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  • Judith Pieper-Köhler

FIM Endurance World Championship: next stop - Estoril!

Markus Reiterberger and the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team with the number 37 BMW M 1000 RR are guests at the beautiful Portuguese Riviera this week. The 12-hour race in Estoril is the second stop of the season for the FIM Endurance World Championship 2021. Last year, the World Championship made a visit to the 4.182 km long Circuit do Estoril for the first time and finished the 2020 season there.

This weekend, Reiti and his team will again ride for important points and, like in Le Mans at the legendary 24-hour race, hope for another precious metal and a podium place. The conditions are good and the motivation is high after the successful trip to the Spanish championship for the Bavarian a few weeks ago and the tests with the Dunlop test team that went well.

The action on the racetrack started yesterday with a private day of testing in Portugal. The official qualifying practice for the race, which runs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. local time on Saturday, will take place on Thursday and Friday. You can follow the racing action live again on

Markus Reiterberger: “We are very confident and I am going to the next race in Estoril very motivated. We have fond memories of the event last year. The racetrack is really awesome and works well with our bike. The tyres also work very well on that track. It looks like it will be pretty warm over the weekend. That could be a challenge, but we are well prepared. I hope that we can all call on our services. Ilya won't be there this weekend because he starts at the IDM at the Nürburgring. With Kenny (Foray) and Xavi (Forés) and of course myself, we are well positioned for the weekend. As a team, we've evaluated a lot since the Le Mans race and a test in Navarra in Spain, and we've been able to adapt and improve the overall package for all of us. I hope that we can take another step forward and fight for victory. I wish for an accident-free and successful weekend. I'm really looking forward to it. "

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