BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team

Cumulative experience from decades of racing is one of the factors that will guarantee success for BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team. 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 seven 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 starting number 37 of BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team also 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 starting number of the BMW works team. Like Daemen and Casaer, many other team members also bring extensive experience in the FIM EWC to the project. This was the cornerstone for the team being up there with the world leaders at the first time of asking in their maiden season.

And BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team is also extremely strong when it comes to the riders. Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik contributed to the team’s successes as regular riders in the maiden season. Joining them in the 2021 season is long-time WorldSBK rider Javier ‘Xavi’ Forés. Kenny Foray, 2014 endurance world champion, is also still part of the team and will assume the role of fourth rider from now on.

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Markus Reiterberger

Date of birth: 9th March 1994
Nationality: German
Residence: Obing (GER)

Markus ‘Reiti’ Reiterbergers’ international career with BMW began back in 2011 with the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. In 2013 and 2015 he won his first two titles in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM). He contested his first full WorldSBK season in 2016. In the 2017 season, Reiterberger decided to return to the IDM and promptly picked up his third title in the series. In 2018, Reiterberger was crowned champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. In the following year, Reiterberger competed with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in WorldSBK. In 2020, he competed in the Asia Road Racing Championship. Due to the pandemic, the season, however, ended already after the opening round that saw Reiterberger celebrating a victory. As a regular rider, he has been part of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since the 2019/20 debut season.

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Career

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
Residence: Kiev (UKR)

Ilya Mikhalchik claimed the championship title in the International German Championship (IDM) at the first time of asking in his maiden season for BMW in 2018 – riding for Werner Daemen’s team. In the following season, he successfully defended his title with races to spare and was crowned IDM champion for the second consecutive time at the penultimate round of the 2019 season. Mikhalchik made his debut in the FIM EWC in April of this year, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Mikhalchik is a regular rider of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since the squad's debut season 2019/20.

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Career

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

Javier 'Xavi' Forés

Date of birth: 16th September 1985
Nationality: Spanish

Javier ‘Xavi’ Forés is the new addition to the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team for the 2021 season. The Spaniard is best-known from the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). He made his debut in the series in 2011 – representing the former BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team. Forés won the title in the European Stock 1000 Championship in 2013, and in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) a year later. From 2016 to 2018 and in 2020 he was a regular rider in WorldSBK, stepping onto the podium on five occasions. He took a year out in 2019 to contest a season in the British Superbike Championship (BSB). The 35-year-old returns to this series this year, and will represent FHO Racing BMW British Superbike Team. Forés also has experience of the FIM EWC.

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Career

2020

13th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

9th place in the British Superbike Championship

2018

7th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2017

7th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2016

9th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2015

19th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2014

Champion in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM)

2013

Champion in the European Superstock 1000 Championship

2011

Debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship

Kenny Foray

Date of birth: 2nd August 1984
Nationality: French
Residence: Olivet (FRA)

Kenny Foray has been part of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family for many years and is a real endurance expert. He has been contesting endurance races since 2008, and he won the FIM Endurance World Championship title in 2014. Since 2016, Foray has contested the FIM EWC with BMW teams – and also enjoys success with the BMW S 1000 RR in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), in which he was crowned champion in 2017. Foray finished in second place in the FSBK championship standings in 2016, 2018 and 2020. Foray is also a part of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in 2021 as fourth rider.

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Career

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 new 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. Markus Reiterberger from BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team was one of the people involved in the development and testing for the series model.

The new M RR engine was – even for series – developed specifically for racing purposes and has an output of 212 hp in the series model. 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 key innovation in the area of aerodynamics is the M winglets made of carbon. Developed during intensive tests both on the racetrack and in the wind tunnel, the winglets increase acceleration potential and the stability of the bike.

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 what the FIM EWC regulations allow. 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.

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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 Öhlins FGR300

Rear wheel control

Underslung swing arm, full-floater central spring strut Öhlins TTX36

Front brake

Twin-disc Motomaster 320 mm, Nissin radial 4-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

2021 FIM EWC

Le Mans

Date: 17th/18th April 2021

Circuit: Bugatti Circuit – Le Mans – France

Length: 4.185 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

Estoril

Date: 17th July 2021

Circuit: Circuito Estoril – Alcabideche – Portugal

Length: 4.182 km

Duration of the race: 12 hours

Bol d'Or - Le Castellet

Date: 18th/19th September 2021

Circuit: Paul Ricard Circuit – Le Castellet – France

Length: 5.673 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

Suzuka

Date: 7th November 2021

Circuit: Suzuka International Circuit – Suzuka – Japan

Length: 5.821 km

Duration of the race: 8 hours

The new BMW M 1000 RR.

Pure racing technology for the highest performance requirements in motor sports and on the road.

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