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  • Judith Pieper-Köhler

Second place on the grid for Reiti and the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team at the season finale

The stage is set for the final round of the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) in the Czech city of Most. In Thursday’s qualifying session, the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team secured a good starting position for the six-hour race on Saturday. Markus Reiterberger and his two teammates Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Kenny Foray (FRA) qualified second with the #37 BMW M 1000 RR.

While qualifying is usually held over two days in the FIM EWC, both sessions of the individual qualifying groups took place on Thursday in Most. The average of the fastest times set by each of a team’s riders in their respective qualifying groups is used to determine the grid positions. Reiterberger set the very fastest time of qualifying in his first session, with a lap of 1:33.191 minutes. The six-hour race in Most gets underway at 11:00 CEST on Saturday 9th October. Follow the action live at Eurosport or Servus-TV.

Markus Reiterberger: “So far, the days here in Most have been really good, and the qualifying sessions also went very well. We set the fastest qualifying lap of the entire field, which is something I am very proud of. We have consistently improved the bike, which is now in very good condition, both for a flying lap and over the full race distance. I really like the track in Most. It is very cool, but the conditions are superb for fast laps. We are excellently equipped for the race. We hope we get off to a good start, that the weather plays ball, and that we get through the race without any problems. Then we will really have a chance to challenge for the win.”

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