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Forés gets FIM EWC call up with BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team

Bennetts British Superbike Championship rider Xavi Forés will also compete in the 2021 FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC), joining the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team.

FHO Racing BMW’s Forés will join Markus Reiterberger and Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) with Kenny Foray also supporting the team as a reserve rider. The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team contested the FIM EWC for the first time in the 2019/20 season, with Reiterberger, Mikhalchik and Foray as regular riders. The team established itself among the frontrunners right away. In four of the races that took place, the team finished on the podium twice and was involved in the battle for the title down to the season finale.
 
Forés said: “I am really excited to be part of the BMW works team in the FIM Endurance World Championship, especially because I already know some of the people inside the team from the past when I was riding in the IDM. I have always had a very good relationship with Markus Reiterberger and Werner Daemen in particular so it’s going to be nice to work with them.

“It’s a strong project and I am sure that we are going to fight for the title this season. That has to be the target because I feel that we have the potential and as riders, with Markus and Ilya, we can add to a very strong package. So I am really happy and especially really looking forward to starting testing in order to prepare for the first race, the 24 hours of Le Mans.”

Marc Bongers, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director: “We are in a superb position for the coming season of the FIM EWC with this line-up. With Markus and Ilya, as well as Kenny as reserve rider, we are continuing the path we set out on successfully last season. They are a well-oiled team along with the engineers, technicians and mechanics, and this continuity is incredibly important.

“In addition, as a new regular rider, Xavi has a huge wealth of international experience and his personality is a great fit for our team. We’re delighted to welcome him to the BMW family and are confident that he will be the perfect reinforcement for our endurance works team. Preparations for the new season are in full swing and we will soon be taking to the track for the first test rides. We are eager to build on our strong rookie season and consistently be among the world elite in 2021.” 
 
 

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