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Mar 4, 2014

Canadian Kruger To Ride For BMW Racing Team At Isle Of Man TT, NW200

Dan Kruger (71) in action. Photo courtesy of Isle of Man TT Press Office. BMW Racing Team signs Canadian Dan Kruger for 2014 Road Racings

Böhlen. Canadian based International Superbike racer Dan Kruger has signed to race for the BMW Racing Team for both the legendary Isle of Man TT and the NorthWest 200. Team principal Rico Penzkofer has been busy so far this season and recently made headlines when he announced that Simon Andrews would be racing for his team as well for the same events. The German based team has years of experience in road racing scene and with their direct support from the BMW Motorrad, expectations are high for the 2014 season.

Kruger’s race season just got busier as he is also entered in the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance race in Japan this July with a Japanese team and also has his full Superbike Championship in China which kicks off March 21-23 in Zhuhai, China.

Kruger will travel to the Isle Of Man very shortly, meeting with officials for a mandatory 2 day “newcomer” instruction as well as participate in several laps with Milky Quayle (Associate for TT Newcomers) to become familiar with the course and road racing in general.

The team would like to thank BMW Motorrad, Pirelli, Motul, Frank’s Autowelt, ZF, SK Support, GB Racing and Nature Power.

Dan Kruger, Fahrer, CND:

"Like most racers around the world, it has always been a dream of mine to not only race the TT but also be aligned with such a world class team on factory prepped machinery. I can’t wait for our first test in Europe next month! If all of this wasn’t enough, to have Simon Andrews as a teammate is really fortunate. I really need to thank Rico Penzkofer and the entire BMW Racing Team for making this opportunity happen, allowing me this chance of a lifetime. I couldn’t be more fortunate to have such a stacked team behind me for support. If you look at what Rico’s team and Simon have accomplished in terms of racing over here, I couldn’t have better supporters. Let’s not forget that Andrews was teamed up John McGuiness last season in the TT Legends team, so surely his knowledge will be a bit of a help for me."

Rico Penzkofer, Team Principal, GER:

"Dan has really dominated over in China these past few years and is ready to take on a new challenge. He shows the maturity needed to safely take on the TT. I am really looking forward to working with him and I am pretty confident he will adapt to the BMW very quickly. I am really looking forward to this season in particular having a Canadian racing for us at the TT and also giving Simon Andrews a chance to show the world that he is back from serious injury and he means business."

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