- Round seven of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship at Magny-Cours.
- Michael van der Mark set to return from injury.
- Home outing for Loris Baz.
Magny-Cours. After a six-week summer break, BMW Motorrad Motorsport kicks off the second half of the 2022 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) in France. Magny-Cours hosts round seven of the season this weekend (9th to 11th September). BMW Motorrad factory rider Michael van der Mark (NED) is set for his comeback in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, as he returns from injury. The race weekend at Magny-Cours is a home outing for BMW Motorrad factory rider Loris Baz (FRA) from the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team.
In preparation for the second half of the season, BMW Motorrad Motorsport, the two teams, and the four factory riders Scott Redding (GBR), van der Mark, Baz and Eugene Laverty (IRL) were at Barcelona (ESP) for tests in August. Among other things, a lot of work was done on the electronics and chassis. Van der Mark, who fractured his right femoral neck at Estoril (POR) in May, used the test to find his rhythm again after the long injury break, and to familiarise himself with any further developments that have been made to the BMW M 1000 RR.