BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

The BMW works team, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, is a collaboration between BMW Motorrad Motorsport and British Shaun Muir Racing. As BMW Motorrad Motorsport, the squad around Team Principal Shaun Muir has a wealth of experience in racing and in the FIM Superbike World Championship – perfect partners in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team.

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#66 Tom Sykes

Date of birth: 19th August 1985
Birthplace: Huddersfield (GBR)
Nationality: British
Residence:
Leamington Spa (GBR)
Number:
66
Crew chief:
Ian Lord (GBR)

Englishman Tom Sykes has been racing in WorldSBK since 2008 and was crowned Superbike world champion in 2013. He switched to the new BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team ahead of the 2019 season and achieved the first successes with the new generation of BMW S 1000 RR. Sykes finished on the podium many times with the RR. He also secured pole position at Donington Park and consolidated his position as the record pole-sitter in the Superbike World Championship with 49 pole positions to his name. At the 2020 season opener in Australia, he increased that number to 50. Sykes’ other WorldSBK statistics are 34 wins and 112 podiums. 

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Career

2020

12th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

8th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

4th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2017

3rd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2016

2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2015

3rd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2014

2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2013

Champion in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2012

2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2011

13th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2010

14th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2009

9th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2008

Debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship

#60 Michael van der Mark

Date of birth: 26th October 1992
Birthplace: Gouda (NED)
Nationality: Dutch
Residence: Bergschenhoek (NED)
Number: 60
Crew chief: Marcus Eschenbacher (GER)

Dutchman Michael van der Mark contests his first season with BMW and the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in 2021. Van der Mark was crowned Supersport World Champion in 2014. For the 2015 season, he switched to the Superbike World Championship, in which he has been active since and has won three victories and 29 podiums to date.

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Career

2020

5th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

4th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

3rd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2017

6th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2016

4th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2015

7th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2014

World Champion in the FIM Supersport World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2013

4th place in the FIM Supersport World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2012

Champion European Superstock 600 Championship

RC Squadra Corse

Headed by team owner Roberto Colombo, BMW satellite team RC Squadra Corse will be appearing under a new name in 2021 but has been present in the World Superbike paddock for some time. The team has been competing in the World Superbike Championship since 2016 and also appeared in the 2020 Supersport World Championship.

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#50 Eugene Laverty

Date of birth: 3rd June 1986
Birthplace: Toomebridge (Northern Ireland)
Nationality: Irish
Residence: Alvor (POR)
Number: 50
Crew chief: Paolo Piazza (ITA)

Eugene Laverty is one of the most experienced riders in the WorldSBK. 2020 saw him complete his first season with BMW as a rider for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Right from the start, Laverty was closely involved in development of the BMW M 1000 RR and brings plenty of experience to the RC Squadra Corse team.

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Career

2020

15th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

15th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

8th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2017

10th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2016

13th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2015

22nd place in the MotoGP World Championship

2014

10th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2013

 2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2012

6th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2011

Debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship, 4th place

Bonovo Action

BMW satellite team Bonovo Action is headed by team owner Jürgen Röder and team manager Michael Galinski. The team dominated the International German Motorcycle Championship IDM with Jonas Folger in 2020. Folger claimed the championship title, winning all eight races in the IDM season. The team also competed with Folger at the two WorldSBK events in Barcelona and Estoril, with both team and rider delivering convincing performances.

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#94 Jonas Folger

Date of birth: 13th August 1993
Birthplace: Mühldorf am Inn (GER)
Nationality: German
Residence: Mühldorf am Inn (GER)
Number: 94

Jonas Folger began his international career in 2008. In subsequent years, he competed in all MotoGP World Championship classes, moving from the 125s (that later became Moto3), to Moto2 and then MotoGP. In the past 2020 season, Folger dominated the International German Championship IDM and was crowned champion by celebrating eight wins in eight races.

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Career

2020

Champion International German Championship IDM – Appearances in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

MotoGP test rider – Appearances in the Moto2 World Championship

2017

10th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2016

7th place in the Moto2 World Championship

2015

6th place in the Moto2 World Championship

2014

15th in the Moto2 World Championship

2013

5th place in the Moto3 World Championship

2012

9th place in the Moto3 World Championship

2011

6th place in the 125 cc World Championship

2010

14th place in the 125 cc World Championship

2009

12th place in the 125 cc World Championship

2008

Debut in the 125 cc World Championship

BMW M 1000 RR for WorldSBK

Technical Data

Capacity / engine

999 cc, four-cylinder four-stroke engine with four titanium valves per cylinder and variable intake camshaft control BMW ShiftCam, liquid-cooled, titanium rods, 2-ring pistons

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears

Output

> 220 hp at over 14,000 rpm

Bore x stroke

80 x 49.7 mm 

Fuel system

Electronic injection, variable intake manifold length

Tank capacity

22 l

Lubrication

Wet sump

Dry weight

168 kg

Wheelbase

1,450 mm (variable)

Length

2,080 mm

Width

538 mm

Front wheel control

Upside-down telescopic fork Öhlins RVP25/30

Rear wheel control

Underslung swing arm, full-floater central spring strut Öhlins RVP50

Front brake

Twin-disc Yutaka 335 mm, Nissin radial 4-piston callipers

Rear brake

Single-disc Yutaka 220 mm, Nissin 2-piston callipers

Wheels

CFK S1000RR Series, front 17’’ x 3.5’’, rear 17’’ x 6.0’’

Tyres

Pirelli Super Corsa

The new BMW M 1000 RR.

Pure racing technology for the highest performance requirements in motor sports and on the road.

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