BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Brno, 30/09/2014, BMW Motorrad Motorsport
The Women’s Road Racing Training Camp at Brno, Czech Republic, revealed yet again that women are in the fast lane in motorcycle racing. And BMW Motorrad Motorsport supports them on their quest. For the third time now, BMW Motorrad Motorsport cooperates with the International Motorcycling Federation FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) and its commission ‘Women in Motorcycling’ (CFM), in order to organise the FIM Women’s Road Racing Training Camp.
At the FIM Women’s Road Racing Training Camps, female riders from all over the world train with thoroughbred racing motorcycles and under the guidance of professional coaches on a known circuit.
As at the first two camps, the training at Brno was a complete success. The female riders polished their riding skills for four days on the MotoGP track, trained by instructors like former MotoGP riders Simon Crafar and Jürgen Fuchs. BMW Motorrad provided numerous BMW S 1000 RR machines for the training. The trackside support for the motorcycles was made by the BMW Motorrad Motorsport experts.
“We have now provided the BMW S 1000 RR motorcycles for the third time for participants at the camp, and we are always very happy to be involved with these training courses,” says Berthold Hauser, Technical Director at BMW Motorrad Motorsport. “It’s fantastic to see just how enthusiastic and ambitious the girls were in their approach to the training. It is also interesting how these camps influence the careers of the participants. One example is Janine Davies, who was involved in the first training course. She liked the bike so much that she bought a BMW S 1000 RR back home in South Africa. With her BMW, she was the first woman in the history of the South African Superbike Series to finish on the podium, and now also competes in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. It would be great to see more female riders in the higher racing classes.”
Udo Mark, Marketing Director at BMW Motorrad Motorsport, added: “In addition to our commitment to professional racing, where we support innumerable customers in national and international championships, the work with amateur racers plays an important role. Our clear aim is to continually increase the worldwide community of BMW motorcycle riders. Our partnership with the FIM provides us with a good opportunity to achieve this. Furthermore, it’s fantastic for us that we can help talented female riders to make their next steps in motorsport.”
Also on the agenda at the camp was a race against male riders, which the women clearly dominated and ultimately celebrated a premiere: for the first time ever only female competitors mounted the podium, the best male rider finished fourth.
The Women’s Road Racing Camp in cooperation with the FIM is one of innumerable offers from BMW Motorrad for ambitious sporting riders. Regardless of whether it is for courageous men or fast ladies and irrespective of the motorcycle brand: with its Track Days and Race Academy Trainings, the BMW Motorrad Race Track Experience provides something for everybody and every level of ability. A particular highlight is almost certainly the tutelage by professional instructors and former racers like Troy Corser for example.
“Our Race Track Experiences are for everybody who dreams of mastering the world’s most beautiful race tracks and who wish to hear their own knee pads scraping on the tarmac,” says Udo Mark. “This is pure and simple adrenaline and riding fun and also the best opportunity to test the RR or HP4!”