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Reitwagen BMW to miss Assen

Reitwagen BMW opt out of Assen as financial problems begin to take their toll on the fledgling outfit
Reitwagen BMW will not be present for the fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen after reportedly hitting financial problems.

The Austrian team made its WSBK debut this season and has shown modest form to belie its lack of pre-season testing, but three rounds in it has made the decision to skip Assen in a bid to secure its future.

The first satellite team to run BMWs in the series, Andrew Pitt has scored three 15th place finishes in six races, but the bikes have not run with any prominent sponsorship.

With Reitwagen out and Squadra Corse Honda's Vittorio Iannuzzo withdrawing through injury, the WSBK grid is down to just 22 riders this weekend.


Tagged as: BMW , superbikes , Pitt , reitwagen

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Juan Kerr - Unregistered

April 24, 2010 6:16 AM

It’s obviously a funding issue. The sponsors want the highest profile possible so there are only two options for them. Stay with WSBK and hope that more teams enter in 2011. Or when the 1000cc limit comes to Moto gp, put their cash into one of the specialist tuning house’s that will enter the fray and will increase the grids, because we are only three rounds in and we have 22 in WSBK and 17 in SS. That’s not really much for Moto gp to catch up.

The Truth - Unregistered

April 23, 2010 10:32 PM

Reality is the MotoGP grid is thin too.... Maybe there is only room for one "world" series in motorcycle racing with 1000 / 600 and 400? cc four stroke classes.....



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