Highs and lows for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team as the WorldSBK visits Barcelona for the first time.

Sat Sep 19 18:41:00 CEST 2020 Press Release A first for the WorldSBK. The sixth event of the 2020 season saw the WorldSBK make a first visit to the ‘Circuit de Catalunya’ near Barcelona (ESP). The Saturday was characterised by highs and lows for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed fourth place…

Sat Sep 19 18: 41: 00 CEST 2020 Press Launch

A very first for the WorldSBK. The sixth party of the 2020 season observed the WorldSBK make a to start with pay a visit to to the ‘Circuit de Catalunya’ in the vicinity of Barcelona (ESP). The Saturday was characterised by highs and lows for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Group. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed fourth position on the grid with his BMW S 1000 RR in Superpole qualifying but had to retire from the race. Eugene Laverty (IRL) completed the to start with race in eleventh spot.

Barcelona. A to start with for the FIM Superbike Earth Championship
(WorldSBK). The sixth party of the 2020 period noticed the WorldSBK make
a 1st stop by to the ‘Circuit de Catalunya’ around Barcelona (ESP).
The Saturday was characterised by highs and lows for the BMW
Motorrad WorldSBK Staff. Tom Sykes (GBR) claimed fourth spot on the
grid with his BMW S 1000 RR in Superpole qualifying but experienced to
retire from the race. Eugene Laverty (IRL) concluded the initial race
in eleventh location.

It experienced rained right before Superpole qualification and the track was continue to
drying. Sykes gave an additional potent general performance and fourth on the grid
represented a excellent starting issue for the race. Nevertheless, he fell back again
a little bit throughout the confusion at the start and completed lap a single in sixth
area. Shortly afterwards, he was pressured to head for the pits because of to a
specialized issue and then retire from the race.

His group-mate Laverty concluded Superpole in twelfth position. Laverty
was equipped to shift up at the begin but then misplaced some positions to tumble
again to 16th for a while. He then started out the chase from
there, relocating up to 14th by the finish of lap 8 and then
improved additional all through the closing phase. He crossed the line in
eleventh location.

Estimates just after race a single at Barcelona.

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “On
behalf of the team, I can only apologise to Tom. We are having difficulties
with issues that manifest sporadically and we have not nonetheless been equipped to
get the base of these issues or to fully comprehend them. We will be
changing the full technique for tomorrow. Eugene also had a little
technical issue with the tank ventilation at the get started of the race,
which intended that he could not match the speed to get started with. Even so,
he was capable to capture up in the closing stage and at minimum he managed
to arrive at eleventh place. In summary: from their speed, both riders
could have accomplished significantly a lot more but some unacceptable flaws prevented
this. We will do everything to uncover the factors for this and avoid
more disappointments.”

Eugene Laverty: “It was a disappointing working day. After
the rain ahead of Superpole, the monitor was amazingly slippery in the
dry situations, so we could not discover any grip and qualified down in
P12. For the duration of the opening lap of the race I found myself in tenth, which
was okay, but unfortunately we had a complex difficulty as every time
on the straight I was finding included in gas spray from the
air flow of the full tank so I couldn’t see appropriately. As a final result,
I was dropping 50 percent a second for every lap, but I didn’t want to give up. It
requires a great deal for me to throw the towel in and I desired to continue to keep going.
Fortuitously, whenever the gas load came down, the gasoline stress situation
went away so I was in a position to control the issue right until the stop of the race
and seize 11th.”

Tom Sykes: “Unfortunately, it is been a little bit of a
demanding working day. We had an situation at the beginning of Superpole which
was much from suitable, and as the track experienced been wet earlier in the
session and was drying out, we needed the monitor time to realize the
restrictions of the circuit prior to placing the qualifying tyre on.
The good news is, we have been able to salvage a decent lap time on the BMW S 1000
RR even just after a few problems and were capable to get started in fourth
placement. In yesterday’s totally free exercise, we did a ton of function in the direction of
the race, so we felt perfectly geared up in the dry and moist ailments. So I
was hunting forward to the race. However, on the sighting lap we
endured once again with another electrical situation. Obviously I tried using driving
the first couple of laps to see if I could slot into a posture but the bike
was unmanageable with no traction control and there was a little bit of
inconsistency on motor braking. By that stage I experienced lost that lots of
areas it was pointless keeping out so I made the decision to arrive in to try deal with
the concern so that at minimum we could collect some info alongside the way.
That was not to be. There is do the job to be finished but we will maintain centered
and try collect some momentum likely into tomorrow’s two races.”

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