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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team’s tough work goes unrewarded in San Juan on Sunday.

San Juan. BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team’s tough work went
unrewarded in a Sunday competition of a FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK) in San Juan (ARG). Tom Sykes (GBR) finished
in ninth place on his BMW S 1000 RR in a Superpole race, though then
a technical emanate forced him to retire from a second competition in the
afternoon. His team-mate Markus Reiterberger (GER) finished in
17th and 16th place. The ‘Circuito San Juan
Villicum’ hosted a twelfth and penultimate turn of a 2019
WorldSBK season.


With intensely cooler temperatures, a lane conditions on Sunday
were many improved than on a prior days. Sykes started the
Superpole competition in a afternoon from 13th on a grid. He
changed adult into eighth place right after a start. He mislaid one place,
though crossed a finish line in ninth place after a hotly contested
race, that saw him secure a start position on a third quarrel of the
grid for a second categorical competition in a afternoon. Reiterberger finished
in 17th place in a Superpole race, that was his start
position for a afternoon race.


The hopes of Sykes relocating adult a margin from ninth on a grid came to
nothing. He primarily forsaken down a margin slightly, before he was
forced to park his motorcycle during a corner of a lane on a seventh
lap. Reiterberger was inextricable in several duels during a behind of the
margin and in 16th place missed out on finishing in the
points by only 0.1 seconds.


The culmination of a 2019 WorldSBK deteriorate will be hold in dual weeks’
time, in Qatar from 24th to 26th October.


Quotes after competition dual during San Juan.


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “It
was a formidable finish to a unsatisfactory weekend. Unfortunately, we
late from a categorical competition as a outcome of a technical emanate with the
clutch. However, we have to be picturesque and contend that we were never
going to get a good result. We only didn’t know because we were so
distant behind and what we indispensable to do to pill a issue. We didn’t
have unchanging lane conditions to capacitate us to find a solution. The
lane was inauspicious on a initial day, fine yesterday morning, then
intensely prohibited in a afternoon, and this morning it was behind to being
excusable – these conditions meant that a path times varied
drastically. As a result, we were incompetent to gradually pull the
required conclusions as to that instruction we indispensable to take. We will
now take a information we collected behind with us, and will analyse because we
weren’t as rival as we had hoped this weekend.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
“Today was substantially one of a many formidable days of
a season. On paper, a Superpole competition was not so bad for Tom. At
slightest he managed to get on a third quarrel for a start of a main
race, though with this new indication of bike we don’t have any information to work
with, so all is new for us. With each environment we try, we are
chasing a ideal set-up. All we can do is take all this information with
us and when we come behind here again, we will have a improved position to
start with. So it’s been unequivocally formidable for us, though we contingency take the
positives and build on this. Markus has also unequivocally struggled and
didn’t find a gentle setting, though we only have to tighten a book
on this eventuality and re-energise as we get prepared for Qatar, where
hopefully we can start on a front foot.”


Tom Sykes: “It’s been a formidable weekend. We made
some improvements on a greasy lane condition and we overtly felt we
had a unchanging competition gait during that final race, though we ran into
problem with a bike that meant we had to retire. Overall, it’s
been a severe weekend for a whole BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team,
though like we pronounced it wasn’t a easiest of lane conditions; however,
given a resources we feel we collected some really valuable
information for a future. We will put this weekend behind us and
pierce on to a subsequent competition in Qatar, where hopefully we can take another
step forward.”


Markus Reiterberger: “We had many improved weather
conditions today. It was cooler, that meant that a racing line on
a lane was in a many improved state. Unfortunately, we done two
mistakes on a initial dual laps of a Superpole competition and went too
wide. As a result, a competition didn’t go good for me, and we crossed the
finish line flattering distant down a field. We done a few changes for the
second race, and we felt comparatively fine on a bike in a race
itself. Points would have been achievable, and we battled with Sandro
Cortese on a final 3 laps, though unfortunately, it wasn’t enough
to get a point. Generally, we are still a small bit too delayed and we
need to find a reason why. we wish that we will finish a deteriorate on a
personal high in Qatar. We all pulled together here, and I’m grateful
for that, even if we weren’t rewarded with a good result.”