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First ever British Superbike Championship Victory for BMW Motorrad

First ever British Superbike Championship Victory for BMW Motorrad

Ryuichi Kiyonari and Buildbase BMW Motorrad have made history at the Knockhill circuit in Scotland, with a MCE British Superbike (BSB) race win – the first ever for BMW Motorrad in the most competitive national championship – followed up with a second-place finish and a new lap record on the BMW S1000RR. The win comes justContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Shatters One-Mile Record in Ohio Competition

Valerie Thompson Shatters One-Mile Record in Ohio Competition

It only took 28 seconds for six-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW motorcycle racers, Valerie Thompson, to shatter the ECTA one-mile record in the MPS/Modified Class during the recent Ohio Mile competition. Thompson piloted her BMW S1000RR to 208.71 mph (333.93 km/h), easily breaking the former record of 205Continue Reading »

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

Michael Dunlop and BMW S1000RR Triumphant in the Senior TT on the Isle of Man

BMW Motorrad and Michael Dunlop (NI) have repeated history, echoing Georg “Schorsch” Meier’s (DE) legendary Senior TT victory of 1939 on the Isle of Man. Dunlop’s third BMW-powered victory of the week came in the most prestigious race of all: the blue ribbon Senior TT race. Before that, Dunlop had already won the Isle ofContinue Reading »

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop Wins Isle of Man TT Superbike Race with an S1000RR

Michael Dunlop (NI) won the historic Isle of Man TT Superbike race aboard a BMW S1000RR last Saturday. He finished 20.5 seconds in front of second-placed Guy Martin (GB). Dunlop’s win comes exactly 75 years after BMW Motorrad’s last Superbike victory at the Isle of Man in 1939, when Georg Meier (DE) won on aContinue Reading »

BMW S1000RR and HP4 Successful in Opening Rounds of National Races Series

BMW S1000RR and HP4 Successful in Opening Rounds of National Races Series

On the first weekend in May the BMW HP4 tasted victory at the opening round of the Brazilian Superbike Championship. Taking place in Santa Cruz do Sul, it was Matthieu Lussiana on the BMW HP4 who dominated the opening round. The Frenchman competes for BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing in the GP 1000 class – theContinue Reading »

A BMW Win at Second Round of Sidecar World Championship

A BMW Win at Second Round of Sidecar World Championship

With a victory at the second race of the Sidecar World Championship at the Lausitzring track, Jörg Steinhausen and Axel Kölsch are leading the 2014 sidecar series that is supporting this year’s International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM). Taking place over the first weekend in May at the Euro Speedway circuit, the race was a successful conclusion toContinue Reading »

BMW Motorrad to Crown Best Privateer Racer

BMW Motorrad to Crown Best Privateer Racer

BMW Motorrad has been supporting privateer racers through their customer sport program since 2011 and is looking to expand the program this year after dropping direct factory sponsorship of the World Superbike Championship last year. In 2014, BMW Motorrad Motorsport will strike out in a new direction by introducing a unique world-wide racing project: theContinue Reading »

Allerton and S1000RR Take Victory in Opening Australian Superbike Round

Allerton and S1000RR Take Victory in Opening Australian Superbike Round

Queensland Raceway was the venue for the opening round of the 2014 AirRoad Australian Superbike Championship and it was BMW S1000RR rider Glenn Allerton who tasted the victory champagne. The NextGen Motorsports rider had been dominant throughout practice and qualifying at Queensland Raceway, topping both Superbike qualifying sessions before setting the fastest Superpole time too. HeContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Heads to the Texas Mile

Speed freaks are getting ready for the new motorsport season, where they will aim to set personal best times and chase new records on a variety of high-performance machinery. Among them will be one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, Valerie Thompson, who will be returning to contest the Texas Mile event on her S1000RR. TheContinue Reading »

WSBK 2014: Privateers Ready Their BMW S1000RR Superbikes

WSBK 2014: Privateers Ready Their BMW S1000RR Superbikes

World Superbikes are back again and even though there is no longer an official factory presence from BMW Motorrad, there will, however, be several private RRs on the grid when this year’s series kicks off at Phillip Island in Australia on February 23. Here’s a brief summary of who to watch and what to expectContinue Reading »