“BMW Motorrad Motorsport will end its involvement in the World Superbike Championship after this season,” explained Stephan Schaller, General Director of BMW Motorrad.
The reason? A “strategic realignment.”
BMW Motorrad will now focus on the further expansion of the very successful product portfolio over 500 cc, the expansion of product segments under 500 cc, electric mobility, and the development of market potential in emerging economies like Brazil and Asia.
Schaller assured that BMW Motorrad will remain involved in motorsport, however.
From the beginning, BMW Motorrad customer teams and riders have celebrated numerous victories and titles in international and national championships with the BMW S 1000 RR. From the start of this season, some of them have also fielded the brand new DDC-equipped BMW HP4
, and celebrated several race wins.
More details about BMW Motorrad's future plans will be announced later.
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