BMW return to Isle of Man with their second superbike

Posted: June 20, 2010 by I 90S I in High Performance
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In 1976, a couple of years after BMW released the R90S, their first superbike, Helmut Dhane appeared to be the clear winner of the Production TT. Due to some “absurd handicapping system” he wasn’t credited with this victory but the fans knew who had won. We haven’t really seen BMW back at IOM since then, a race in which they had made a great name for themselves, especially with their low centre of gravity sidecars.

Helmut Dhane's R90S

This year, since the release of their second superbike, the S1000RR we have seen a fairly strong return of BMW. The factory made a full Superbike spec race machine available to the German ace Rico Penzkofer to contest the Superbike and Senior TT (He narrowly missed a Silver Replica and was highest placed Bronze Replica winner – 105% and 110% of race winners time respectively)
Rico Penzkofer

Amongst the privateers and in the superstock class we saw numerous other S1000RR’s. Highest placed Superstocker was Keith Amor 6th overall – Sliver Replica with Mark Miller, Paul Shoesmith and Hudson Kennaugh all winning Bronze Replicas on their S1000RRs.

Keith Amor


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