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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team practice a Friday with highs and lows in a Qatari desert.

Doha. The initial day of racing during a 2019 FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK) deteriorate culmination during a ‘Losail International
Circuit’ in Qatar had highs and lows for a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team. Markus Reiterberger (GER) cumulative eighth place in a first
categorical competition on his BMW S 1000 RR after carrying finished a Superpole
within a tip ten. Tom Sykes (GBR) had started a competition from fourth
on a grid though late after a pile-up on path two.

 

Superpole was hold in a early dusk during 5 p.m. internal time, already
underneath floodlights. Sykes managed to make good use of a faster
subordinate tyre and he cumulative fourth place on a second quarrel in the
final stages of a session. Reiterberger continued a certain trend
from a use sessions and competent ninth on a third row.

 

When a competition was started during 8 p.m. internal time, a atmosphere temperature
was still a wet 31 degrees Celsius. Sykes stormed towards a front,
into second place, though afterwards somewhat forsaken behind again. Entering the
second lap, however, he crashed while battling and had to retire.
Reiterberger also had a overwhelming start though mislaid positions in a first
corner. Soon, however, he had worked his approach behind into a tip ten.
From there, he progressed serve forwards, and after 17 laps he
crossed a line in eighth place, directly behind a organisation of three
that was fighting for fifth position.

 

Quotes after competition one during Doha.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
are happy with Markus’ performance, in any case. It was good to see
that he was means to quarrel behind a organisation in a midfield. In the
second half of a race, he was scarcely as quick as a front riders in
a dual center sectors. That is unequivocally pleasing, and one can see a
kind of service on his side of a garage. Tom had a mega start.
Unfortunately he had a hit with another supplement when entering the
second path and could not stop a bike anymore. That’s a empathize though can
occur in races. Overall, we have a good bottom for tomorrow and we will
conflict once more.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “Today was unequivocally good. we am
satisfied, even if we did not entirely feat to 100 per cent what was
possible. We done another step for Superpole and we was even means to do
a 1:57.7 with competition tyres that brought me to sixth place. It was a
good path and my feeling was unequivocally good. My path with a qualifying
tyre was also good though not ideal and this already creates the
disproportion between a few positions. But ninth place on a third row
still was good. we had a good start, until a initial corner. we was
already in fifth place though afterwards we shifted down one rigging too few and
was in third gear. This resulted in a detriment of positions though shortly I
overtook several others and worked my approach behind towards a front. From
afterwards on, we kept my gait to a finish line. The fact that we was able
to tighten a opening to a organisation of 3 in front of me during a really end
confirms that we are streamer in a right direction. we wish that we
will make another step tomorrow, generally with a front tyre. Then
we consider that we can locate those 3 that were in front of me, at
slightest that’s my goal. we wish to move home dual some-more clever results.”

 

Tom Sykes: “I consider we maximised a opening in
Superpole and got a best out of a BMW S 1000 RR. We were happy to
start on a second row. We afterwards done a integrate of changes for the
race. We had a good start and unfortunately afterwards going into T1 on the
second lap, it happened. we wanted to lift it down though there was
another rider, so we had to collect it adult and there was another rider
there so unfortunately we done hit and down we went. So we am
apparently really disappointed. we felt we had a set-up to put on a
decent outcome today. We had a capability to come out with a good
outcome currently though infrequently these things occur and apparently we just
demeanour to have a clever display tomorrow.”