World Superbike: BMW Extends Tom Sykes’ Contract Through 2020

World Superbike: BMW Extends Tom Sykes’ Contract Through 2020

© 2019, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by BMW Motorrad Motorsport:

Tom Sykes to remain with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for 2020

07.09.19

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

We can confirm that Tom Sykes will remain with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for the upcoming 2020 season. Sykes has had an impressive maiden season on the new BMW S 1000 RR in only its first year of competitive racing, collecting 3 podiums and a pole position so far.

Sykes will join forces with Eugene Laverty for the 2020 campaign who put pen to paper last month. With the new line up heading into next year, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team will be looking to mount a serious challenge on the front runners in what looks to be an exciting season ahead.

Shaun Muir

Team Principal:

“As expected we have taken the option in Tom contract and extended it for a further year, this is good for our continuity and for the development for the BMW S 1000 RR. We hope that we can we progress further up the grid and fight for regular podium finishes in 2020.”

Marc Bongers

BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director:

“Continuity and stability are critical factors for the success of a project. Tom Sykes has consistently moved in a forward direction with the new BMW S 1000 RR. This is the fruit of harmonious collaboration. Which is why we are delighted to be continuing this shared journey in the upcoming season.”

Tom Sykes:

“I’m very excited and proud to be continuing in to the 2020 season with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. After such a successful year so far with the all new BMW S 1000 RR, which is still very early in its development gives me great motivation moving forward. I really enjoy the development part and we are certainly moving in a strong way. Of course, with the support from the whole of the team and the prestigious BMW brand my expectations for the 2020 season will certainly move higher and back to where I feel most natural. I will also take this moment to welcome Eugene onboard, I am looking forward to having him as a team mate for 2020.”

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