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BMW to Award M6 Convertible to Top MotoGP Qualifier

BMW to Award M6 Convertible to Top MotoGP Qualifier

BMW’s M Division, partner of MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports, revealed a new BMW M6 Convertible with individual extras as the next BMW M Award at the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez de la Frontera (ES) this weekend. Since 2003, the rider with the best qualifying results come the end of the season has been rewarded withContinue Reading »

Racing Updates: New European Superbike Championship, Plus Italy, France, Great Britain and Japan

Racing Updates: New European Superbike Championship, Plus Italy, France, Great Britain and Japan

FIM CEV European Superbike Championship in Portimão, Portugal. This season, the former Spanish Superbike Championship has been elevated to the status of a European Championship. The opening round of the new FIM CEV European Superbike Championship (CEV) was held last weekend in Portimão (PT). Among the strong international field were five BMW Motorrad privateers, whoContinue Reading »

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

BMW Racing Update: Endurance to Superbike, Europe to US to Japan

One of the annual highlights for BMW Motorrad Motorsport is the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans. Held last weekend at the “Circuit de la Sarthe” in France, the new BMW S1000RR had a successful debut. In addition, privateer BMW Motorrad riders were in action in championships all around the globe. They were on track lastContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson Hits 217.7 mph at Texas Mile

Valerie Thompson, seven-time land speed record holder and one of the world’s fastest BMW racers, returned to Beeville Texas on October 24-26 for this year’s second Texas Mile top speed competition. Thompson broke her personal best top speed of 212 mph, set at the March 2013 Texas Mile, with a blistering run of 217.7 mphContinue Reading »

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Valerie Thompson Joins Bonneville 200 MPH Club

Motorcycle racer and team owner Valerie Thompson set her 7th land speed record on her CTEK-sponsored BMW S1000RR during the Utah Salt Flats Racing Association’s 28th Annual World of Speed event September 6-9 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover Utah. Thompson spent a month in Utah to compete in the three most prestigious land speed racingContinue Reading »

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 »