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FIM EWC: BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team to start a 8 Hours of Sepang from fifth on a grid.

Sepang. The subsequent plea in a FIM Endurance World
Championship awaits a BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team and the
new #37 BMW S 1000 RR in a form of a 8 Hours of Sepang (MAS)
this Saturday (14th December). The group will start a competition from
fifth place on a grid. Sepang hosts turn dual of a 2019/20
season, that is a team’s initial in a FIM EWC. In a Malaysia
race, a #37 RR will be ridden by Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Markus
Reiterberger (GER). The team’s third rider, Kenny Foray (FRA),
unfortunately got harmed in a pile-up in Wednesday’s use and is
forced to lay out a rest of a weekend.

 

After exam and use sessions on Wednesday, dual qualifying
sessions and a Top 10 Trial were hold on Thursday. The BMW Motorrad
World Endurance Team was fourth after a subordinate sessions.
Reiterberger afterwards set a fifth fastest time in a Top 10 Trial on
Thursday evening.

 

The eight-hour competition during Sepang is a initial in dual regards. Firstly, the
5.5-kilometre ‘Sepang International Circuit’ in Malaysia is hosting
a FIM EWC for a initial time. Secondly, a competition weekend will be
hold as a corner eventuality with a FIA World Touring Car Cup. The ‘Races
of Malaysia’ is a singular double event, run by a dual world
federations for motorcycles (FIM) and automobiles (FIA).

 

The 8 Hours of Sepang starts during 13:00 internal time on Saturday. The
competition also serves as a gift competition for a deteriorate finale, the
Suzuka 8 Hours (JPN) in Jul 2020. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team #37 BMW S 1000 RR will be assimilated on a Sepang grid by a further
8 RRs, run by BMW patron teams.

 

In a summer, BMW Motorrad Motorsport stretched a factory
impasse with a new BMW S 1000 RR to a FIM EWC. The
newly-formed BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team done a entrance during the
Bol d’Or hold during Le Castellet (FRA) in September. Team Manager Werner
Daemen’s (BEL) outfit shortly finished third during a initial attempt
with a #37 RR. Despite that success, a idea for a remaining
races stays unvaried and a 2019/20 deteriorate will offer as a
training year, to serve rise a continuation chronicle of a RR.

 

Quotes brazen of a 8 Hours of Sepang.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “The
Sepang competition is a new plea for us for several reasons. It is only
a second competition for a new plan in a FIM EWC. We know a track
from 2016 from WorldSBK though it is new for a new BMW S 1000 RR and
a BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team so a group initial had to learn
it in a sessions finished so far. This is compounded by a fact
that Kenny unfortunately got harmed and can’t continue to competition at
Sepang, so Ilya and Markus have a formidable charge of empathize duties
between them over a 8 hours of racing in pleasant conditions.
But we are assured that Ilya and Markus are fit adequate to master the
physically perfectionist conditions – and also that a group is well
prepared. Over a past days, a patrol has intensively worked on
environment a BMW S 1000 RR adult for Sepang’s special mandate and
done good progress. P5 on a grid is a unequivocally gratifying result,
generally when we know that Markus got a wrong rigging in a first
zone and mislaid a lot of time. We are assured and looking forward
to a race. And we wish Kenny a rapid liberation – get good soon,
Kenny! “

 

Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team:
“After a formidable Wednesday with Kenny’s damage we
went to bed with churned feelings, though afterwards Thursday has been a very
good day for us. Ilya and Markus rode unequivocally good and in general,
subordinate has been flattering successful for us. Unfortunately, Kenny has
to lay out a rest of a weekend though we wish that he will be fully
fit again soon. Now we are looking brazen to a race. We will try to
have a competition though any issues and mistakes and afterwards we will see what
we can achieve.”

 

Ilya Mikhalchik: “Qualifying was not so bad though also
not perfect. Unfortunately we could not use a full intensity on the
quick path as we had a tiny hold issue. But we am assured for a race
as we have a good competition gait and this is some-more critical than a quick lap
in qualifying. We are ready, even it will be formidable as Markus and
me have to share duties between us as dual riders. we wish to contend get
good shortly to a team-mate Kenny and hopefully we will shortly be back
all together on a track.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “Thursday was a good day. We’ve
done some-more swell with a bike, generally per a framework and
a electronics. This for certain will assistance us on a competition stretch of
8 hours. Unfortunately, Kenny got harmed on Wednesday, and Ilya
and me now have to float as a two-rider line-up. we wish to wish Kenny a
rapid recovery! Ilya and me common duties and we consider that we did a
good job. It was sparkling to contest in a Top 10 Trial. I’ve
participated in many Superpoles though never in a format like this. It’s
good and we unequivocally like it. Unfortunately we done a tiny mistake which
cost some time, though fifth on a grid is not bad and now we will see
what we can grasp in a race. we consider that we are a clever group and
good prepared.”

 

Kenny Foray: “The feeling with a bike here on this
lane was unequivocally implausible and we enjoyed roving here. But afterwards heavy
sleet came on Wednesday afternoon and we did not float a lot. When I
afterwards went out for my initial path of a night use we had a heavy
high-side. we am of march unhappy as it is a initial time in my
career that we will skip a race. It’s a empathize though know that my
team-mates are operative unequivocally good and we am certain that they can do a
unequivocally good job. we cranky my fingers for them and give them all my
support to get a good outcome on Saturday.”