BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team show off their new livery

BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

Overnight Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger lifted the covers on the brand new BMW S 1000 RR machines that they will campaign in the 2019 WorldSBK Championship.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

With swathes of red and blue running through the matte white finish machine it has been designed along the lines of traditional BMW M Motorsports liveries.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

Sykes and Reiterberger also tested alongside their WorldSBK combatants at Portimao yesterday with Sykes finishing sixth fastest, 1.391-seconds behind the WSBK benchmark set at the test by Jonathan Rea on qualifying tyres.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

Sykes was surprised by how close they were with the new bike, considering they are still in their development phase.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Tom Sykes

Markus Reiterberger, who worked on the geometry of the bike and on testing different tyres, and finished tenth overall.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Markus Reiterberger

After their sixth day on track with the new BMW S1000RR, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team next head to Australia for further tests ahead of the WorldSBK Championship season opener at Phillip Island on the weekend of February 24.

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

 

WSBK BMW S RR SMR SnapGeeBee
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

 

WSBK BMW S RR SMR SnapGeeBee
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

 

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Tom Sykes

 

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BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team – Markus Reiterberger

Source: MCNews.com.au

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