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Motorcycles BMW S1000RR: Not all updates available in Jerez and Portimao

10:15  30 july  2020
10:15  30 july  2020 Source:   de.motorsport.com

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BMW has been working on further developments during the corona virus break, but not all of them will be used in the upcoming races in Jerez and Portimao

The Superbike World Championship will be announced at the weekend the corona virus break back. The second race weekend of the season takes place in Jerez. A week later it goes straight to Portimao. BMW developed some innovations during the break, but not all updates will be used at the two upcoming events.

"We were able to make good use of the race-free time, even if the results of the further development could not all be used at the next two racing events," comments BMW motorcycle director Marc Bongers.

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"Jerez and Portimao are both great tracks, but they are very different. Although we have to work under framework conditions restricted by Covid-19, we face this challenge and have prepared ourselves for it," commented Bongers.

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Team boss Shaun Muir with BMW motorcycle director Marc Bongers

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"In addition, at MotoGP, which was recently a guest in Jerez, it was seen that the Expected heat will be an additional challenge for man and machine. But: We are prepared, confident and can't wait to get started again, "said Bongers.

How does BMW cope with the heat in southern Spain and Portugal?

BMW tested at the Lausitzring during the break and later together with the other WSBK teams in Barcelona. According to team principal Shaun Muir, the tests were satisfactory: "We had two good tests at the Lausitzring and at the Circuit de Catalunya, so we are confident that we are better prepared for the long race distance."

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"We also know that the temperatures in both Jerez and Portimao will be very high, the route and air temperatures. So this will be a challenge for everyone. But we are sure that we will be able to do the successful work that we do in the heat of Barcelona, ​​are well positioned for the races, "commented team boss Muir.

"Tom and Eugene have both covered a lot of test kilometers and already have a good idea of ​​how they want to start the weekend in Jerez. Hopefully both can qualify well, take this into the races and get good results accordingly", so Muir. "Both drivers already have a lot of experience with the BMW S1000RR in Jerez - Tom from the previous season and Eugene from the winter test as well. So we should be able to start immediately and we are confident that we can start the fight."

Tom Sykes is looking forward to the race

"It is simply fantastic that after this very difficult time it is finally time again," says a delighted Tom Sykes. "We did test, but racing is racing. So I'm really happy that the double header in Jerez and Portimao is really going to start again. The characteristics of the two tracks are very different."

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Tom Sykes © Provided by motorsport.com Tom Sykes

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"Jerez is quite fluid, while Portimao is a real roller coaster with the uphill and downhill sections" Sykes. "So we can expect exciting race tracks, but also high temperatures. Right at the start of the race weekend, we focus on fine-tuning the set-up so that we have a good package for the BMW for the warm conditions. We will build on that."

"The goal is always to get the maximum out of the team as a team during the race weekend and to get the best possible results together. So I'm really looking forward to racing again. A big thank you goes to the organizers and everyone involved who has succeeded is to put this calendar together in this difficult time, "Sykes praises the efforts of those responsible.

Smooth throttle response, according to Eugene Laverty, the key to success

team-mate Eugene Laverty already has a clear idea of ​​what he will pay particular attention to when tuning his BMW: "After a successful two-day test with the BMW team at the beginning of this month, I'm really looking forward to the upcoming races in Jerez and Portimao. The air temperatures will be over 30 degrees Celsius, which will result in a very slippery asphalt. So a gentle throttle response will be extremely important. "

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"I have already won races in Jerez and Portimao, so I have good memories of both tracks," says Laverty, looking back. "The course in Portimao is only 15 minutes from where I live in Portugal, which makes the event there even more special for me."

"In the five-month race break that we had because of Covid-19, I regained my strength and I can't wait to race again. A few months ago, I didn't believe that we would be racing again in 2020 Congratulations to Dorna for being able to get us back on the track so soon, "said the Northern Irishman.

With images from BMW.

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