Sunday, July 28

BMW PULLS OUT OF SBK

BMW has pulled the plug on its Superbike World Championship campaign effective the end of the 2013 season, citing a desire to spend the money elsewhere.


“BMW Motorrad Motorsport will end its involvement in the World Superbike Championship after this season”, explained Stephan Schaller, General Director BMW Motorrad.

“BMW Motorrad will now focus on the further expansion of the very successful product portfolio over 500 cc, the expansion of product segments under 500 cc, e-mobility and the development of market potential in emerging economies like Brazil and Asia.

"BMW Motorrad will remain involved in motorsport and in doing so we will focus on the international customer sport in all its facets. I want to thank everybody who has supported us on this long and successful journey.”

BMW Motorrad Motorsport entered the FIM Superbike World Championship in 2009, to date winning 11 race wins and a total of 33 podium finishes with the race version of the BMW S 1000 RR.
BMW Superbike pullout pic