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Difficult Sunday for a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team during Magny-Cours.

Magny-Cours. Following a lectern finish for Tom Sykes (GBR)
on Saturday, a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team endured a difficult
Sunday during Magny-Cours (FRA). Sykes finished eighth on his BMW S 1000
RR in both a Superpole Race and a second categorical race. Team-mate
Markus Reiterberger (GER) came home 17th and
15th. Magny-Cours was a venue for turn eleven of this
season’s FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK).

 

Sykes started a morning’s Superpole competition from sixth place. As in
a opening competition on Saturday, he shortly worked his approach into fourth
place. This time, however, he was incompetent to brew it with the
front-runners and eventually had to settle for eighth place.
Consequently, Sykes started a second categorical competition on Saturday afternoon
from eighth place. He primarily climbed to sixth place, though then
forsaken behind by a margin over a march of a race, eventually
channel a finish line eighth after 21 laps of racing. Reiterberger
started a Superpole competition and competition dual from 19th place. He
was 17th in a morning, before finishing 15th
to measure one indicate in a afternoon race.

 

The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team now travels to San Juan in Argentina,
where a penultimate turn of a deteriorate will take place in two
weeks’ time (11th to 13th October). The finale
will be hold in Qatar during a finish of October.

 

Quotes after competition dual during Magny-Cours.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
 “Sunday was unsatisfactory for us. The set-up changes we
attempted out in a warm-up did not have a preferred outcome for Tom. We
were incompetent to behind adult a opening we showed on Saturday. The
lane temperatures were significantly higher, even in a earlier
Superpole race. After a clever start, we fell behind by a field.
We also started strongly in competition two, though afterwards mislaid roughly a second
per path to a rivals, that meant we had no possibility of severe for
a mark on a podium. We are lacking automatic hold when accelerating
in a gaunt position. This becomes all a some-more critical as shortly as
a lane heat starts to rise. We contingency now see either we can
conflict in time for a subsequent races, in sequence to learn as most as
probable and to finish a deteriorate strongly.”

 

Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK
Team:
“The Superpole competition was utterly formidable for all of us.
Tom struggled a bit on a faster tools of a circuit. He settled
into a position we had to be happy with nonetheless it was a bit
unsatisfactory after yesterday. Markus unequivocally struggled and altogether it
has been a formidable eventuality for him. In a categorical race, Tom got a really
good start and was with a front guys though sadly he could not find the
certainty and opening he had yesterday. He was a second per lap
slower and finished approach off a top-3 or top-4. The whole group needs
to have a demeanour during a information and a information and try to understand
because this happened. After such a good Saturday it was unsatisfactory to
take a step retrograde and we need to try to redress this for Argentina.”

 

Tom Sykes: “I am apparently a bit unhappy with
currently though we were struggling in certain areas with a bike and I
unequivocally attempted to float around some of a issues. But we positively made
some swell in terms of a integrate of things and feel utterly confident
in some areas and only need to work again now on another partial of the
framework to capacitate us to be stronger over a distance. So it was a
somewhat unsatisfactory day given a outcome on paper though also a day
where we got a lot of information so hopefully we can build on this
and pierce forward. There are a integrate of formidable rounds entrance adult for
us though we keep a conduct down, keep perplexing to swell and only keep
a information entrance before we go into a winter break.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “The weekend was unequivocally tough. I
consider that a formula do not uncover a intensity and are for certain not
where we wish to be – conjunction me nor a team. We need to find a
resolution to urge my feeling for a bike so we can float faster. I
wish to strech a tip 10 – that is my idea for a final dual rounds
of a season. we wish to appreciate a whole group for their tough work and
contemptible for a bad results.”