Canadian based International Superbike racer Dan Kruger has signed to race for the Penz13. com BMW Racing Team for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races fueled by Monster Energy. He will also race for the team at the NorthWest 200.
Team principal Rico Penzkofer has been busy so far this season and recently made headlines when he announced that Simon Andrews would be racing for his team as well. The German based team has years of experience in road racing scene and with their direct support from BMW Motorrad, expectations are high for the 2014 campaign.
“Like most racers around the world, it has always been a dream of mine to not only race the TT but also be aligned with such a world class team on factory prepped machinery. I can’t wait for our first test in Europe next month! If all of this wasn’t enough, I’m really fortunate to have Simon Andrews as a teammate,” said Kruger.
Kruger’s race season will also include the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance race in Japan this July with a Japanese team and the Superbike Championship in China, which kicks off March 21-23 in Zhuhai, China. “I really need to thank Rico Penzkofer and the entire Penz13 .com BMW Racing Team for making this opportunity happen, allowing me this chance of a lifetime,” he said.
“I am really looking forward to this season in particular having a Canadian racing for us at the TT and also giving Simon Andrews a chance to show the world that he is back from serious injury and he means business”, said team principal Rico Penzkofer.
“Dan has really dominated over in China these past few years and is ready to take on a new challenge. He shows the maturity needed to safely take on the TT. I am really looking forward to working with him and I am pretty confident he will adapt to the BMW very quickly,” he added.
Kruger will travel to the Isle of Man shortly, meeting with officials for a mandatory two-day newcomer induction which will include several instruction laps with TT rider liaison officer Milky Quayle.
The team would like to thank BMW Motorrad, Pirelli, Motul, Frank’s Autowelt, ZF, SK Support, GB Racing and Nature Power.