, which
were both hold on Sunday. Team-mate Tom Sykes (GBR) came home tenth
and seventh. The duo’s transport for a weekend was 35 points – their
biggest measure so far. The TT Circuit Assen hosted turn 4 of the
2019 WorldSBK season.


Race one, that was deferred due to sleet on Saturday, was hold on
Sunday morning. It was followed in a afternoon by competition two.
Reiterberger started both races from third on a grid with Sykes in sixth.


Reiterberger climbed into second place interjection to an superb start
in competition one. For 7 laps, he was prohibited on a heels of personality Alvaro
Bautista (ESP / Ducati) before dropping a few positions. Despite that,
Reiterberger still came home sixth to explain his best outcome of the
deteriorate so far. Sykes was using eighth going into a final lap, but
unfortunately conceded dual places late on. In competition two, Reiterberger
primarily forsaken behind to seventh, though was always in hold with the
streamer group. Sykes fell to ninth place after a start, though soon
climbed into eighth place behind Reiterberger. Both riders upheld Leon
Haslam (GBR / Kawasaki) in a final stages of a race. Reiterberger
crossed a finish line in sixth place again, followed only 0.014
seconds after by Sykes in seventh.


Quotes after a races during Assen.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
can be unequivocally happy with a competition weekend during Assen. We are stability to
pierce in a right instruction and are shutting in on a front-runners.
Markus, in particular, took a unequivocally large step forward. With third place
on a grid and dual top-six finishes, he has shown that he is feeling
some-more and some-more gentle on a RR. Tom’s formula do not simulate his
performance. In Superpole, a red dwindle cost him a place towards the
unequivocally front of a grid. The dual races were not easy for him, starting
from sixth place. we am sure, underneath opposite circumstances, that his
formula could have been better. After back-to-back races in Aragón and
Assen, we now have a four-week mangle before a subsequent turn during Imola.
We will use that time to work on some-more updates for a new BMW S 1000
RR, to safeguard that we continue to pierce forward.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“It’s been a unequivocally certain weekend for Markus and after
utterly a formidable Aragón round, he has incited things around here at
Assen. He unequivocally deserves his dual sixth-place competition finishes and his
third position for both starts. The tough work paid off and he finally
found a good instruction to lift brazen with; hopefully this is
negotiable to Imola and he can collect adult where he’s left off here at
Assen. So: good done, Markus. Tom’s a small bit frustrated. The red
dwindle in Superpole put him on a second quarrel while it could have been a
front quarrel start. He had dual normal starts in a races and it took
him too prolonged to get behind into a clever position again, so both races
where formidable for him. Race one in particular, since he overrode
a front, mislaid all a hold of a front tyre and so a path times
got slower and he finished adult going backwards. In a second competition he
attempted a SC0 back tyre that he didn’t get operative tough enough, he came
clever in a competition too late though he managed to collect off Leon Haslam to
get seventh during a dwindle and roughly kick his team-mate. We will take
a positives from Assen, 4 clever points scoring positions overall
and we are looking brazen to Imola.”


Markus Reiterberger: “I am unequivocally happy. The weekend
during Assen was good and a large appreciate we goes to my group for their hard
work. We have taken another step and we felt unequivocally good on a RR all
weekend. we got off to a good start in a opening competition and was able
to compare a gait during a front of a margin for a initial few laps.
After 7 or 8 laps, however, we had a few issues with a grip
on a back tyre – there was utterly a lot of transformation entering and
exiting a corners. we took wider lines and hence done two
mistakes, and during one indicate we was forced off while overtaking. Despite
that, however, we was means to finish in a tip six. The second race
also went well. We done a few changes to a change of a bike.
Unfortunately, my start was not so good in competition dual and we mislaid a few
positions. we was means to say a same turn for a comparatively long
time. In a end, we fanciful myself to finish fifth, though we mislaid a lot
of time behind (Leon) Haslam. That authorised (Chaz) Davies to shun in
fifth place. We can now recharge a batteries a bit and ready for
a subsequent races. We are streamer in a right instruction and will
continue to work on serve improving a chassis.”


Tom Sykes: “Everyone has seen a intensity of the
BMW S 1000 RR is high deliberation how early a plan is. Although
a positions weren’t what we was anticipating for today, on a positive
side we have gained a lot of information. we was means to see where we am
losing out and during a competition that reliable it. We will try to
urge now where we are blank out and relocating brazen we know that
we will swell on this in a subsequent race. Markus rode unequivocally well
today; we knew he would be clever from his competition here final year on the
Superstock bike. One of a positives we can take brazen is that in
ubiquitous a RR is streamer in a right direction. We have been
consistently around 5 seconds from P2 in many races so given my
knowledge and a turn of a whole BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, I
consider we will get to where we need to be by a season.”