Friday, June 27, 2008

Ruben Xaus to ride BMW S1000RR in WSBK 2009


If he can do that on the Ducati Hypermotard, Ruben Xaus should do all right on the BMW S1000RR in World Superbikes next year...

BMW finally have a rider for their World Superbikes effort, which will kick off next year. Ruben Xaus, who’s been with Xerox Ducati for the last many years, will move to BMW for 2009 and will ride the new S1000RR in the World Superbikes championship. Xaus has signed a two-year contract with BMW.

‘When I met the BMW guys, I was very impressed by their commitment, their passion for racing and their ideas about the future. We discussed how the WSBK project was going and I realised that I wanted to be a part of it straightaway,’ says Xaus. ‘It is not often that you get the chance to start a completely new project, but I am really looking forward to the challenge. Although it's going to be tough racing a new bike, I believe BMW will give me a good bike and great support and that's all I ask for,’ he adds.

‘Ruben is a strong and combative rider, full of enthusiasm and with a passion for racing. This fits our philosophy completely and together we will take on this new challenge. We know that the Superbike World Championship is a very hard and competitive series, but we are not entering it just to make up the numbers – we will be taking part because we want to win! Of course, we are starting with a brand new bike but, together with Ruben, we believe we can progress quickly and maybe surprise a few people along the way,’ says BMW’s Peter Mueller.

The second BMW rider for 2009 has not been finalized, but Troy Corser is said to be one of the main contenders…

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