BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team

On the podium in the first races, then the first win, runners-up, and sensational successive lap records in the second season – the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team is a real success story. This is not simply good luck, the team is packed full of the cumulative experience of decades of international racing. On top of this is the rider line-up, which is regarded as the strongest in the field, and the BMW M 1000 RR is a motorbike that brought home wins in two world championships in its maiden season.

Team Manager Werner Daemen was an active rider himself, and finished on the podium in the endurance world championship and other races. As a team manager, he has enjoyed success in several championships. Daemen has also been part of the BMW family for a very long time – as a rider and with his team. He took the first international win for the BMW S 1000 RR in the IDM race at the Salzburgring in 2009. As team manager, he and his team have won eight titles with BMW in the IDM and the European Stock 1000 Championship to date.

Then there is Steven Casaer who, as Technical Director, has another key role in the team. He also used to race himself, and has enjoyed success in endurance racing for many years now with his company EMC37. The start number 37 for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team comes from him. He competed as an active rider with number 37 in the BMW BoxerCup and other races, he incorporated the number into the name of his company – and since the start of the FIM EWC project, 37 has also been the start number of the BMW works team. Like Daemen and Casaer, many other team members also have been part of the FIM EWC since many years.

The riders also guarantee success. Individually, they are among the world’s best – and together they are a force to be reckoned with. With Markus Reiterberger, Ilya Mikhalchik and Kenny Foray, the team is going for continuity. All three riders are long-standing members of the BMW family, have been racing in the FIM EWC since its inception, and have thereby made a significant contribution to the development of the project. New to the team is Jérémy Guarnoni, another well-known, successful name in the FIM EWC – if not before, since winning the world championship title in the 2018/19 season.

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Markus Reiterberger

Date of birth: 9th March 1994
Nationality: German

Markus ‘Reiti’ Reiterberger is a real BMW veteran. He has been successfully representing BMW on the international stage since 2011, and has won many championship titles. For example, Reiterberger was the 2018 European champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. He won the championship title three times in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM): in 2013, 2015 and 2017. He also contested the entire FIM Superbike World Championship season for BMW in both 2016 and 2019. He has been a regular rider in the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since the rookie season in 2019/20. One unforgettable moment is when he brought home the team’s first FIM EWC win after a fierce duel towards the end of the race at Most in 2021.

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Career

2021

2nd place FIM Endurance World Championship

2020

FIM Endurance World Championship - Asia Road Racing Championship

2019

14th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

Champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship

2017

Champion in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM)

2016

16th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2015

Champion in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM)

2014

3rd place in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) - Debut in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2013

Champion in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) - Debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2012

6th place FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

2011

8th place FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

Ilya Mikhalchik

Date of birth: 17th August 1996
Nationality: Ukrainian

Ilya Mikhalchik soon made a name for himself in international motorcycle racing – his speed, his determination and his meticulous work are what stand out. In his first season with BMW in 2018, the young Ukrainian won the championship title in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at the first time of asking – in Werner Daemen’s team. He now has three IDM championships to his name, after winning the title again in 2019 and 2021. In the current 2022 season, he is contesting the Spanish Superbike Championship with BMW easyRace Team. In addition, he convinced with a strong debut in the FIM World Superbike Championship in early April, standing in for Michael van der Mark. He continues to demonstrate his skills in endurance racing as well. Since the maiden season in 2019/20, Mikhalchik has been a regular rider for BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team.

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Career

2021

Champion in the International German Championship (IDM) – 2nd place FIM Endurance World Championship

2020

2nd place in the International German Championship (IDM) - FIM Endurance World Championship

2019

Champion in the International German Championship (IDM) – Debut in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2018

Champion in the International German Championship (IDM)

2017

9th place in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship

2016

15th place in the FIM Supersport World Championship

Jérémy Guarnoni

Date of birth: 28th February 1993
Nationality: French

Jérémy Guarnoni is the new addition to BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team for the 2022 season. The 29-year-old has made a name for himself in endurance racing. He has been active in the FIM EWC for ten years – and won the world championship title in the 2018/19 season. He was also the 2010 European champion in the 2010 Superstock 600, and rode in the FIM Superstock 1000 Championship for many years after, where he finished third in the championship standings twice, and where he also got to know his new team-mates Reiterberger and Mikhalchik really well. Guarnoni also contested the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) in 2014.

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Career

2021

FIM Endurance World Championship

2020

FIM Endurance World Championship

2018/19

World Champion FIM Endurance World Championship

2017

FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship – FIM Superbike World Championship

2016

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

2015

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

2014

FIM Superbike World Championship

2013

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

2012

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup – Debut in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2011

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup

2010

Champion FIM Superstock 600 European Championship

Kenny Foray

Date of birth: 2nd August 1984
Nationality: French

Kenny Foray is a real endurance expert – and has been a firm fixture in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family for many years. The Frenchman has been contesting endurance races since 2008, and won the FIM Endurance World Championship title in 2014. Foray has been contesting the FIM EWC with BMW teams since 2016, and has been part of BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since the rookie season in 2019/20. He is also one of the top riders in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) with BMW. He was crowned champion in 2017, Foray finished in second place in the FSBK championship standings in 2016, 2018 and 2020, and in third place overall in 2019 and 2021.

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Career

2021

3rd place in the French Superbike Championship – 2nd place FIM Endurance World Championship

2020

2nd place in the French Superbike Championship – FIM Endurance World Championship

2019

3rd place in the French Superbike Championship – FIM Endurance World Championship

2018

2nd place in the French Superbike Championship – FIM Endurance World Championship

2017

Champion in the French Superbike Championship – FIM Endurance World Championship

2016

 2nd place in the French Superbike Championship

2015

2nd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2014

World Champion in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2013

2nd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2012

3rd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2011

3rd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship

2010

FIM Endurance World Championship

BMW M 1000 RR for the FIM EWC

The first win in its inaugural season, podium finishes and plenty of lap records, the BMW M 1000 RR caused a real stir in the FIM Endurance World Championship from the very beginning. Now the latest BMW Motorrad superbike, which saw names such as Markus Reiterberger of BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team closely involved in testing during its development, enters its second endurance season.

The BMW M 1000 RR was born in racing. The first M model from BMW Motorrad is the result of close collaboration between BMW Motorrad Motorsport and series development. It is based on all the knowledge that BMW Motorrad Motorsport gained with the BMW S 1000 RR on international racetracks. The M RR engine was – even for series – developed specifically for racing purposes. The throttle valves are split and two cylinders in each can be controlled separately. This enables power to be delivered in even better portions. The carbon M winglets are striking.

The #37 BMW M 1000 RR for the FIM Endurance World Championship was modified for use in endurance racing in various areas, in line with the FIM EWC regulations. The M RR for the FIM EWC has a larger tank, with the maximum capacity of 24 litres permitted by the regulations, as well as a fast fill system. Special axle and axle guiding systems enable wheels to be changed quickly during pit stops. Components such as the handlebar and footrests can also be changed quickly if they get damaged in a fall. The electronics of the #37 BMW M 1000 RR are designed with the requirements of endurance racing in mind. The motorcycle has been optimised in many areas in preparation for the 2022 season.

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Technical data

Capacity / engine

999 cc, four-cylinder four-stroke engine with four titanium valves per cylinder and variable intake camshaft control BMW ShiftCam, liquid-cooled, titanium rods, 2-ring pistons

Gearbox

Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox with straight cut gears

Output

> 215 hp at over 14,000 rpm

Bore x stroke

80 x 49.7 mm

Fuel system

Electronic injection, variable intake manifold length

Tank capacity

24 l

Lubrication

Wet sump

Dry weight

175 kg

Wheelbase

1.450 mm (variable)

Length

2,080 mm

Width

538 mm

Front wheel control

Upside-down telescopic fork with pressurised damping system

Rear wheel control

Underslung swing arm, full-floater central spring monoshock

Front brake

Twin-disc Motomaster 320 mm, Nissin radial 6-piston callipers

Rear brake

Single-disc Motomaster 220 mm, Nissin 2-piston callipers

Wheels

Front 17’’ x 3.5’’, rear 17’’ x 6.0’’

Tyres

Dunlop

2022 FIM EWC

Le Mans

Date: 16th/17th April 2022

Circuit: Bugatti Circuit – Le Mans – France

Length: 4.185 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

Spa-Francorchamps

Date: 4th/5th June 2022

Circuit: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Stavelot – Belgium

Length: 7.004 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

Suzuka

Date: 7th August 2022

Circuit: Suzuka Circuit – Suzuka – Japan

Length: 5.821 km

Duration of the race: 8 hours

Bol d'Or - Le Castellet

Date: 17th/18th September 2022

Circuit: Paul Ricard Circuit – Le Castellet – France

Length: 5.673 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

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The BMW M 1000 RR.

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