BMW WORLD ENDURANCE
BMW have been competing in the FIM Endurance World Championship for many years, but 2020 is the first time they have taken the next step by entering a full blown, factory supported team.
The FIM Endurance World Championship is becoming increasingly more popular around the world, which potentially opens up new markets for manufacturers, particularly in Asia, and is seen as a perfect platform by BMW to showcase the new S1000 RR.
For it’s debut season, the three nominated team riders are the experienced & successful EWC regular Kenny Foray, who has also been closely involved in development of the endurance version of the S1000 RR.
The Frenchman is joined by 24 year old German & Runner Up in last years IDM Superbike Championship, Julian Puffe, along with 23 year old Ukrainian and current IDM Superbike Champion, Ilya Mikhalchic
The factory also announced in November, the arrival of former World Superbike rider, Markus Reiterberger ( having lost his WSB seat to Eugene Laverty).
Team manager is former World Supersport rider, Werner Daemen.