BMW Motorrad has announced further changes to its team structure with the appointment of Bernhard Gobmeier in place of Berthold Hauser.

Gobmeier takes on the role of managing director for BMW's World Superbike efforts, as well as all other BMW Motorrad Motorsport activities.

It is the latest phase of a restructuring among BMW Motorrad's top ranks following the confirmation that team principal Davide Tardozzi had left by 'mutual consent'.

"I'm looking forward to taking on this new challenge in a top-class race series with a professional racing team and two strong riders," Gobmeier, who has overseen the chassis development of the BMW S1000RR since 2008, said.

"Our aim is clear: to build consistently on the positive foundations which Berthold Hauser and his team have put in place over recent years, so that we can be in a position to win races on merit as soon as possible."

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