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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
“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.”