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Debut in a south of France: BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team kicks off a rookie deteriorate in a FIM EWC with a Bol d’Or.

Le Castellet. Things are removing critical for a BMW Motorrad
World Endurance Team. The fledgling plan kicks off a debut
deteriorate in a FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) with a
24-hour classic, a Bol d’Or during Le Castellet in a south of
France. Kenny Foray (FRA), Julian Puffe (GER) and Ilya Mikhalchik
(UKR) will swap on a #37 BMW S 1000 RR. Bastien Mackels (BEL)
will be a haven rider. The 83rd Bol d’Or gets
underway during 15:00 on Saturday 21st Sep and finishes
24 hours after on Sunday afternoon.

 

The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team sees BMW Motorrad Motorsport
enhance a works joining with a new BMW S 1000 RR to incorporate
a FIM EWC. The #37 RR is formed on a Superbike used in a FIM
Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and facilities a series of
modifications compulsory for a outings in continuation racing. These
embody a incomparable tank, a fast refuelling system, and quick-change
systems for a wheels. The wiring have been blending to accommodate the
final of a FIM EWC, while a engine is designed for durability
and fit fuel consumption. The start number, 37, is successive from
Steven Casaer’s association EMC37, that has enjoyed success on
a continuation circuit for many years. As Technical Coordinator of the
BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, Casaer will play a pivotal purpose in any
destiny success.

 

Two weeks ago, a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team attended a official
Bol d’Or Pre-test during Le Castellet. Team Manger Werner Daemen’s outfit
worked with a 3 riders to continue a growth of a RR for
a FIM EWC, and used a dual exam days to settle and coordinate
procedures during a racetrack.

 

The Bol d’Or is one of a best-known and iconic 24-hour races in the
world. As good as a BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team’s new #37 BMW
S 1000 RR, a serve 6 RRs will be fielded by BMW patron teams.

 

Quotes brazen of a Bol d’Or during Le Castellet.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
“After a brief though unequivocally heated duration of preparation, we can't wait
to flog off a initial deteriorate in a FIM EWC with a Bol d’Or. Werner
Daemen’s whole team, Dunlop and BMW Motorrad Motorsport have finished an
glorious pursuit in new months to ready a BMW S 1000 RR for the
opening round. The new RR for a FIM EWC is still in a early stages
of a development, and a group is unequivocally most a fledgling project. As
such, a idea for a weekend is to use a Bol d’Or to optimise the
bike underneath a impassioned conditions faced in a 24-hour race. We know
that anything can occur during a competition that lasts twice around the
clock, even with gifted and eminent FIM EWC teams. We wish to
finish a competition and, in doing so, to benefit as most knowledge as
possible, that can afterwards be used in destiny work. Our entrance deteriorate is
dictated as a training year, during that we aim to urge step by step.”

 

Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team:
“The watchful is finally over and a whole group is
looking brazen to a Bol d’Or. It is rather special when a classic
like this forms a initial competition for a immature plan like ours. We will
face many challenges, as it is still all new to us. However, we have
done good swell during a preparations and are good versed for
a initial competition weekend with a new RR. Our 3 riders have shown at
a exam that they are already happy on a bike and can set fast
times. However, we are not presumption that we will be means to explain top
formula from a word go. We are a new boys in a field, which
means it will be a success if we come by but any vital issues
and see a checkered dwindle after 24 hours. It would apparently be great
if we could also get a good result. We afterwards wish to continue our
training routine in a successive races.”

 

Kenny Foray: “The Bol d’Or 24-hour competition is a very
special competition for me. we am anticipating for a good result. The bike is
illusory and a group is doing a glorious job. Everyone is very
professional. we trust we can also plea for a good result.
However, all is new and we will need a small time to really
know and optimise a full package. we consider we can accumulate a lot
of data. The initial exam was unequivocally good, all worked good and
we worked good together. we am now vehement to see what awaits us during the
Bol d’Or.”

 

Julian Puffe
: “The Bol d’Or will positively be a large plea for
us all. We are a totally new team. The bike is code new and we still
don’t know how it will act over a full 24 hours. It will all be a
large test. we am mega motivated. As riders, all we can do is try our
best and pull as tough as probable for 24 hours. Then we will see what
we come divided with. However, with this package and a new team, I
consider a good outcome is possible.”

 

Ilya Mikhalchik: “I am unequivocally looking brazen to our
initial competition with a new group and to this new challenge. The exam went
unequivocally well. We are a good group and had good pace, nonetheless we were not
nonetheless during 100% during a test. We apparently wish to get a best result
possible. We will try to finish as distant adult a margin as possible. The
competition is unequivocally critical to us. My idea is to float a good gait all
weekend and to suffer my tour on a bureau bike.”