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The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team is back on winning ways. Factory rider Marco Melandri (ITA) rode his BMW S 1000 RR to victory in race one today and in race two, Marco was once again one of the front runners and finished second, claiming the fastest race lap. His team-mate Chaz Davies (GBR) finished fifth in the first race, but crashed out of race two, once again, lying in fifth.
The next round of the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship marks the first of three home rounds for the German-Italian BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team. The fourth round of the season will see the series head to the iconic “Autodromo Nazionale di Monza” in the north of Italy this weekend (10th to 12th May). The race track is located close to the Milan headquarters of BMW Motorrad Italia, which is responsible for the works teams’ race and test outings as well as the chassis development.
With FIM World Superbike about to kick off in earnest for 2013, racing teams around the world are getting in their final test laps of winter. This includes the GoldBet SBK Team, their BMW S 1000 RR race bikes, plus riders Marco Melandri and Chaz Davies. The GoldBet SBK chose Austalia’s Phillip Island to make their final pre-season adjustments.
With the 2013 FIM Superbike World Championship season kicking off in less than a month, BMW is wrapping up its winter testing program. The BMW Motorrad GoldBet SBK Team continued its preparation with two days of testing with the new 2013 race version of the BMW S 1000 RR in Jerez, Spain.
With six victories in FIM Superbike in 2012, BMW Motorrad is preparing for the 2013 season. Testing is currently underway at “Motorland Aragón” near Alcañiz, Spain. Test riders Chaz Davies and Marco Melandri are testing new components and setup on the bike. Of particular challenge are the new 17″ tires.