Munich. BMW Motorrad Motorsport relies on continuity with a strong guest in the upcoming 2024 season in the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC). Markus Reiterberger (GER) and Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) will compete in the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, as they have since the factory’s participation in the FIM EWC. With a new teammate, you form a group of three casual riders #37 BMW M 1000 RR: veteran Sylvain Guintoli (FRA), 2014 Superbike World Champion and 2021 FIM EWC World Champion.
Reiterberger and Mikhalchik have been part of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport FIM-EWC project since the beginning and will enter their fifth season together in 2024 with the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team led by team manager Werner Daemen (BEL). The 41-year-old Frenchman Guintoli is a newcomer to the family of BMW Motorrad factory riders and one of the most experienced international riders in sprint and long-distance racing. In addition to the 2021 world championship title, he has many victories in long-distance classics.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers says: “After a fantastic 2023 season, with podiums in all three 24-hour races and third place in the overall standings for the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team, we are now ready for the next fight. year. In Markus and Ilya we have two proven regular riders in the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team who have known the project very well since the initial development work and have played a major role in the success achieved so far. Sylvain is the newest addition. Neither driver has much experience on the international stage and especially in the FIM EWC. Thanks to his roles in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport test team, he also knows all the details of the BMW M 1000 RR. We look forward to 2024! At the same time, we would like to thank Jérémy Guarnoni, who did a great job as a regular rider in the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team for two years, and we wish him all the best for the future.”
Werner Daemen, manager of the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team says: “I have been a fan of Sylvain Guintoli for a long time, even when he rode in the Superbike World Championship and became world champion there. I also watched him at the FIM EWC races this year and I have always said he is one of the best riders out there on the track. It is an opportunity for us as a team to benefit from his vast experience, both for drivers and for technicians in various areas. Different manufacturers, different tire products – he knows everything. I hope he can help us take the next step towards winning the World Cup. I look forward to working with him and I see it as a great opportunity.”