BUILDBASE BMW MOTORRAD TEAM ANNOUNCES LINE-UP

Buildbase BMW Motorrad The Buildbase BMW Motorrad team has announced that Howie Mainwaring will join Steve Brogan for the team’s 2012 assault on the Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship.

Brogan won the first ever BSB Evo title in 2010 for BMW Motorrad and won the 2008 Superstock 1000 title before finishing runner up in 2009. Mainwaring finished fifth in the 2011 National Superstock 1000 Championship, including an impressive race win at Brands Hatch. The Superstock riders will join the previously announced Buildbase BMW Motorrad British Superbike team of Dan Linfoot and Barry Burrell for the official BSB test at the Cartagena circuit on Spain on 1-3 March.

Brogan said: “I am really excited about riding for BMW Motorrad once again. We had a fantastic result in 2010 when we took the BSB-EVO title. I expect this year to be as tough as ever and I have been working hard to get back to full fitness since the crash last year, and physically and mentally I’m at the very top of my game and very excited to get out there and race.”

Mainwaring said: “This season is going to be fantastic. The BMW has absolutely dominated Superstock for two years and the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team have put together an incredible bike. Their experience and skills will give me a fantastic opportunity to take the title. And I’m looking forward to racing alongside Brogan. Obviously I’m younger and braver, so I’ll be the faster rider!”

Team Principal Stuart Hicken concluded: “This year we have two very fast and experienced lads who will ensure that the BMW S 1000 RR is once again at the sharp end of racing. Brogan’s experience with both the bike and the series will be a real asset and he and Howie will work very well together. Thanks to our strong 2011 season, we have a wealth of setup information and race data which, combined with the new and improved RR from BMW, puts us into a very good position for the start of the season.”

The 2012 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship kicks off at Brands Hatch over Easter weekend (6/7/8/9 April). Don’t forget you can purchase your tickets in advance by booking online at www.brandshatch.co.uk or by calling 0843 453 9000.

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