BMW’s factory-backed WorldSBK team completed a successful test at the Lausitzring using a host of new parts and settings at the German circuit.
Both Eugene Laverty and Tom Sykes were present and it is rumoured the team have a completely new engine spec for the 2020 S1000RR.
We had a fantastic test at the Lausitzring. It was great to be back riding my BMW S 1000 RR after nearly four months off due to the pandemic but I am still getting to know that bike,” said Laverty.
“It’s only the fourth track that I rode it on so it has been so beneficial to come here and ride it at the Lausitzring. We really benefitted from the big amount of track time in sunny conditions. Now we are ready to race again and we will be back stronger than ever.”
Sykes added: “After such a long period off the bike with this tricky moment in time, it is an absolute pleasure to be here at the Lausitzring and back testing with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team.
“It is fair to say that while everybody was stuck at home there has been a lot of work going on, certainly a lot of development, so this test has proved to be very vital. We certainly gathered a lot of information.
“It was good and it’s a great feeling to be back on the BMW S 1000 RR. Now we all are looking forward to returning to racing shortly.”