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Reitwagen Motorsport to run privateer BMW team in 2010

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Reitwagen Motorsport to run privateer BMW team in 2010 BMW looks set to have two teams in the 2010 Superbike World Championship with the privateer Reitwagen Motorsport team chosing to campaign the BMW S 1000 RR. Vienna born Roland Resch, who turned 25 yesterday, endured a tough rookie season in 2009 on a TKR Suzuki Switzerland GSX-R1000 machine after making the jump up from the Suzuki GSX-R Cup, which he won the previous year. Team spokesman Andreas Werth confirmed to WorldSBK.com that "Roland will race the new BMW S 1000 RR next year with some know-how and assistance from BMW, but basically the team is developing the race bike from stock production bikes on its own. We have the budget for a full season and will start testing in Australia in late December. Reitwagen is the first BMW client in the Superbike World Championship and for us it's a great opportunity." "The works bike is a piece of art" added Resch, "but I am almost more impressed by how close the stock bike is to good racing standards. The stock bike already pulls 202 hp with race exhaust and remapped electronics, so it's a very interesting base for race developments." Resch's best finish in 2009 was a sixteenth place at Magny-Cours.

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