RR » BMW returns to the TT with Superbike assault

BMW has become the latest manufacturer to confirm an officially-backed entry in the 2010 Isle of Man TT

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Ian M - Unregistered

March 03, 2010 6:38 PM

BMW & KTM factory bikes at the TT? Fantastic news!! Maybe they watched the amazing coverage from the ITV4 cameras and realised what they were missing out on!!
Not dissing any other forms of motorsport cos its all gr8 BUT TT Racing allowed forever and ever please!!!

Ian S - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 1:34 AM

Not to undermine their presence, which is great for the TT, but I think they should also have a more experienced TT rider on the team. A sub 120mph lap rider is not going to make any impression against the likes of McGuinness and Plater. Put Anstey or Cameron Donald or any of the top road riders on one of the Beemers and then we'll really see what it can do.


March 04, 2010 4:56 AM

I'm with Ian

If they are going to do than they should do it with a top rider.

This is BMW - not some back road cycle shop running a team out of the back of a van with a pop up tent and a cooler of sodas. If they are going to do than they should be balls out with a top rider. I'm sure the tester will be decent but he won't come near winning a class. If they are going to enter than the goal should be to bag the win.

tm - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 8:02 AM

Ian, I have no idea of what is fast or slow in the TT, but most likely he wanted to do the TT again and BMW decided to give him a bike to do it instead of BMW wanting to do the TT and signing the him to ride it.

Also, and I don't know if or how much it matters, but the 120mph seems to have been done ona 600, not a 1000cc superbike.

Cardiacs955i - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 9:04 AM

Whilst I'd agree a big name from the UK/Irish road scene would be good, this guy did come 5th at Macau, ahead of Rutter (6 time Macau winner) & Andrews - which is not to be sniffed at...

Ian S - Unregistered

March 04, 2010 4:20 PM

Don't misunderstand me. I'm not saying that he shouldn't ride the bike but that BMW should employ a second, more experienced TT rider to push them both along. I appreciate that he did his 120 lap on a 600, but jumping onto a 1000cc bike does not guarantee that he will be able to ride a 130mph lap.
Also Macau is a very much shorter circuit than the Island, so a good result there only proves he's a decent rider rather than a potential TT winner.

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