Title glory for the BMW S 1000 RR.

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Ayrton Badovini and BMW S 1000 RR celebrate early title victory in FIM Superstock 1000 Cup.

Silverstone, 1st August 2010. Ayrton Badovini (ITA) and Team BMW Motorrad Italia STK today wrote motor sports history. For the first time in the history of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, a rider managed to win the title with seven victories out of the first seven races of the season. Badovini secured the title victory by winning the race in Silverstone (GBR). He dominated the series with the BMW S 1000 RR from the opening round in Portimão (POR), and with 175 points cannot be beaten over the remaining three rounds.

After his success in Silverstone, an emotional Badovini said: “I am very happy and proud. It means a lot to me to have won this championship. We have been working hard all year and improved from race to race. I want to thank everybody in my team and at BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Without their efforts and support it would not have been possible to achieve this great result.”

“Our heartiest congratulations to Ayrton and Team BMW Motorrad Italia STK on this superb performance,” said Hendrik von Kuenheim, General Director BMW Motorrad. “This season Ayrton has proven to be the benchmark in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. We are proud our BMW S 1000 RR was able to appreciably contribute to his success. Ayrton’s domination proves we have succeeded in building a brand new motorcycle which is more than competitive internationally. Successes in various other series show that customers using our bikes have the best possible equipment. I am convinced Ayrton Badovini’s title victory will only be the first of many more triumphs for the BMW S 1000 RR.”

Badovini’s early title success provides further proof that the BMW S 1000 RR has established itself as a winning machine in international and national series. In the 2010 FIM Superbike World Championship, the top production-based motorcycle racing category, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport has demonstrated the potential of the bike with two podium finishes and one pole position. Badovini’s victory has ensured BMW Motorrad’s first international title victory of the season.

From the first round in Portimão, 24-year-old Badovini has been the man leading the way this year. The Team BMW Motorrad Italia STK rider won the opening round, thereafter dominating proceedings in the 2010 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. Race by race he continued his impressive run of success, winning all rounds – usually by a substantial margin – and the pointers are that the 2010 champion will improve his record of seven wins in seven races during the remaining three rounds.