BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team launches 2019 colours at Portimao

Sykes and Reiterberger take covers off new BMW S1000RR in Portugal.

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Before heading out on track for the final day of pre-season testing in Portugal, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team unveiled its 2019 FIM Motul Superbike World Championships (WorldSBK) livery for their new BMW S1000RR.

Riders Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger lifted the covers off the premier class contenders, revealing the iconic BMW M Motorsport design ahead of media and thousands of fans across the globe attending their presentation live on the social media channels of the team.

The S 1000 RR takes its cues from the iconic BMW-M colours, with swathes of red and blue running through the matte white finish machine.

Sykes completed the two-day test sixth on the timesheets with a fast-lap of Sykes 1m42.246s, while Reiterberger wound up in 10th with a time of 1m43.146s. The next hit out for the squad will be at Phillip Island in Australia on 18-19 February for two days of testing before the season-opener at the venue one week later.


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