BMW WorldSBK team boss Shaun Muir is targeting top-six finishes for his team at this weekend’s Jerez round after a successful Misano test.
Even though the squad aren’t expecting any significant engine changes until after the summer break, Muir is confident Tom Sykes and Marcius Reiterberger can challenge at the business end of the field in Andalucia.
“Following on from a successful test at Misano last week, both Tom and Markus have got a good and positive feeling to take to Jerez this weekend,” said the Guisborough businessman.
“Markus for sure has made a step forward with his feeling and balance of the bike and we hope that we can transfer this into Jerez. He’s had a good history in Jerez at the past so I feel it could be a positive circuit for him.
“Equally Tom came away from the test with a good feeling too. A lot of parts were tested, even though we had some changeable weather. But overall, both riders and the team are feeling confident for Jerez.
“We feel that we can certainly challenge for the top six positions over the course of the weekend and the weather looks very promising, too, so that will be good for some consistency. So overall, we’re in a good, strong position.”