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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in Thailand: Both BMW S 1000 RRs in a points in a initial Buriram race.

Buriram. The ‘Chang International Circuit’ in Buriram,
Thailand is a second lane that sees a code new BMW S 1000 RR
in movement in a FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) debut
season. In Saturday’s race, both BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team riders
finished in a points again: Tom Sykes (GBR) crossed a line in
ninth while Markus Reiterberger (GER) took 14th place.

Temperatures were already pleasant for Superpole subordinate in
a early afternoon, reaching 34 degrees Celsius. Sykes cumulative sixth
place on a second quarrel on his RR and Reiterberger finished Superpole
in 11th. The competition itself was reason in a late afternoon
internal time. After 20 laps, Sykes claimed another top-ten finish with
ninth position. Reiterberger also increasing his points total by taking
14th place.


Quotes after competition one during Buriram.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “The
formula of a initial competition are inline with a expectations. We were
means to endorse a success of a updates and arrange out other issues.
Now we are looking brazen to tomorrow’s Superpole race. Given the
stream top-speed necessity however, it would still be impractical to
design that we can reason a grid positions in a races.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“Tom had a genuine good Superpole. He started a session
flattering solemnly and did not utterly get into his rhythm. Then he put the
subordinate tyre on and unequivocally pulled it out of a bag to validate in a
really clever sixth position on a second row. Markus did not utterly get
a best out of his subordinate tyre though though he safely rode
by onto a reasonable position on a grid. In a race, we knew
where we would finish adult roughly within a field. The aim was a
top-ten position and we think, with a necessity in a straight-line
speed, Tom did impressively and showed his veteran proceed to
move it home in a position he did. We got some profitable information and I
am certain we can make some improvements overnight. Markus forsaken back
in a misunderstanding of a initial dilemma after a start. He had difficult
opening laps, mislaid positions, ran far-reaching a integrate of time when
struggling on braking and so finished in 14th. Nevertheless
we know what his issues are and we can redress them overnight. All in
all, I’m really happy with progress. Four competition starts, 4 race
finishes, no vital problems and lots of data, and a guys are working
really tough together.”


Tom Sykes: “I consider everybody saw currently a potential
of a BMW S 1000 RR. In a corners and in a braking areas, we think
a intensity is really high. It’s only a bit hapless that we are
blank out on straight-line speed and so we were losing positions on
a straight. we was really happy with a opening in a corners,
a dilemma speed and a ubiquitous branch of a bike. Again: a first
time we rode this bike was on 18th December. It is a very
early theatre of a programme. we have a lot of knowledge and to just
put things into viewpoint we consider that we are doing a very, very
good job. For now we have a reduction on speed opening though in the
areas of chassis, suspension, wiring everybody did a good job
already and overtly a doing of a bike is impressive. And even,
deliberation a inlet of a track, to do these path times is
earnest for me, also deliberation what we are losing in a initial two
sectors. When we had battles on a lane currently we was actually
astounded how clever we were in some areas. So we keep working!”


Markus Reiterberger: “We’ve done a change from
yesterday to currently that we benefitted from in a third giveaway practice
as we was means to float quick and unchanging path times. For a Superpole
we afterwards done another tiny composition that gave me even more
confidence. we had a good start in a race, though afterwards we was a bit
detrimental in a initial dilemma and on a behind straight. Unfortunately I
mislaid some positions. In a misunderstanding we could not float my possess rhythm. In
addition, it seems that we could not utterly stop as we would like to.
Then we done a mistake and went far-reaching though we was means to move home two
points, nonetheless of march a expectations are higher. But we honestly
did not have an ideal feeling with a bike during a race. We will
now continue to work on serve removing to know, and improving, the
whole package.”