Almeria. The countdown to the 2019 season in the FIM World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) has started: the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team has completed a successful first test with the new BMW S 1000 RR in Almeria, Spain. Together with riders Tom Sykes (GBR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER), the BMW Motorrad Motorsport engineers and the team gathered valuable information for further development of the new race bike.
Sykes and Reiterberger had taken to the track with the Superstock version of the new RR at the end of November, in Miramas (FRA). The riders provided feedback about the ergonomics and their change requests regarding the handlebars, levers, footrests, seat, tank, windshield and instrument displays were then implemented in Munich.
At the same time, the first components developed specially for the WorldSBK, such as brakes and suspension elements, were used in Almeria. Both riders were able to complete a comprehensive programme of testing over two days without any problems. They developed a basis setup that will form the foundation for further work at the next tests in Jerez de la Frontera (ESP).
BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the team also used the two test days in Almeria to get used to one another in the new team configuration.
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