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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 mph… Continue 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 racing… Continue 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 to… Continue 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: the… Continue 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. He… Continue Reading »