WSBK » Smrz tests BMW for B&G at Mugello

The Italian team is considering switching from Ducati machinery to possibly Aprilia or BMW.

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PeteVFR - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 1:24 PM

I doubt there is anything in the rules preventing this but it's not practical. The cost alone of having two bikes and two sets of spares would prevent most teams but it would also be a nightmare for the rider to have two totally different bikes and for the team to need two lots of data and development to deal with.

Phil - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 1:58 PM

Depends on what financial help the team get from Ducati.
Do BMW have some spare funds to get them running a satellite team? Especially as the team Pitt rode for seems to have folded.

Miso - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 3:00 PM

so the rumours seem to be true...
This man can be fast as hell in lap, I hope Tardozzi will provide him with competitive machinery and we'll see if he can keep the pace for the whole race


June 10, 2010 3:04 PM

Be interesting to see Jakub on a BMW..He always qualifies well to go backwards in the race, I wonder if his results would improve given a more reliable, better funded bike, which is obviously fast.
A 53.0 at Mugello stacks up well against Bayliss' record 51.9 at his recent 'comeback' test on the 1198.

Marc - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 6:06 PM

Did Tardozzi threaten Smrz if he crashed the Beamer bike he'd have to wear a silly hat. I guess in advance of that threat they made him wear it now that's why he's not too happy.

Sick Cylinder - Unregistered

June 10, 2010 7:47 PM

It would be interesting to see how well Smrz would perform on a BMW next year, but as they say this is likely to be for a satellite team. I read in MCN several months ago that Smrz had this test scheduled. Also from MCN that BMW are trying to sign Toni Elias for the factory WSB team.

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