BMW Motorrad WorldSBK 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

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

#50 Eugene Laverty

Date of birth: 3rd June 1986
Birthplace: Toomebridge (GBR)
Nationality: Irish
Residence: Alvor (POR)
Number: 50
Crew chief: Marcus Eschenbacher (GER)

Motorcycle racing is a family matter for the Lavertys. As well as Eugene, his brothers Michael and John are also racers. Eugene Laverty first raced in the Superbike World Championship in 2011. Two years later, he finished runner-up in the 2013 Riders’ Championship behind his present-day team-mate at BMW, Tom Sykes. After a spell in MotoGP, Laverty returned to WorldSBK in 2017 and rode for the Shaun Muir Racing team for two years. That collaboration continued in 2020 within the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, when Laverty contested his first season on the BMW S 1000 RR.

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Career

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

BMW S 1000 RR for WorldSBK

BMW’s superbike for the FIM Superbike World Championship is based on the current RR model. The engineers at BMW Motorrad Motorsport have developed individual racing components, with which the RR has been modified for its race outings in the FIM Superbike World Championship, in accordance with the FIM Superbike World Championship technical regulations. At the same time, development of the RR never stopped. Updates were added throughout the first season and the bike was modified in many areas in preparation for 2020. The most important developments were a new swing arm with modified degrees of stiffness, new electronics functions that make it easier for the rider to control the bike, updates to the spring elements and brakes. BMW Motorrad Motorsport is also working on further performance variants of the engine within the framework of the regulations.

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Technical Data

Capacity / engine

999 cc, four-cylinder four-stroke, liquid-cooled 

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears

Output

> 220 hp at over 13,500 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 BMW S 1000 RR.

The superbike of superlatives as production bike.

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