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BMW Motorrad BoxerCup – motorcycle racing with guaranteed edge-of-seat thrills.
20.05.2019 Press Release
Successful start to the racing series at Lausitzring.
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Munich. Last week the new version of the BMW Motorrad
BoxerCup promoted by Wilbers saw its premiere at Lausitzring – and the
series got off to an excellent start. All riders compete on identical
BMW R nineT Racer machines, so gripping neck-and-neck duels are
guaranteed. On the first racing weekend there were 13 riders out to
collect points. Even in the qualifying sessions, podium positions were
separated by mere hundredths of a second. The race itself saw riders
battling it out for places, promising huge excitement for the
remaining five racing events, which will definitely be worth attending.
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 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 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
is 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 have also
signed up. Another entrant who is always good for a surprise is
Christof “Fifty” Höfer, well-known blogger and 2017 winner of the
Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Cup.
Exciting premiere at Lausitzring.
As things turned out, these were the very names that left their mark
at the Lausitzring premiere. The two riders of Team Wunderlich
Motorsport – Chris Höfer (GER) and Nate Kern (USA) – proved
unbeatable. Höfer finished first in both heats, while team colleague
Nate Kern (USA) came in second on each occasion – a perfect double
victory. Third place on the podium went to Marvin Jürgens (GER / Team
Motorsport Burgdorf) on both occasions.
The next BMW Motorrad BoxerCup races:
21. – 23.06.2019 Zolder (BEL)
26. – 28.07.2019 Schleiz (GER)
09. – 11.08.2019 Most (CZ)
06. – 08.09.2019 Assen (NL)
27. – 29.09.2019 Hockenheim (GER)
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In case of queries please contact:
Liane Drews, Communications BMW Motorrad
Tel.: +49 89 382-60964, Liane.Drews@bmw.de
Tim Diehl-Thiele, Head of Communications Motorrad
Tel.: +49 89 382-57505, Tim.Diehl-Thiele@bmw.de
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