Third place on a lectern for a BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team in thespian 12-hour competition during Estoril.

Estoril. Second competition and a second lectern finish for a BMW
Motorrad World Endurance Team and a new #37 BMW M 1000 RR in the
FIM Endurance World Championship 2021 (FIM EWC). In the, during times,
thespian 12-hour competition during Estoril (POR), Xavi Forés (ESP), Markus
Reiterberger (GER) and Kenny Foray (FRA) cumulative third place on the
lectern as during a Le Mans (FRA) deteriorate opener. Once again they
battled their approach behind adult a domain impressively after a tumble in the
opening theatre forced a group right down a domain to start with.
The lectern finish was a wise benefaction for Team Manager Werner
Daemen’s 50th birthday.

 

Everything was going ideally for a BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team to start with. Starting from second on a grid, Forés took the
lead after usually a few minutes. The #37 M RR forsaken behind into second
place quickly after about 50 minutes, though was shortly behind in front.
Reiterberger afterwards extended a lead though after roughly dual and a half
hours of racing Foray skidded while in a lead and fell. He returned
a #37 M RR to a pits and after a correct mangle durability 4 and a
half mins it was behind to a race. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance
Team was temporarily in 20th place and trailing by 4 laps, though from
there a usually approach was up.

 

The rest of a competition was violent during times, with several race
leaders dropping right down a domain after falls or issues, though went
though a join for Forés, Reiterberger and Foray and they finished up
place after place with quick trail times. Forés hold a fastest trail time
of a whole domain for utterly some time. After 5 hours of racing
they had worked their approach into a tip ten. The contingent was in sixth
place after 7 hours, and changed adult into fourth place shortly after,
when dual motorbikes in a heading container collided. That was when the
BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team set about shortening a domain to the
tip three.

 

In a final theatre a competition became something of a genuine sprint
thriller. Ninety mins before a finish a group heading during that time
grown a problem that put a lectern within picturesque strech of the
#37 M RR. When all a teams had finished their final array stops 30
mins before a checkered flag, Reiterberger, a shutting rider,
was usually 10 seconds off a podium. He unequivocally went for it and set the
team’s fastest competition trail in a final army (just six-thousandths of a
second behind a fastest trail overall). Reiterberger sealed a opening to
dual seconds – and usually a few mins before a finish of a race, the
supplement in third place finished adult in a gravel. That privileged a trail to
third place and a second lectern finish in a row. After 416 laps,
Reiterberger crossed a finish line in third place with a #37 M RR,
usually 0.976 seconds behind second place.

 

The highwayman BMW patrol Team LRP Poland finished in 16th place. The
riders of a #90 BMW S 1000 RR were Nigel Walraven (NED), Stefan
Kerschbaumer (AUT) and Thomas Gradinger (AUT).

 

Quotes after a ‘12 Hours of Estoril’.

 

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:
“Congratulations to a whole group on another fantastic
performance. It was a genuine thriller and story steady itself. It
was identical to Le Mans: heading shortly after a start, afterwards a
setback, afterwards relocating adult a domain to finish on a podium. We weren’t
utterly means to competition during a gait in a initial army with a cold track
temperatures. Things went unequivocally good from a second army and our
gait was unequivocally good adequate to win. Unfortunately, Kenny fell and
we forsaken down to P20. Everyone did a pretentious pursuit in a ensuing
competition to locate up. Our gait was unequivocally good down to a wire, but
practically we wouldn’t have finished improved than P4 or P5. But the
other teams also gifted a few dramas, so a conflict for P2 to P4
was unequivocally tighten in a end. We had to change a brakes, that was
planned, though a final dual stints from Xavi and Markus were incredibly
clever so we unequivocally piled a vigour on a supplement in third place. To
finish adult finishing in P3 reduction than one second behind second place –
after a tumble during a commencement – we have to be gratified with that
result. We saw that we had a gait compulsory to win. Now we are in a
unequivocally good starting position for a rest of a season, and a motto
for a Bol d’Or in Sep is ‘full attack’. After all, we are
still in with a possibility of winning a universe championship. We still
have some work to do, though have a unequivocally good team, a unequivocally good bike, and
a intensity to turn even better. I’d like to appreciate a team, they
did a illusory job, were good in a array stops, and I’m happy that
we could symbol Werner Daemen’s 50th birthday by gifting him this podium.”

 

Werner Daemen, Team Manager BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team:
“What a large day. It was a unequivocally sparkling day, to be honest.
I’m unequivocally enjoying my benefaction now. It also was a unequivocally formidable day
with a pile-up and some tiny issues though in a finish we got a podium
and we am really, unequivocally happy. we consider a group again did a good job
and solely for a crash, all was ideal and we showed again
that we are among a tip runners in a World Championship. we am sure
that shortly we can strech a tip step of a podium.”

 

Markus Reiterberger: “Xavi did a good opening stint.
we took over being in a lead, was means to extend a opening again and
palm over a bike in a lead, too. Unfortunately, Kenny afterwards fell.
Initially, that was a reversal for us all though we kept a concentration and
always pronounced that we try to get a best out of it. 12 hours is not as
prolonged as 24 hours though we still can grasp something. Xavi did really
clever trail times and we afterwards was able, generally in my final stint, to
give my everything. The bike worked ideally for me in cooler
conditions. we unequivocally pushed and if a competition had lasted one trail more,
even second place would have been possible. But we finished it to the
lectern and that is a categorical thing. We are still in a brew in the
World Championship.”

 

Xavi Forés: “It was a unequivocally tough race. Honestly,
after a pile-up we could not design to finish on a podium. But we
had a unequivocally good pace, a bike was operative unequivocally well, so credit to
all a group that worked amazingly to repair a bike in a approach that I
could get 1:39 times in all my stints. we am unequivocally happy with the
opening we had all weekend. We have shown that we are really
clever and as shortly as we can finish a competition with no mistakes or
issues we will be on a tip step. Thank we to a whole group and to
Markus and Kenny; they did an extraordinary job. Now hurl on Le Castellet in September.”

 

Kenny Foray: “First of all we wish to apologize for my
crash. It was a tiny mistake though it what it is. we am very
unhappy about it since we consider currently it was probable to easily
win. The bike was perfect, a tyre, too, and a riders were strong.
Especially my team-mates were incredible. we adore continuation for that;
we never give adult and that we could make it to a lectern was
fantastic. A large appreciate we to a team, appreciate we to Xavi and Markus,
since it was an implausible bid today.”