Jentin to run BMW, Brogan in BSB Evo

BMW will enter the 2010 British Superbike Championship after agreeing to run a bike in both the Evo category and in the Superstock series
BMW has confirmed it will enter the MCE British Superbike Championship in 2010 after coming to an agreement with Jentin Racing to enter a bike for Steve Brogan in the Evo category.

A year after making its international circuit racing debut in the World Superbike Championship, the German manufacturer will continue its venture into domestic championships, with Jentin being earmarked after enjoying success with Yamaha in recent years.

The deal will see Jentin run two bikes, one for former Superstock champion Brogan in the inaugural BSB Evo cup and another for Richard Cooper in the National Superstock 1000 Championship.

The first time Jentin has been directly linked with a manufacturer operation, team manager Bernie Toleman was thrilled to have been charged with flying the BMW flag in BSB.

“I couldn't be more pleased with the team we have for 2010,” he said. “We have seen how determined Steve is to win so I am expecting him to be fighting for the Evo title.

“I have been aware of Richard and his career and truly believe he is a star of the future, he has a strong association with BMW and his performances speak for themselves. It is a really exciting project for us to be running in both the Evo and Superstock classes and we are going to approach them both in the same way, as for us they are both as important as each other.

“This is the first time our team has had a direct link with a manufacturer and with BMW being such an iconic brand we intend on doing them justice during the season.”

BMW were originally expected to enter with Co-ordit Racing before the deal fell through earlier this year. Cooper, who finished a surprise fifth on a 'Cup' specification Yamaha at the Mallory Park BSB round last season, has good links with BMW having deputised for Ruben Xaus at the Nurburgring World Superbike event in 2009.

With Aprilia and KTM also entering British Superbikes this season, a total of eight manufacturers will participate in 2010.
by Ollie Barstow

Tagged as: BMW , superbikes , Cooper , Brogan , Jentin , superstock

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Jon - Unregistered

March 06, 2010 4:24 PM

Coops is definitely in the right class...he has every chance of winning the Superstock race and will probably lap faster than the Evo BMW as all the things that make the BMW such a great package such as the traction control will be removed from the EVO bike and replaced with a controlled ECU and 193 bhp without traction control on Pirelli tyres may be a bit of a handful...

roadking03 - Unregistered

February 24, 2010 9:53 AM

Great News!!!! Glad to see Brogi got on with a ride.Great rider with a good positive attitude,and funny as hell!!So I want to say GOOD LUCK to you Steve!!SHAKE N BAKE!!!!your fan from Texas JT Remember: If your not first your last! LOL :)

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