Sykes will compete on the 2019 BMW S1000RR in WorldSBK with teammate Markus Reiterberger.
Words: Allan Lane//Images: BMW Motorrad
Tom Sykes has signed on to ride for the Shaun Muir Racing BMW Motorrad Motorsport Team. Sykes joined the WorldSBK grid in 2008. He has since racked up 108 podiums, and 34 race wins. His list of accomplishments includes the record for the most pole positions, 48 in total as well as the 2013 World Championship.
“I am very excited to join the new BMW project in the WorldSBK Championship. I believe that the BMW and Shaun Muir Racing partnership is an outstanding opportunity and understand that we all share the same goals of where we want to be. I am looking forward to the start of the pre-season testing where I will get my first taste of the new BMW S 1000 RR and begin my new challenge and adventure.” – Tom Sykes.
Sykes will partner with German rider, Markus Reiterberger. Reiterberger began his career with BMW in 2011 when he competed in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. Reiterberger earned two championships in 2013 and 2015 in the International German Motorcycle series. His first full season in WorldSBK was in 2016, and then he returned to the International German Motorcycle Championship in 2017 to earn his third championship. He was recently crowned the European Champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship.