WSBK »

BMW testing again at Jerez

Marco Melandri and Leon Haslam are back on track at Jerez as BMW starts the long countdown towards the 2012 World Superbike Championship season.
BMW's preparations for the 2012 World Superbike Championship will get underway with a test at Jerez, headed up by Leon Haslam and new signing Marco Melandri.

Former Yamaha rider Melandri, who finished runner-up to Carlos Checa in his rookie season of Superbike racing this year, made his debut for BMW during the Portimao post-season test last month.

Though a group test is set to take place at Portimao next week, BMW is looking to get the edge on its rivals with run at Jerez, where it will be joined by a host of MotoGP and Moto2 teams, including those running the new wave of BMW-engined CRT machines.

Indeed, Melandri is looking forward to getting back on the S1000RR, stating on his Twitter account: Off to Jerez!! First real 2012 test. Excited and nervous like first dinner with Manuela. Happy to find my guys on track!” (sic)

Meanwhile, GPOne.com is reporting that the test will be a chance for BMW to get acquainted with Magnetti Marelli electronics following the manufacturer's apparent decision to abandon its in-house programme, reputedly the source of the bike's issues over the last three years.



Tagged as: Leon Haslam , Marco Melandri , Jerez , BMW

Related Pictures

Click on relevant pic to enlarge
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Melandri, Bike, Portuguse WSBK Test October 18 2011
Haslam, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Haslam, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Haslam, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Baz, Sykes, Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Melandri, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Elias, Haslam, Aragon WSBK Race 2 2014
Haslam, Aragon WSBK Race 1 2014

Join the conversation - Add your comment

Please login or register before adding your comments.

Although the administrators and moderators of this website will attempt to keep all objectionable comments off these pages, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the poster, and neither Crash Media Group nor Crash.Net will be held responsible for the content of any message. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. If you find a message objectionable, please contact us and inform us of the problem or use the [report] function next to the offending post. Any message that does not conform with the policy of this service can be edited or removed with immediate effect.


gump1376 - Unregistered

November 23, 2011 11:53 AM

If they are going to be testing along side the BMW-Seuter bike that Edwards is riding, and they are using the same electronics, Then I'm going to guess they may trade info on the setup of the engine. Would be a good idea for BMW to have two riders giving imput to the electronics who are used to the new electronics they are using. It's only speculation, but would be good for the sport to have BMW with a decent bike on the grid up front fighting for race wins.



© 1999 - 2014 Crash Media Group

The total or partial reproduction of text, photographs or illustrations is not permitted in any form.