BMW Motorrad has confirmed it will field a works entry in the World Endurance Championship next season with a team led by Werner Daemen.
The factory has already taken mutiple podiums in WorldSBK with the new S1000RR and wants to expand its horizons further but will stop short of a MotoGP programme.
“As part of our customer racing programme, we have had a presence in the FIM EWC for several years and we are looking forward to taking the next step with the new BMW S 1000 RR and having a works involvement there now,” said BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers.
“Werner Daemen’s MRP team is a competent partner with a wealth of racing experience, who is also already very familiar with the new RR. We’re also excited to have Dunlop on board and part of this project as tyre partner. Dunlop will also provide strong support with their expertise.
“The objective is clear: The first season in this top-level world championship will be a year of learning in which we want to become more and more competitive step by step. In the longer term our aim is to be up there among the leading pack and battling for the title.”