Fores joins BMW’s works World Endurance squad

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FHO BMW Bennetts British Superbike teamster Xavi Fores has been drafted into the factory BMW World Endurance team alongside Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik,

The 2021 season comprises five events and gets underway on 17th/18th April with the 24-hour race at Le Mans. BMW’s home race is scheduled for 23rd May, with the eight-hour race at Oschersleben (GER). The season continues on 18th July with the eight-hour race at Suzuka (JPN).

The legendary 24-hour Bol d’Or will take place at Le Castellet (FRA) on 18th and 19th September, before Estoril in Portugal once again hosts the season finale with the 12-hour race on 16th October. Ahead of the season, BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team will complete several tests.

“I am really excited to be part of the BMW works team in the FIM Endurance World Championship, especially because I already know some of the people inside the team from the past when I was riding in the IDM,” said Fores.

“I have always had a very good relationship with Markus Reiterberger and Werner Daemen in particular so it’s going to be nice to work with them. It’s a strong project and I am sure that we are going to fight for the title this season.

“That has to be the target because I feel that we have the potential and as riders, with Markus and Ilya, we can add to a very strong package. So I am really happy and especially really looking forward to starting testing in order to prepare for the first race, the 24 hours of Le Mans.”