Reigning MCE British Superbike champions SMR have pulled the covers off their new BMW S1000RR machinery as they prepare for their World Superbike debut this weekend in Phillip Island.
Switching to BMW machinery from Yamaha as part of the step up to the world championship, BSB champion Josh Brookes and former GP race winner Karol Abraham unveiled the new bikes today at the Australian track.
Speaking at the launch, team boss Shaun Muir spoke of the pride the whole team feels at graduating successfully to the world championship.
“It’s a proud moment for the team and our sponsors to unveil the bikes and riders to the wider public here at Phillip Island. The build up to this point in time has been tremendous. My team and riders have faced every possible challenge in such a short period of time. Logistically and technically we have ticked every box.
“In fourteen weeks we have gone from a domestic championship winning team to World Superbike contenders. With just six problematic test days behind us, we hit the track here at Round 1 in Australia. It’s clear and obvious we are on the back foot in terms of on track performance, however I have every faith in the team and especially Karel and Josh that they will start to get the feel and understanding of the Milwaukee BMW 1000RR and results will follow.”