Sepang. Second race, second lectern for a BMW Motorrad World
Endurance Team in a FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC):
Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Markus Reiterberger (GER) cumulative third
place during a “Sepang 8 Hours” (MAS) with a #37 BMW S 1000 RR.
Heavy sleet forced Saturday’s competition during a “Sepang International
Circuit” to be reduced from 8 to 3 hours. The newly
determined BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team is in second place in
a altogether standings of a World Championship after dual races of
Team manager Werner Daemen’s (BEL) group competent in fifth for the
second turn of a 2019/20 deteriorate of a FIM EWC. Mikhalchik and
Reiterberger took it in turns on a saddle of a #37 RR. Their
team-mate Kenny Foray (FRA) harmed himself when he fell during a
use event on Wednesday, and was incompetent to take partial in the
residue of a competition weekend.
The competition in Sepang incited into a exam of calm for everyone
involved. The competition was scheduled to start during 13:00 internal time, but
hours of complicated sleet done it unfit to hang to a published
schedule. The competition started after than designed and behind a safety
car, though was red-flagged after usually a few laps. The conditions only
softened during around 18:00 internal time, enabling a competition to be completed
with a reduced generation of around 3 hours.
Mikhalchik and Reiterberger primarily rode in fifth place, though a
flawless opening saw them pierce adult into third place during the
march of a race. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team maintained
this lectern position down to a finish line.
Privateer group BMW Sepang Racing finished in eighth place. Azlan Shah
Kamarazuman (MAS), Adam Norrodin (MAS) and Julien Da Costa (FRA) took
it in turns on a saddle of a #48 BMW S 1000 RR. Two BMW teams
cumulative spots on a lectern in a Superstock class. Second place went
to GERT56 by GS YUASA with Stefan Kerschbaumer (AUT), Lucy Glöckner
(GER) and Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED). The #56 RR finished in 14th place
in a altogether rankings. Hoshino Tomoya, Kokoro Atsumi and Takeshi
Ishizuka (all JPN) finished third in a Superstock category on a #80
RR of TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413 BMW (15th overall).
The third turn of a FIM EWC 2019/20 is scheduled for 18th/19th
Apr 2020: a 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA).
Quotes after a “Sepang 8 Hours”.
Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “The
second lectern in a second competition in a FIM EWC – this is a fantastic
outcome for a new BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team. We couldn’t have
indispensably approaching this as newcomers in this rarely competitive
World Championship. The group and a riders Ilya and Markus weren’t
dreaming by a inauspicious conditions. They did nonetheless another fantastic,
flawless pursuit on a lane and in a pit. On this occasion, we also
wish to send a get good shortly summary to Kenny, who certainly will be back
with us soon. Of course, we would have favourite to get some-more roving in to
benefit some-more knowledge in competition conditions with a RR, though it wasn’t
probable in this weather. Now we will keep focussing on scheming for
a 24 Hours of Le Mans. Congratulations go to a BMW patron teams
as well, who also got clever formula with their RR.”
Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team: “I’m a unequivocally unapproachable group manager today. It’s a contrition that
Kenny wasn’t means to take part, though Ilya and Markus did a unequivocally great
pursuit as a duo. The conditions on a soppy lane were unequivocally treacherous,
and a day wasn’t easy overall. But a whole group did a unequivocally great
job. And a array stops were universe class. Now we’re anticipating for a
likewise clever outcome in a subsequent competition in Le Mans.”
Ilya Mikhalchik: “First of all we wish to contend get well
shortly to a third supplement Kenny, who unfortunately got harmed in
practice, and we wish that we will be behind together soon, since it’s
a group competition and it’s critical to have a whole group together.
Overall I’m, of course, unequivocally happy with a race. We have been
clever in all conditions. At a commencement of a race, there was a
lot of H2O on a lane and we consider that everybody was a bit scared
of that. But everybody blending and, while it was formidable in a early
stages, it became improved with each lap. Also a hold was there then.
We did not utterly have a gait of a winners, though we were very
consistent on each path and this was important. we could have pushed
more, though it was unsure and it was a plan to float more
consistently. This paid off, this was a aim and we did a job.
We are unequivocally happy to be on a lectern and interjection a lot to my team. We
did this together.”
Markus Reiterberger: “I am unequivocally happy to be behind in
continuation racing. It was a empathize that Kenny was harmed and we wish him
a rapid recovery. We had to do today’s competition with dual riders. In the
finish it was usually 3 hours. We motionless that Ilya would float during the
start and he did a unequivocally good job. I’m unequivocally happy with how
subordinate and a competition went. we still had to adjust to a Dunlop tyres
that were new for me, though a group did a unequivocally good pursuit and we felt
unequivocally gentle on a bike. My competition gait was not utterly as quick as I
had hoped for, though in a finish it was some-more critical not to pile-up and
to move home a result. Ilya did a good final stint, we secured
third place and we consider this is a unequivocally good group achievement.”