BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team

The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team is a collaboration between BMW Motorrad Motorsport and British Shaun Muir Racing and has been competing as BMW works team in WorldSBK since 2019. As BMW Motorrad Motorsport, the squad around Team Principal Shaun Muir has a wealth of experience in racing and in the FIM Superbike World Championship – perfect partners in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Michael van der Mark and Scott Redding form the 2022 rider line-up.

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#60 Michael van der Mark

Date of birth: 26th October 1992
Birthplace: Gouda (NED)
Nationality: Dutch
Residence: Bergschenhoek (NED)
Number: 60
Crew chief: Marcus Eschenbacher (GER)

Michael van der Mark joined BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the in the 2021 season. The 29-year-old Dutchman can already look back on an impressive career and is extremely popular in his native Netherlands and beyond. In 2014, he was the first Dutchman to be crowned Supersport world champion. He is also the first rider from the Netherlands to finish on the podium and claim a race win in WorldSBK. Van der Mark has been racing in the Superbike World Championship since 2015. In the 2021 season, he claimed the first victory for the BMW M 1000 RR and added two more podium finishes to that.

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Career

2021

6th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2020

5th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

4th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

3rd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2017

6th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2016

4th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2015

7th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2014

World Champion in the FIM Supersport World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2013

4th place in the FIM Supersport World Championship, Winner 8H Suzuka

2012

Champion European Superstock 600 Championship

#45 Scott Redding

Date of birth: 4th January 1993
Birthplace: Quedgeley (GBR)
Nationality: British
Residence: -
Number: 45
Crew chief: Ian Lord (GBR)

2022 marks Scott Redding's first season in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. The Brit has been active in different world championship classes since 2008, including racing in MotoGP for five years. In 2019, he competed in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) for one season and secured the title. Since the 2020 season, he is successfully racing in the FIM Superbike World Championship.

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Career

2021

3rd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2020

2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

Champion British Superbike Championship

2018

21st place in the MotoGP World Championship

2017

14th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2016

15th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2015

13th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2014

12th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2013

2nd place in the Moto2 World Championship

2012

5th place in the Moto2 World Championship

2011

15th place in the Moto2 World Championship

2010

8th place in the Moto2 World Championship

2009

15th place in the 125 cc World Championship

2008

11th place in the 125 cc World Championship

Bonovo action BMW Racing Team

The Bonovo action BMW Racing Team is contesting its second WorldSBK season in 2022. The German team is led by owner Jürgen Röder and manager Michael Galinski. The Bonovo action BMW Racing Team expandes its involvement in 2022 and runs two BMW M 1000 RR. In the saddle are two well-known WorldSBK riders: Eugene Laverty and Loris Baz.

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#50 Eugene Laverty

Date of birth: 3rd June 1986
Birthplace: Toomebridge (Northern Ireland)
Nationality: Irish
Residence: Alvor (POR)
Number: 50
Crew chief: Paolo Piazza (ITA)

35-year-old Eugene Laverty is one of the most experienced riders in the WorldSBK paddock. The Irishman comes from a racing family – his brothers Michael and John are also racers. Laverty made his debut in the Superbike World Championship in 2011. With the exception of two years in MotoGP, this series has become a second home to him. Laverty has been part of the BMW family in WorldSBK since the 2020 season and also worked closely with BMW Motorrad and BMW Motorrad Motorsport on the development of the BMW M 1000 RR. In the 2022 season, he brings all his skill and experience to the Bonovo action BMW Racing Team.

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Career

2021

19th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2020

15th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

15th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

8th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2017

10th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2016

13th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2015

22nd place in the MotoGP World Championship

2014

10th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2013

 2nd place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2012

6th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2011

Debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship, 4th place

#76 Loris Baz

Date of birth: 1st February 1993
Birthplace: Sallanches (FRA)
Nationality: French
Number: 76

Loris Baz also comes with BMW experience: The 28-year-old Frenchman rode a BMW S 1000 RR in WorldSBK in 2018. Baz made his Superbike World Championship debut in 2012 and started in the series for three years, before switching to MotoGP from 2015 to 2017. He then returned to WorldSBK. In the 2021 season, Baz has been riding in MotoAmerica but has also impressed on a number of outings in WorldSBK. His WorldSBK record to date: two wins and 20 podiums. Baz is now a BMW works rider in the 2022 season.

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Career

2021

MotoAmerica - Appearances in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2020

8th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2019

10th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2018

11th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2017

18th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2016

20th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2015

17th place in the MotoGP World Championship

2014

5th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2013

8th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2012

13th place in the FIM Superbike World Championship

2011

Superstock 1000 Junior European Champion

2008

Superstock 600 European Champion

BMW M 1000 RR for WorldSBK

With the BMW M 1000 RR, BMW Motorrad Motorsport is taking performance to the next level. The first M model from BMW Motorrad is a consistent further development of the BMW S 1000 RR and, even in the production version, offers thoroughbred racing technology for use in motorsport and on the streets. This has been made possible by the close collaboration between BMW Motorrad Motorsport and the production development department. BMW riders Tom Sykes, Eugene Laverty and Markus Reiterberger have done a lot of testing and given their input from a rider’s perspective. With its features developed on the racing scene, the M RR provides the perfect basis for the WorldSBK bike, which has been modified – as far as permitted by the regulations – to meet the special demands it will encounter in the World Championship. The main areas to be modified were the propulsion, chassis geometry, brakes and fairings.

The engine on the M RR, and the production version, was systematically developed for motor racing purposes; the production model generates 212 hp. The engine has BMW ShiftCam technology for adjusting the valve timing and valve stroke, as well as technical improvements like the new 2-ring forged pistons and titanium connecting rods. In its WorldSBK spec, the bike is capable of over 230 hp. On the homologated production model, the throttle valves are split so that this feature can used explicitly in racing. This feauture makes it possible to control each pair of cylinders separately – for smoother power delivery.

When it comes to aerodynamics, another significant innovation immediately catches the eye: the carbon winglets. They were developed in intensive tests, both at the racetrack and in the wind tunnel, and ensure the best possible contact between the wheels and the track – particularly when accelerating. The effect of the winglets is also noticeable in corners and when braking, as the downforce allows the rider to brake later and improves stability in corners. The winglets work in combination with a higher windshield.

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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

> 230 hp at over 14,000 rpm

Bore x stroke

80 x 49.7 mm 

Fuel system

Electronic injection, variable intake manifold length

Tank capacity

22 l

Lubrication

Wet sump

Dry weight

168 kg

Wheelbase

1,450 mm (variable)

Length

2,080 mm

Width

538 mm

Front wheel control

Upside-down telescopic fork Öhlins RVP25/30

Rear wheel control

Underslung swing arm, full-floater central spring strut Öhlins RVP50

Front brake

Twin-disc Yutaka 335 mm, Nissin radial 4-piston callipers

Rear brake

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

Wheels

CFK S1000RR Series, front 17’’ x 3.5’’, rear 17’’ x 6.0’’

Tyres

Pirelli Super Corsa

2022 WorldSBK (tbc)

MotorLand Aragón

Date: 8th to 10th April 2022

Circuit: MotorLand Aragón – Alcañiz – Spain

Length: 5.077 km

Assen

Date: 22nd to 24th April 2022

Circuit: TT Assen Circuit – Assen – Netherlands

Length: 4.542 km

Estoril

Date: 20th to 22nd May 2022

Circuit: Circuito Estoril – Alcabideche – Portugal

Length: 4.182 km

Misano

Date: 10th to 12th June 2022

Circuit: Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli – Misano Adriatico – Italy

Length: 4.226 km

Donington Park

Date: 15th to 17th July 2022

Circuit: Donington Park Circuit – Castle Donington – Great Britain

Length: 4.023 km

Most

Date: 29th to 31st July 2022

Circuit: Autodrom Most – Most – Czech Republic

Length: 4.212 km

Magny-Cours

Date: 9th to 11th September 2022

Circuit: Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours – Magny-Cours – France

Length: 4.411 km

Barcelona

Date: 23rd to 25th September 2022

Circuit: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya – Montmeló – Spain

Length: 4.627 km

Portimão

Date: 7th to 9th October 2022

Circuit: Autódromo Internacional do Algarve – Portimão – Portugal

Length: 4.592 km

San Juan

Date: 21st to 23rd October 2022

Circuit: Circuito San Juan Villicum – San Juan – Argentina

Length: 4.276 km

Mandalika

Date: 11th to 13th November 2022

Circuit: Mandalika International Street Circuit – Lombok – Indonesia

Length: 4.300 km

Phillip Island

Date: tbd

Circuit: Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit – Ventnor – Australia

Length: 4.445 km

The BMW M 1000 RR.

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

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