The 33-year-old Eugene Laverty will replace Markus Reiterberger.
Eugene Laverty joins forces with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK team for 2020. Laverty will complete the 2019 season with his current Goeleven Team on the Ducati Panigale V4 R. He is the first rider announced for the 2020 BMW team lineup. Currently, the BMW Motorrad team is composed of 2013 WorldSBK Champion Tom Sykes and Markus Reiterberger.
“I’m delighted to welcome Eugene Laverty into the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for 2020, and also to welcome him back to the SMR team. We strongly believe that he can be a strong challenger for the podium. We are hopeful that as soon as he hits the track at preseason testing in November, the bike will be on another level. And I think that the combination of his experience and his speed will be a welcome addition to the WorldSBK project.” – Shaun Muir, Team Principal.