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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: BMW Motorrad Italia To Race with Sylvain Barrier in EVO class

WSBK 2014: BMW Motorrad Italia To Race with Sylvain Barrier in EVO class

The BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team has announced that it will participate in the 2014 Superbike World Championship in the new EVO category, with rider Sylvain Barrier on the BMW S1000RR. The team is composed of the same technical experts who have had success in the Superstock 1000 FIM Cup, both with Ayrton Badovini and SylvainContinue Reading »

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Stuntman to Attempt Inline Skating Record Behind a BMW RR

Imagine putting on a pair of inline skates and then being towed at 200mph (320km/h) behind a BMW S1000RR ridden by five-time land speed record holder, Valerie Thompson, one the world’s fastest women on two wheels. That’s the fate awaiting Swiss stuntman Jürg Schläfli—also known as ‘Indi200’—when the pair of adrenaline junkies make a jointContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Second at Jerez Finale; BMW Prepares to Support Race Teams in 2014

WSBK 2013: Second at Jerez Finale; BMW Prepares to Support Race Teams in 2014

BMW Motorrad concluded its factory commitment in the FIM Superbike World Championship with a successful performance at Jerez, Spain. In the first race of the 2013 season finale, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) fought for victory until the finish line, coming home in second on his BMW S1000RR and claiming the fastest lap. Unfortunately MarcoContinue Reading »

WSBK Debut for Sylvain Barrier with BMW at Jerez

WSBK Debut for Sylvain Barrier with BMW at Jerez

Superstock champion Sylvain Barrier will ride a third BMW S1000RR for the BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team in the FIM Superbike World Championship season finale at Jerez, Spain (October 18-20). Markus Reiterberger takes over his Superstock BMW HP4. Last weekend at Magny-Cours, France, Sylvain celebrated an early title victory in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup and forContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: BMW Team Off the Podium and Out of the Championship Race

WSBK 2013: BMW Team Off the Podium and Out of the Championship Race

The BMW Motorrad Goldbet SBK Team finished off the podium in both races at “Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours” near the French towns of Magny-Cours and Nevers. At the 13th round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship, factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished fifth and seventh while teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) retired in the firstContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: Split Race Days End with a Second and Third for BMW at Laguna Seca

WSBK 2013: Split Race Days End with a Second and Third for BMW at Laguna Seca

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team headed west to the famous “Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca” near Monterey, California for the 12th round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship. The last visit of the series to the Californian circuit dates back to 2004 but it’s familiar terrain for both BMW factory riders. Marco Melandri (ITA)Continue Reading »

Markus Reiterberger Crowned 2013 IDM Champion on S1000RR

Markus Reiterberger Crowned 2013 IDM Champion on S1000RR

After securing the Manufacturers’ title two weeks ago, BMW had even more reason to celebrate at last weekend’s penultimate round of the 2013 International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at Hockenheim, Germany, as the fight for the Riders’ title was decided, with one round to spare. In his first full season in the closely-fought IDM SuperbikeContinue Reading »

WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

WSBK 2013: A Second for Marco at Turkish Debut

The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team stepped onto the podium at the Turkish debut of the FIM Superbike World Championship. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) finished second on his BMW S1000RR in Sunday’s first race at “Intercity Istanbul Park.” In race two, he was fourth. His teammate Chaz Davies (GBR) had issues in race oneContinue Reading »