After a successful inaugural season in the World Superbike Championship, BMW is looking to let some other riders, besides Troy Corser and Ruben Xaus, have some fun on the S1000RR. With two teams set to carry the BMW flag in the IDM Superbike series (German equivalent of AMA Superbike), a two-man team in British Superbike, and rumors of an AMA Superbike bid, BMW seems to be franchising better than a Pappa John’s Pizza.
And now according to Swiss publication Speedweek helping BMW make a bigger push into WSBK is the news that German team Reitwagen Racing will run a S1000RR as WSBK satellite team.
Speedweek goes on to say that Austrian Roland Resch will ride one of the team’s S1000RR, as further rumors peg the team as possibly fielding a second satellite S1000RR as well. Reitwagon’s manager, Andy Werth, is clear that his team is not a factory effort, “We are a satellite team, which will receive support from the factory in specific areas.”
With this news, it would appear that BMW is on-track, despite the recession, to meet its World Superbike goals, after the benchmark of finishing in the top 10 was achieved this season. As the S1000RR readies itself for release in the United States, we’re sure this news will only help fuel the fire BMW has been trying to create with its aggressive ad campaigns.