- Judith Pieper-Köhler
(EN) Preview Magny Cours / France
Last event on European sole in Magny-Cours / France
And finally the season on European sole is getting to an end this weekend in Magny-Cours/France, on the racetrack, where Markus Reiterberger won his European STK1000 title last year. Only two events of the FIM MOTUL Superbike world championship, one in Argentina and the season finale in Qatar, will follow.
The BMW Motorrad World Superbike Team had gathered together again, after the long summer break, three weeks ago in Portugal. The next stop will guide the BMW factory team to France. The track in the South of Paris appeared in 1991 for the first time on the Superbike calendar, but disappeared again and is now a fixed venue of the WorldSBK season since 2003. Magny-Cours offers different tight corners, three slow hairpin bends and one fast straight. You cannot ride a natural rhythm on this technical demanding layout. This will not be easy for the 25-years-old Bavarian, but also at the eleventh round of the Superbike world championship 2019 he will give his best again.
For all those who also want to show their support to „Reiti“ he now started the end of season sale on his online shop. Up to 75% discount are waiting for you at www.reiti-racing.com on the available items. Only as long as in stock!
Markus Reiterberger #28: “Magny-Cours is a cool track. I won the title in the FIM European Superstock 1000 Championship there last year which is why I have great memories of this track. It wasn’t an easy track for us, but we did really well there, and I think that the new RR will be even better on the track. I hope that I won’t be far behind my team-mate and, if possible, will be able to ride on a par with him. My primary goal is to improve my race pace, and I hope that we will take another step forward in terms of tuning, like we did at Portimão. I’m looking forward to the weekend and I would like to have a good final weekend in Europe before heading overseas.”