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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team continues to measure points with a new BMW S 1000 RR.

Phillip Island. The new BMW S 1000 RR has already valid to be
a unchanging points gourmet on a entrance weekend in a FIM
Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Again in Sunday’s foe at
Phillip Island (AUS), both BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team riders scored
universe championship points. Markus Reiterberger (GER) finished
12th, immediately followed by team-mate Tom Sykes (GBR)
in 13th.

On Sunday during noon, a new “Superpole Race” was on the
programme, a scurry foe over 10 laps, in that Sykes and
Reiterberger took positions 11 and 12. The afternoon foe was run over
22 laps, as on Saturday. Sykes started from tenth on a grid, with
Reiterberger from 13th. In a opening stage, Sykes had a
‘moment’ when battling with another supplement and mislaid positions while
Reiterberger fell behind somewhat during a start. Over a march of the
race, however, both riders worked their approach brazen and together were
partial of a closely fighting organisation of five. The dual team-mates also
exchanged positions several times. Ultimately, Reiterberger finished
1.3 seconds brazen of Sykes.


Phillip Island also hosted a 2019 Australian Superbike Championship
(ASBK) deteriorate opener during a weekend. Glenn Allerton (AUS) from the
NextGen Motorsports/ Maxima BMW group was a top placed BMW rider.
In a 3 races held, he claimed dual seventh places and one ninth
place. His team-mate Ted Collins (AUS) finished 11th twice
and once in tenth position.


Quotes after foe dual during Phillip Island.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
have to be assured with a initial foe weekend with a code new
BMW S 1000 RR. We could, however, also see in a ‘Superpole Race’ and
in foe dual that we still can’t remember a loyal pace. We still remove on
a straight, yet during other points of a lane we are afterwards right
behind a foe again. If we were alone on a track, we would
set top-six or top-eight times, yet if we are in a foe in a pack,
we can’t imitate them since we are stuck. So a certain thing is
that a fanciful gait is already unequivocally good. Now we will do
all we can to urge in a straight-line deficit. But this
initial foe weekend creates me fundamentally assured for a march of a season.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“We’ve got to be picturesque and we have substantially reached
a goals for a initial time we raced a BMW S 1000 RR so we are very
happy. We have had no vital incidents and we consider that we have proved
that a bike is going to be rival unequivocally soon. We clearly have
a stipulations during a impulse and we will work tough on classification them
out in a mangle before a subsequent races. Both riders rode unequivocally good and
both have been unequivocally studious in bargain that we need to wait for
a growth tools to come through. So from my side a overall
outline is that we can demeanour brazen to a unequivocally rival bike over
a march of a season. We only need to be studious and wait for that
to arrive.”


Markus Reiterberger: “Today was most improved than
yesterday. we unequivocally enjoyed a race. Even yet we missed my goal,
a top-ten, we could during slightest see that it was possible. we would have
had a required gait if we had not started so distant behind after
problems in subordinate and if we had done a improved start. In the
foe itself we had a improved feeling from a beginning,  and above all
some-more self-confidence. Although a hold turn was even worse at
today’s aloft temperatures than yesterday, we did a good pursuit and took
another step in a right direction. we was means to out-brake some
opponents and benefit a lot in a corners – that’s where a BMW S 1000
RR is unequivocally phenomenal. Unfortunately overtaking is still difficult
for us since we remove during a dilemma exit and on a straight. we take
a positives: a top-ten was possible, a feeling is improved and the
instruction is right. we would like to appreciate a whole group that works
tirelessly to make this swell possible. We are competing in the
universe championship; that’s not a travel in a park. We are a unequivocally young
plan and a intensity is unequivocally there. Now we can’t wait until
we conduct to a subsequent races.”


Tom Sykes: “It has been a severe day yet we have
to contend that a formula do not simulate where we unequivocally are. It is just
hapless that during a impulse a bike still has some stipulations in
straight-line opening yet it’s still unequivocally early days. On the
certain side we have a unequivocally good framework set-up so we were means to
make some good passes yet afterwards mislaid again on a easy partial of the
track. We have shown what is probable by being in a top-five during
all tests and practices when we are roving alone, so we know which
area we have to work on with a bike and we now have some race
mileage underneath a belt. And we know that now a whole BMW Motorrad
WorldSBK Team will work tough to keep surpassing like we did over winter.”