Mat Mladin linked to WSB ride with BMW

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Seven times AMA Superbike champion Mat Mladin could be poised for a sensational switch to WSB in 2010.

The 37 year old Australian who retired at the end of the 2009 season has been linked with a second BMW Superbike team to race in World Superbike.

Speculation started earlier this week when Mladin tweeted the following message:

“A couple of world superbike offers have come my way in the past month. 1 of them is very good in regards to machinery. decisions decisions ;-)”

MCN has learned that there is substance to his words with the new Alfred Inzingher BMW team the most likely place for the 82 time AMA race winner.

Inzinger is no stranger to success having won the WSB crown with Australian Troy Corser in 1996 onboard the Powerhorse Ducati.

Sources in Australia have confirmed to MCN that there is a potential test being lined up at Eastern Creek in Australia for Mladin to get his first ride on the S1000RR.

Should Mladin make the switch to WSB he would be following in the footsteps of former AMA rival Ben Spies.

Mladin would also add serious credibility to the series that already boasts world champions and MotoGP stars.

Michael Guy

By Michael Guy

Sports Editor, former 250-racer and adventure rider