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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 »

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 »

GS Trophy 2014: Successful GS Challenge Italia

GS Trophy 2014: Successful GS Challenge Italia

Another team has been chosen for the International GS Trophy 2014. This time it was the Italian’s turn to host their national selection event for the BMW Motorrad off-road competition which takes place every two years. Hopefuls were selected after a two-day event that took place in the middle of Tuscany, hosted by the beautiful CastelloContinue 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 »

Sylvain Barrier Wins Superstock Cup on BMW HP4!

Sylvain Barrier Wins Superstock Cup on BMW HP4!

Sylvain Barrier (FRA) has won the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup for the second straight year. The weekend race was held before the FIM Superbike World Championship at the Circuit de Nevers, Magny-Cours, France and saw Sylvain cross the checkered flag in fourth place. Thanks to this result he has more points than are available inContinue 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 »