10 - 12 APR |

OMG switch to BMW power for 2020 Bennetts BSB

OMG Racing have announced a change of manufacturer for the 2020 Bennetts British Superbike Championship, campaigning the BMW S1000RR after two years with Suzuki.

OMG have already announced one member of the team’s 2020 line-up, with Luke Mossey remaining with the team for the upcoming campaign after a consistent point-scoring first year with the team.

The team debuted in Bennetts BSB in 2018 and in only their second season, the team achieved their first race win, their first pole position in the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship, and Luke Mossey still leads the way for Suzuki riders in the overall standings.

After signing for a second season with the team, Mossey said: “I’m excited for the opportunity to ride the BMW S1000RR, it has looked really competitive this season and with a full year of development behind it I’m sure we can have a good run at a Showdown spot in 2020.  It’s a new bike for me, but we’ll get some winter testing done on the bike and I’m sure I’ll make the transition as quickly as I settled on the Suzuki this year.”

OMG Racing Team Principal Paul Curran said: “We’re looking to take the team to the next level where we want to be, which is fighting for podiums week in week out and definitely in the Showdown. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to work any closer with Suzuki to further develop the bike. With the BMWs we’re able to purchase the parts that we need the same as any other BMW team and all the parts are available and are an exciting project to get started on.

“I’d like to say a big thanks to Brad and the team at Powerslide Motorcycles for all their support with the GSX-R1000R and I’m sure we’ll continue that relationship in some form, they’ve been fantastic with us throughout our time on Suzukis. Now it’s time for a new challenge for OMG.

“We know that the bikes have a lot of potential because the current BMWs still are using the stock engine and they’re still able to run at the front. As the package develops it’s only going to get stronger and it’s looking like a good bike.”

OMG Racing Founder Alan Gardner commented: “It’s going to be another exciting season for the team as we move onto BMWs for the 2020 season. We’re focused on finishing 2019 with a flourish for the moment, then once we’re wrapped up at Brands Hatch we’ll turn our attentions to the BMW and what will be another competitive year in 2020 where we can surprise a few people again.”

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