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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team confirms a opening of a new BMW S 1000 RR in WorldSBK on Sunday during Misano.

Misano. Having achieved a initial lectern finish for a new
BMW S 1000 RR in a FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) on
Saturday during Misano (ITA), a subsequent lectern was within strech for the
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team on Sunday. Tom Sykes (GBR) was running
third in a Superpole competition until he was forced to retire shortly
before a finish. In a afternoon’s second race, a Englishman
finished sixth to explain another top-six result. Markus Reiterberger
(GER) came home 13th and eleventh on Sunday.

 

Sykes started a morning’s Superpole scurry from third place on the
grid. He primarily forsaken behind in a conflict during a front of the
field, however regained third place when dual riders crashed in front
of him. He went into a final path with a subsequent lectern in sight, but
was afterwards forced to retire shortly before a finish when his engine
suffered a automatic issue. After 10 laps of racing, Reiterberger
crossed a finish line in 13th place.

 

The formula of a Superpole competition meant that Sykes started the
afternoon’s second competition from eleventh place, brazen of Reiterberger in
14th. By a finish of a second path of a categorical race, the
dual RR riders had both done swell by a field. Sykes was
eighth, while Reiterberger lay 12th. In a shutting stages,
Sykes rejoined a organisation battling for a third mark on a podium. He
eventually came home sixth, only 1.8 seconds outward a tip three.
Reiterberger also had a flawless float to finish eleventh.

 

Quotes after competition dual during Misano.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “On
a whole, we can be unequivocally happy with a Misano weekend. It is
apparently a contrition that we were denied a subsequent lectern by a mechanical
emanate this morning. However, we contingency not forget that this kind of
thing can always occur with a fledgling plan like ours. We will
analyse what a means was. That is partial of a training process. The
lectern in Saturday’s competition was a subsequent critical step with a new BMW
S 1000 RR. The scurry and categorical competition on Sunday authorised us to
denote a swell we have done with a growth of a RR.
The opening was mark on. If Tom had started from serve adult the
grid in a afternoon, he could have challenged for a mark on the
lectern again. In a end, he missed out by underneath dual seconds. However,
his sixth place was another good result. The tough work also paid off
for Markus and his crew. They took a step brazen and this is the
instruction to go now. We now contingency continue this certain trend at
Donington Park.”

 

Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team:
“We are unequivocally gutted for Tom. He has put all his
bid in and got unequivocally tiny prerogative for it in a scurry competition when,
with half a path to go, he had a automatic DNF when he could have been
on a podium. That would also have meant third on a grid for the
categorical competition though he had to go from P11 on a grid and we all know that
it’s formidable to pass a Ducatis in a true line. He came within
1.8 seconds of a lectern from 11th on a grid and we think
that shows a talent and bid that he put in there. So, we
apologize to Tom for not giving him a collection today. However, we think
we can all see that there has been genuine swell and he is going to
come behind clever for certain during Donington. Markus, on a other hand, is
still struggling to find his genuine form and we’re not nonetheless where we want
to be. We will demeanour during all a data, lay down, plead a set-up for
Donington and hopefully cooler lane temperatures will be unequivocally good
towards a tyre wear and he and Tom can come behind and do a good job
during a home round.”

 

Tom Sykes: “It was a tiny bit unfortunate. we really
overtly feel that we had 3 podiums in reach. We were third in the
scurry competition until a final lap. We had an emanate that authorised Leon
Haslam to come tighten and afterwards unfortunately we retired. That, was also
unfortunate, definition that we started a final large competition from a fourth
quarrel that cost me some time in a initial few laps. The whole BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Team did a good job. We ran with a gangling bike
with a few opening compromises and we still had good pace. we feel
if we had started from a front quarrel we could have left away, kept our
stroke and we really feel that this would have authorised another
lectern position. So a tiny bit of a contrition though on a and side we’ve
had a podium, we finished second this weekend with a all-new BMW S
1000 RR, we are display a potential. Even in this final competition we had
unequivocally good consistency. We will build on this.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “Today was improved than
yesterday, nonetheless my start was not so good in a Superpole competition and
a mistake cost me profitable time. The outcome was that we had to settle
for 14th on a grid in competition two. However, we done a good
start and was means to reason on to 12th and later
11th place for a whole race. we did my best, did not make
any mistakes, and brought a BMW S 1000 RR home protected and sound. The
lane conditions were some-more formidable today. It was unequivocally prohibited and we have
never famous there be so tiny grip. It was tough for everyone, though we
coped well. We have taken a tiny step forward, that gives us more
confidence. We will continue to work tough to improve. So a large thank
we to a whole team.”