- Judith Pieper-Köhler
home race for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team at the 24H SPA EWC Motos
24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps marks the second round of the FIM Endurance World Championship 2022.
BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team is well prepared after successful testing with the #37 BMW M 1000 RR.
Markus Reiterberger, Ilya Mikhalchik, Jérémy Guarnoni competing in the race; Kenny Foray completes the team.
Spa-Francorchamps. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team has been looking forward to the 24H SPA EWC Motos at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) for some time. The home race for the squad led by Team Manager Werner Daemen in the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) will take place this coming weekend (2nd to 5th June). Markus Reiterberger (GER), Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Jérémy Guarnoni (FRA) will once again be in action during the race on the #37 BMW M 1000 RR, with Kenny Foray (FRA) completing the team as the fourth rider. The 24H SPA EWC Motos represents the return of endurance racing to Spa-Francorchamps after two decades away. The 24-hour race in the Ardennes region of Belgium is the second event of the season in the FIM EWC 2022. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team was also among the favourites at the opening race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) in mid-April. However, the team was forced to retire after a stone pierced the radiator, causing engine damage. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team has prepared for the 24-hour race with successful testing at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps that saw Reiterberger setting new lap records on the #37 BMW M 1000 RR. Further private training sessions on Tuesday will be followed by free practice and qualifying on Thursday and Friday. The 24-hour race starts on Saturday 4th June at 13:00. Markus Reiterberger: “The great testing that we had at Spa has provided plenty of motivation. We posted the best laps and also produced the best racing pace. We were also able to work well with the tyres and found a good package that suits us. Now it’s about improving a few minor things on the bike. Spa is a cracking circuit and I am really looking forward to the race. However, 24 hours is a long time and it will be tough, particularly on this circuit. It’s quite tense during the night as it gets relatively dark but that is a challenge we are looking forward to. I hope that we will definitely be battling for the podium, if not for the win. That is our objective.”