It doesn’t surprise us to hear that Tom Sykes and BMW Motorrad have committed themselves to another season together, racing the BMW S1000RR in the WorldSBK Championship.
While the 2019 has been a slow start for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team, Sykes and the S1000RR have seen continued progress. As such, we have seen Sykes on pole position at the British round, and also on the podium at Misano, Donington Park, and Laguna Seca.
With this forward progress, BMW Motorrad says that its aim is to be on the box in 2020, and surely that means on the top step on more than one occasion.
“Continuity and stability are critical factors for the success of a project,” said Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director.
“Tom Sykes has consistently moved in a forward direction with the new BMW S1000RR. This is the fruit of harmonious collaboration. Which is why we are delighted to be continuing this shared journey in the upcoming season.”
“I’m proud to be continuing in to the 2020 season with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. After such a successful year so far with the all-new BMW S1000RR, which is still very early in its development, gives me great motivation moving forward,” said Tom Sykes.
“I really enjoy the development part and we are certainly moving in a strong way. Of course, with the support from the whole of the team and the prestigious BMW brand my expectations for the 2020 season will certainly move higher and back to where I feel most natural.”
“I will also take this moment to welcome Eugene on board. I’m looking forward to have him as a team-mate for 2020.”
Source: BMW Motorrad; Photo: © 2019 Jensen Beeler / Asphalt & Rubber – All Rights Reserved
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