Milestone during Portimão: Michael outpost der Mark annals initial win for a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team on a BMW M 1000 RR.

Portimão. The checkered dwindle for a Superpole competition on Sunday
morning during Portimão (POR) was greeted with eternal celebrations in
a BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team array area. Michael outpost der Mark (NED)
won a competition on his BMW M 1000 RR and a group distinguished a first
win for BMW Motorrad Motorsport given returning to a FIM Superbike
World Championship (WorldSBK). The outcome outlines a subsequent important
miracle for a project. Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad,
was during Portimão for a competition weekend and was a initial to offer his congratulations.


Van der Mark was already on quick form during a stormy warm-up
session, posting a best time on Sunday morning. The sleet had stopped
in time for a Superpole competition though a circuit had not dusty out.
Starting from fifth on a grid, outpost der Mark had already changed adult to
third by a finish of path one. He afterwards upheld Toprak Razgatlioglu (TUR /
Yamaha) and changed into second place on path two. On a subsequent lap, he
left Scott Redding (GBR / Ducati) behind to take a lead. Van der
Mark never looked approaching to obey his lead, claiming the
long-awaited initial win after 10 laps – entirely 5.330 seconds forward of
his rivals.


Having won a Superpole race, outpost der Mark started a afternoon’s
second competition from stick position. That competition took place in sunny
conditions on a dry surface. However, a technical emanate prevented him
from ascent a genuine conflict and he finished a second competition in sixth place.


Eugene Laverty (IRL), racing in place of Tom Sykes (GBR) again at
Portimão, changed adult from 13th on a grid to ninth position in the
Superpole race. In a afternoon’s second race, he crossed a line in
tenth place. Jonas Folger (GER) from a Bonovo MGM Racing team
finished a Superpole competition in 13th place, and afterwards crossed a line
in 15th position in a afternoon’s second race. As a group will not
be competing in a dual arriving abroad events, these were Folger’s
final WorldSBK races of a season.


The Italian highwayman group B-Max Racing Team raced during Portimão with a
wildcard for supplement Gabriele Ruiu (ITA). Ruiu finished 15th in the
Superpole race. He late early from both categorical races over a weekend.


The eleventh spin of a deteriorate during Portimão outlines a finish of the
European deteriorate in a WorldSBK 2021. The racing continues in two
weeks with a penultimate eventuality of a deteriorate in Argentina, while the
culmination will take place in Indonesia in November.


Quotes after competition dual during Portimão.


Dr. Markus Schramm, Head of BMW Motorrad: “It is
something special to secure a initial win for a plan like this. I
also consider that we as a group have deserved this, and it shows that we
are streamer in a right direction. We are all unapproachable of this win,
that is an critical step for a plan that we are aiming to
rise gradually. Congratulations to Michael outpost der Mark, a entire
BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and everybody concerned in this success. I
would like to appreciate them all for their efforts and their tough work.”


Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “This
win is a genuine miracle for a project. It is only shining and I
would like to appreciate a whole team. Thanks to BMW Motorrad as well
for ancillary this project. The conditions were flattering special this
morning with a soppy surface. Mickey showed during a warm-up that he
is intensely quick and afterwards constructed a glorious opening in the
Superpole race. We know that a motorbike also goes unequivocally good in
a wet. None of us will forget him channel a line in a hurry. The
stick position afterwards gave us a best starting position we can have for
a second race. Unfortunately, Mickey was struggling with an issue
though that can't spoil a pleasure during his victory. Eugene was not so
happy with a motorbike in a soppy this morning, though we were still
means to make swell for a Superpole competition and he available another
dual top-ten finishes. Overall, it was a unequivocally certain weekend for us.”


Shaun Muir, Team Principal BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team:
“I am really, unequivocally happy for everybody in a project. We
have worked very, unequivocally tough to get into this position. We are
desirous and we have valid that by a stairs we have finished over the
years. It is still unequivocally early in a plan deliberation we lost
roughly a year due to Covid. we am gratified for Mickey as well. To put
him behind on a lectern and afterwards to win that competition only gives him the
certainty and meaningful we are going in a right direction. This
weekend we knew all along, from subordinate on. We had a good gait in
a soppy and in a dry and we consider that was a prerogative for him and the
whole group so we am unequivocally gratified for everybody. In competition two, Mickey
finished an fine start. We mislaid a few places though he was in a right group
though we had a technical emanate in a center of a race. At that point
he was second quickest on lane and we consider a lectern for certain was in
sight, though with a circumstances, a breeze conditions and everything,
we take that sixth position. For Eugene to mount in on a second
weekend in a quarrel he did a illusory job. To finish in a top-ten
opposite guys who have been racing in a championship for a full
deteriorate only shows a peculiarity there so he has finished accurately what we
approaching from him. Overall, it has been a successful weekend. Now we
are streamer abroad and we wish we can get Tom fit and prepared for
Argentina and get a group behind to full strength.”


Michael outpost der Mark, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team:
“Yeah, it was a flattering good day. Of course, this morning it
was good to get a win with a BMW M1000 RR. It was a good competition and I
already felt good in a sleet from this morning, and this carried
by into a race, even when it started to dry, we still had a good
feeling on a bike. I’m happy to take a win for BMW Motorrad and
a whole team. Race 2 we didn’t get a good start, though we felt we had
good gait though unfortunately we had some issues that cost me a lot of
time and afterwards my competition from there was a bit waste as we couldn’t catch
adult a guys in front. We have to learn, though during a finish it was not a
bad Sunday.”


Eugene Laverty, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team: “It was
an OK day, though we am not confident with a competition formula as we wanted to
be serve adult a field. We have attempted to make a bike cave and we
did make some swell in a dry competition this afternoon, though we still
couldn’t get a bike to bucket a front and have agility, so it was
tough to finish like that. The soppy competition was nice. we did onslaught in
a initial 3 laps to get feverishness into a back tyre though once we got
some heat in a tyre it was enjoyable, and we got a good
outcome from it.”


Jonas Folger, Bonovo MGM Racing: “It’s a box of
churned emotions for me. On a one hand, we am unhappy to be withdrawal the
team. On a other hand, we am also a small bit relieved that a
formidable year is now over. The final competition was not an easy one either,
as we had problems in a peak and when exiting corners. we couldn’t do
any correct slides out of a turn, as my slides were really
aggressive, so we only got it to a finish line. we would like to thank
a whole team. We changed adult to a WorldSBK together this year. They
are all good people and we had a lot of fun together. we will
positively remember a good moments and they will all have a place in
my heart.”