BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team

From the very first race in the FIM EWC, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team caused a stir with some successes and lap records. In its second season, the team celebrated a first win at Most and claimed runners-up spot in the World Championship. In 2022, the Werner Daemen team led celebrated its first win in a 24-hour race - appropriately at its home race, the 24H SPA EWC Motos at Spa-Francorchamps. It was also the first win at a 24-hour race for a European manufacturer in decades. In the 2023 season, the team finished all three 24-hour races on the podium and concluded the year in third position of the overall World Championship standings. This success story comes as no surprise, as the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team boasts concentrated experience gained over decades of involvement in international motor racing.

Team principal Werner Daemen was once a racer himself, reaching the podium in the World Endurance Championship. The Belgian rider also claimed the first international win for the BMW S 1000 RR, in the IDM race at the Salzburgring in 2009. After he retired from racing, Daemen became the full-time team principal at his MRP Racing organisation - celebrating wins in several championships. He and his team have so far secured nine titles with BMW in the IDM and the European Stock 1000 Championship. The extensive experience of Daemen and his team are the key to the successful performances in the FIM EWC.

Steven Casaer also plays a key role in the team as Technical Director. He also has a racing background and has been enjoying endurance racing success for many years with his company EMC37. The number 37 for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Teams can also be traced back to him. He sported the number 37 when he was racing, carried the number into the name of his company - and since the start of the FIM EWC project, 37 has been the number assigned to the BMW works team. Just like Daemen and Casaer, many other team members have been an integral part of the FIM EWC for many years.

In the 2024 season, Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik continue to be part of the team, as they have been since the beginning of the factory commitment in the FIM EWC. They form the core trio with a new teammate on the #37 BMW M 1000 RR, well-experienced Sylvain Guintoli, 2014 Superbike World Champion and 2021 FIM EWC World Champion.

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Markus Reiterberger

Date of birth: 9th March 1994
Nationality: German

Markus ‘Reiti’ Reiterberger was still an up-and-coming youngster in 2011, when he competed in his first races on the international stage with BMW. Together with BMW and Werner Daemen’s team, he celebrated numerous successes in the following years and the Bavarian rider is now an experienced champion. In 2018, Reiterberger became European champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. He has claimed the title in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) on four occasions: 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2022. In the 2023 season, he was crowned champion in the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship. He also completed the entire FIM Superbike World Championship season with BMW in 2016 and 2019. Reiterberger has been the regular rider for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since its debut season in 2019/20, contributing to success with his speed and extensive BMW experience.

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Career

2023

3rd place FIM Endurance World Championship – Champion in the FIM Asia Road Racing Championship

2022

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

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 impresses with his speed, his determination and his meticulous work – and he has quickly attracted attention in international motor racing. In 2018, he completed his first season with BMW, securing the title in the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at the first attempt with Werner Daemen’s team. He won his second and third IDM titles in 2019 and 2021. Last season, his great results in the FIM Superbike World Championship caused a stir when he appeared in place of the injured Michael van der Mark on the BMW M 1000 RR. Just like Reiterberger, Mikhalchik has been applying his speed and ability in the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since 2019/20.

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Career

2023

3rd place FIM Endurance World Championship

2022

Spanish Superbike Championship – FIM Endurance World Championship – FIM Superbike World Championship

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

Sylvain Guintoli

Date of birth: 24th June 1982
Nationality: French

In the 2024 season, Sylvain Guintoli, as a new addition, brings his wealth of experience to the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team. Few other riders possess as much expertise in various areas of international racing. The Frenchman has already clinched two World Championship titles: 2014 in the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and 2021 in the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC). Guintoli began his international career in the 250cc World Championship, later transitioning to MotoGP before enjoying successful years in WorldSBK. He gained his initial experience in endurance racing back in 2010. Since then, he has not only secured the 2021 World Championship title but also victories in the prestigious endurance classics. As a BMW Motorrad factory rider, Guintoli is also an integral part of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport test team for the ongoing development of the BMW M 1000 RR.

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Career

2023

2nd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship, winner Bol d’Or

2022

2nd place in the FIM Endurance World Championship, winner 24h Le Mans

2021

World Champion in the FIM Endurance World Championship, winner 24h Le Mans & Bol d’Or

2019

MotoGP World Championship

2018 – 2022

MotoGP test rider

2018

MotoGP World Championship

2017

Superbike World Championship, British Superbike Championship & MotoGP test rider

2016

11th place in the Superbike World Championship

2015

6th place in the Superbike World Championship

2014

World Champion in the Superbike World Championship

2013

3rd place in the Superbike World Championship

2012

7th place in the Superbike World Championship

2011

6th place in the Superbike World Championship

2010

7th place in the Superbike World Championship, winner Qatar 8 Hours

2009

British Superbike Championship & Superbike World Championship

2008

MotoGP World Championship

2007

MotoGP World Championship

2002

500cc World Championship test rider & wild card rider

From 2000

250cc World Championship

#37 BMW M 1000 RR for the FIM EWC

The first generation of the BMW M 1000 RR really caught the eye in its debut season in the FIM Endurance World Championship, claiming its maiden victory and setting a host of lap records. In the 2023 season, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team competed with the new generation of the M RR. The first thing you notice is the modified aerodynamics package. The completely newly designed fairings work together with optimised flow dynamics around the rider to achieve a higher top speed. The M winglets have been completely reworked and now generate significantly more aerodynamic downforce with a lower drag at the same time – both in an upright and a lean position. The aerodynamics have also been modified with new components in other areas.

BMW Motorrad Motorsport works with strong technical partners in FIM EWC. One of the innovations for long-distance racing has been developed in collaboration with ZF, the carbon telescopic front fork that was used in 2022. ZF and BMW Motorrad Motorsport are the first to use carbon for a fork on the endurance circuit. Success has proved them right; the first victory came in only the second race with this innovation. The riders are full of praise for the improved feel that this fork gives them on the bike. For 2023, the front fork has been further optimised. ZF and BMW Motorrad Motorsport also developed a central shock absorber for the rear suspension, which was also in use in the 2022 season. For the 2023 season, however, there has a completely new development of the central shock absorber.

The bike’s forged wheels, which are made of high-strength aluminium, are tailor-made by partner Fuchsfelge PVM. BMW Motorrad Motorsport has been working with the racing wheel specialists since last season in the FIM Superbike World Championship. This successful partnership has now been expanded to incorporate FIM EWC.

Dunlop has been a strong tyre partner of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team since the start of the project. Working closely together, they continuously design the best tyre and set-up solutions. All oils and lubricants for the #37 BMW M 1000 RR come from partner Champion Lubricants. Champion develops the products in its own research and development centre and tests them under the most extreme conditions, both on and off the racetrack, for the perfect use in the BMW M 1000 RR.

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Technical data (2023 season)

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

168 kg without tank

Wheelbase

1.450 mm (variable)

Length

2,080 mm

Width

538 mm

Front wheel control

ZF Upside-down telescopic CFK fork with pressurised damping system

Rear wheel control

Underslung Suter swing arm, full-floater central spring ZF twin tube 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

PVM cast aluminium wheels, front 17’’ x 3.5’’, rear 17’’ x 6.0’’

Tyres

Dunlop

Tecmas-MRP-BMW Racing Team

A new project debuted in the Superstock class of FIM EWC in the 2023 season, the Tecmas-MRP-BMW-Racing Team. This is a collaboration between the French Tecmas Racing Team, Werner Daemen’s company Motorcycle Racing Parts and BMW Motorrad Motorsport. The Tecmas Racing Team has enjoyed success in the French Superbike Championship (FBSK) for years, and has previously started in the EWC class at selected FIM EWC races. They now competed in their first season as a permanent team in the Superstock class.

Their debut race could not have been better: at the season opener, the 24h Le Mans, the team and riders Kenny Foray, Jan Bühn and Loïc Arbel claimed their first victory in the Superstock class. In 2024, the Tecmas-MRP-BMW-Racing Team contests its second season with the #9 BMW M 1000 RR.

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#9 BMW M 1000 RR SUPERSTOCK

Technical data (2023 season)

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

168 kg without tank

Wheelbase

1.450 mm (variable)

Length

2,080 mm

Width

538 mm

Front wheel control

Öhlins Cartridge

Rear wheel control

Öhlins Shock Absorber

Front brake

Twin-disc Motomaster 320 mm, Nissin Radial 4-piston callipers

Rear brake

Single-disc Original BMW 220 mm, Nissin 2-piston fix callipers

Wheels

Original BMW M aluminium wheels, front 17’’ x 3.5’’, rear 17’’ x 6.0’’

Tyres

Dunlop

2024 FIM EWC

Le Mans

Date: 20th/21st April 2024

Circuit: Bugatti Circuit – Le Mans – France

Length: 4.185 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

Spa-Francorchamps

Date: 8th June 2024

Circuit: Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps – Stavelot – Belgium

Length: 7.004 km

Duration of the race: 8 hours

Suzuka

Date: 20th July 2024

Circuit: Suzuka Circuit – Suzuka – Japan

Length: 5.821 km

Duration of the race: 8 hours

Bol d'Or - Le Castellet

Date: 14th/15th September 2024

Circuit: Paul Ricard Circuit – Le Castellet – France

Length: 5.673 km

Duration of the race: 24 hours

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