BMW Motorrad Motorsport 2011 line-up
Troy Corser who will be riding alongside Leon Haslam
Munich, Stephanskirchen - BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s rider line-up for the 2011 FIM Superbike World championship is complete.
Riding the second BMW S 1000 RR for the Munich and Stephanskirchen-based team alongside double World champion Troy Corser (38) will be Briton Leon Haslam (27).
Berthold Hauser, BMW Motorrad Motorsport director said: “We’re extremely excited about working with Troy and Leon. This pairing brings together a wealth of expertise and youthful fighting spirit. We’re very pleased to have not only a double World champion but also the runner-up in the 2010 World championship.”
Hauser added, “We’ve been monitoring Leon for a long time and are more than impressed by his strengths as a rider. We would also like to thank Ruben Xaus, who over the last two years has helped to take the team to where it is today. We wish him all the best for the future.”
Haslam is looking forward to racing for BMW Motorrad: "I've watched the progress of the BMW S1000RR in the past two seasons and the almost constant improvement of the machine has been very impressive.
“The team has the potential to win and the factory support required - I hope I can add the extra little bit needed to win."
Leon Haslam profile
Born: May 3, 1983.
At: Smalley, Derbyshire, UK.
Residence: Still there.
Hobbies: Golf, wakeboarding, mountain-biking.
Passion: Family, motor racing.
Favourite circuits: Phillip Island, Assen, Silverstone.
First bike: Honda QR 50.
First race: 1987, Argentina, 50cc class.
Career highlights: 2006/2008: Second in British Superbike championship.
2010: WSBK, Kyalami (SA), Race 2.
2010: Currently second in WSBK standings.
WSBK history: 82 races, 19 podiums, three wins, nine seconds, seven thirds, one pole, two fastest laps.