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BMW Motorrad BoxerCup 2019 – A resounding success in the first season.
01.10.2019 Press Release
A magnificent finale at the Hockenheimring finishes the first BoxerCup season. To be continued in 2020.
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Munich. Last week the new version of the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup promoted by Wilbers celebrated its spectacular season finale at the Hockenheimring. With a record starter field of 21 riders, the last race of the season offered more than 17,000 weekend visitors plenty of action and excitement. Since all riders in the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup promoted by Wilbers compete against each other on same-specification BMW R nineT Racer machines, gripping neck-and-neck duels were guaranteed until the very last racing day. Christof “Fifty” Höfer (Team Wunderlich Motorsport) won for the sixth time on Saturday and took all-over victory for the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup 2019.
Henning Putzke, Head of BMW Motorrad Germany said: “We are very happy to see the BMW Motorrad BoxerCup undergo such a tremendous revival in the 2019 season. After this successful start, the team and the riders are highly motivated. Currently we are working on a concept with the company Wilbers for continuing the racing series as part of the IDM 2020. We will publish details such as a provisional racing calendar as soon as possible.”
Equal conditions for everyone.
In the BoxerCup, teams line up on technical identical BMW R nineT Racer machines which have been modified for use on the race track. All bikes have the same modifications, including Wilbers fork alteration and shock absorbers, Ilmberger carbon cylinder head covers, engine spoiler and tail panel, Akrapovič sports silencer and titanium manifold, BMW Motorrad ABS with racing software, Gilles Tooling footrest system with shift reverse option and standardised Dunlop tyres. As such, victory or defeat is determined solely by the rider’s skills, courage – and a little bit of luck.
With riders from Germany, Switzerland, Belgium and the USA, the Cup was international in format right from the outset. In addition to racing newcomers and experienced amateurs, “old warhorses” from the motorcycle racing scene such as Harald Kitsch and Nate Kern also signed up and delivered exciting racing action.
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Liane Drews, BMW Motorrad Communication
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Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communication BMW Motorrad
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