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BMW S 1000 RR: A Global Success Story

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The BMW S 1000 RR riders celebrate 13 titles and 113 race wins in international and national championships.

In the 2010 season the BMW S 1000 RR proved to be the bike to beat in international and national championships all around the world. Customer teams sent over 120 BMW S1000RR superbikes into action, many of them dominating their series, from Germany to Canada and South Africa to Australia.

No less then 13 BMW sueprbike riders were able to celebrate title honors, many of them with early championship victories.

With still a few races to go in some national series, in this season so far 113 races have been won on a BMW S 1000 RR. The bike established itself as a true success model.

The first title of the season was won by Ayrton Badovini (ITA). The rider from Team BMW Motorrad Italia STK won on his RR nine out of ten races in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, and was crowned champion on Aug. 1.

Twelve superbike riders, who relied on the potential of the bike made by BMW Motorrad, followed his example in national championships and also celebrated title victories. To name a few: Gregory Fastre (Belgium), Javier Fores Querol (Spain), Jon Kirkham (British Superstock Championship), Steve Brogan (British Superbike EVO Championship) Sami Penna (Finland), Martin Choi (Greece), Maxim Averkin (Russia) and Erwan Nigon (France). Nigon’s teammate, Sébastien Gimbert, completed the success for BMW Motorrad in France by finishing as runner-up.

In Germany, the S 1000 RR was the dominant bike in several series. In the DMV Road Racing Championship, all races were won by BMW costumer teams, and their riders finished the season as first, second and third overall.

Title honors and top positions in the overall classifications also went to BMW riders in the DMV Endurance Cup (first, second, fourth and fifth), the DMV Road Racing Cup (first, third, fourth and fifth) and the DMSB Endurance Championship (first and second).

In the International German Championship IDM Werner Daemen (BEL) from Team Alpha Technik finished the season as runner-up after celebrating some great race wins with his RR. In the highly competitive IDM Constructors Championship BMW also finished as runner-up, just one point off the top spot.

Also in the FIM Superbike World Championship, the top production-based motorcycle racing category, the BMW S 1000 RR proved its potential with two podium finishes and the first pole position for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team.

Hendrik von Kuenheim (General Director BMW Motorrad) says: “Our heartiest congratulations to all BMW RR riders worldwide for their great successes. We are very delighted for them, but also very proud of our contribution in providing them with a more than competitive bike.”

“With the BMW S 1000 RR we have succeeded in building a brand new motorcycle which is more than capable internationally, and has since become the leading motorbike in this sector. Now we are looking forward to an exciting 2011 season and are convinced these international and national successes will continue.”

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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