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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team takes another top-five outcome with a BMW S 1000 RR.

Jerez de la Frontera. Round 6 of a FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK) during Jerez de La Frontera (ESP) resolved with
a Superpole Race and a Sunday competition for a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed another top-five outcome with a BMW S
1000 RR, finishing fifth in a Superpole Race.


That outcome meant Sykes started a afternoon’s categorical competition from fifth
on a grid. When Chaz Davies (GBR) and Marco Melandri (ITA) collided
in front of him on path six, Sykes changed adult into fourth place, however,
he afterwards forsaken several positions after a mistake on path nine. The
competition was afterwards dangling on path 18 following a pile-up and Sykes was
personal in seventh place. Team-mate Markus Reiterberger (GER) ended
a Superpole Race in 15th place. Like Sykes, he struggled
for hold in a categorical competition and eventually came home twelfth.


Misano (ITA) hosts a subsequent turn of a 2019 WorldSBK deteriorate in two
weeks. The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team is informed with a circuit,
carrying tested there in a run-up to Jerez de la Frontera.


Quotes after competition dual during Jerez de la Frontera.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We
can see a swell we are invariably creation with a new BMW S
1000 RR. For several reasons, however, we are still incompetent to convert
this swell into analogous formula in all a races. That is why
we had such a churned weekend during Jerez. Given a fact that some of the
tip riders unsuccessful to finish, we should have been means of distant better
formula in today’s categorical race. However, both riders had hold issues. We
will now analyse that and find out what caused it. On a and side,
Tom was means to measure some profitable points and Markus’ feel for the
bike improved. We have to build on that now. At a same time,
growth of a new RR continues and we wish to be means to take the
subsequent step during Misano.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“The Superpole competition was unequivocally clever from Tom. He was
on a SCX that was good for a competition distance. We were unequivocally happy
with that fifth position that set him adult for a good start in a main
race. That categorical competition was utterly formidable for Tom as he was suffering
from miss of grip. His path times were quicker than in competition one but
that also was a box with everybody else. He finished P7 though without
a retirements in a margin it would have been substantially some-more a P10.
Equally for Markus, he had a formidable day. So after a earnest start
to a weekend a Sunday did not go too good though we will come back
stronger during Misano.”


Tom Sykes: “All things considered, we unequivocally feel that
we had a decent set of results. I’m a small bit unhappy with
competition two. we had a large impulse in a quick final right hander. we mislaid the
front with 170 km/h and a slip was over fifty metres so it was
propitious that we were means to save it. we was means to locate adult with the
guys again though wasn’t means to pass. Overall, we consider we had some
decent formula given where we are with a opening of a engine.
We’re stability to collect information for relocating forward. So now my
expectations are to keep a module building towards a podium.
That’s a ultimate target. When we demeanour during a team, the
manufacturer and a riders, we have high intensity though apparently just
for now we need to lay behind and know what we’ve got in this
small opening and hopefully for Misano we can have another step forward.”


Markus Reiterberger: “Unfortunately, a changes we
done currently for a Superpole competition and a categorical competition did not assistance as
most as we had hoped. we had a good start in a second competition and felt
super on a bike in a opening laps. we was simply means to compare the
gait of a front-runners. However, we afterwards started to remove hold on the
back circle and it was tough to hang on to twelfth place. The outcome is
apparently not what we wanted. However, we done a few commentary again
and collected some information. We will continue to work tough and we am
now looking brazen to Misano. Before then, we will try to find out
how we can presumably change my roving character and we will analyse a data
to see what we can do to a bike.”