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2015 season marks BMW Motorrad UK’s most comprehensive commitment to motorcycle racing.

Nine supported riders line up in the British Superbike & Superstock 1000 championships this season.

The 2015 racing season will see BMW Motorrad UK’s most comprehensive commitment to British motorcycle racing, with nine riders across the MCE British Superbikes and Pirelli National Superstock 1000 championships.

The HP Race Support programme brings world-class expertise from the BMW Motorrad factory where the designers, racing experts and hugely experienced personnel from across the company hold an unrivalled knowledge of the workings of the RR. Privateer racing teams around the world benefit from the programme, all the while feeding back information to the factory and further helping development in the future.

In addition to the official Tyco BMW team with Michael Laverty, Tommy Bridewell and Alastair Seeley, six other riders are supported with the Buildbase BMW Motorrad, Smiths Racing, RAF Reserves BMW, Riders Cardiff and Trik Moto teams.

This year will also see BMW Motorrad’s presence in road racing grow, with Guy Martin and William Dunlop leading the charge with Tyco BMW as well as Keith Amour, Lee Johnston, Maria Costello and more on BMW S 1000 RRs at the North West 200, Isle of Man TT and beyond.

In addition to the factory assistance on offer to international privateer teams through HP Race Support, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is entering its second year in 2015 with all supported UK teams and riders taking part.

In the competition’s inaugural season in 2014, 69 privateer riders took part contesting a total of 206 races across 19 countries in six continents. Victory in 2014 went to Markus Reiterberger (DE), who was rewarded with a winner’s cheque for 20,000 Euros.

A truly unique concept, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy sets teams against one another in a cross-championship series that includes World and British Superbikes, International Road Racing, World Endurance and countless domestic series to find and reward the best BMW-riding teams. Riders earn points for victories, race finishes and other criteria – with prizes and rewards distributed at the end of the season at a celebration event in Munich.

Lee Nicholls, National Marketing & PR Manager for BMW Motorrad UK, said: “In 2015 we have made our biggest ever commitment to supporting British motorcycle racing. The breadth and quality of the assistance offered to teams and riders through the BMW Motorrad HP Race Support programme is unprecedented. We and our colleagues at BMW Motorrad in Germany are delighted to be a part of British racing at the highest possible level. In addition to being able to provide expert technical advice and support through the Customer Racing Programme, we are also very pleased to offer additional encouragement and exposure through the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.”

Berthold Hauser, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Technical Director, said: “We were delighted that the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy attracted so much interest around the world in its inaugural season, and that we received such positive feedback. This project has brought our global BMW Motorrad Motorsport family even closer together. It was great to see the enthusiasm with which our riders committed to the Race Trophy, and the ambition with which they followed the overall standings every week. We are confident that the new regulations will make the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy even bigger and more exciting.”

The first round of the 2015 MCE British Superbike Championship takes place this weekend at Donington Park. For information and tickets visit

For further information on the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy visit the website.

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