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Team management reshuffle at BMW Motorrad Motorsport for Superbike World Championship.
Category: World Superbike (WSBK)
Munich/Stephanskirchen, 16th December 2010. BMW Motorrad Motorsport is
preparing the ground for future success in the Superbike World Championship.
Two months after the appointment of Bernhard Gobmeier as BMW Motorrad
Motorsport Director, further changes are being made to key positions within the
team. Rainer Bäumel (44), formerly the team's Technical Director, takes up the
newly created post of Head of Race Operations with immediate effect. Stephan
Fischer (43) becomes the new Head of Development for BMW Motorrad
Motorsport, while Josef Hofmann (54) is appointed Managing Director of the
Stephanskirchen factory. All three report directly to BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Director Bernhard Gobmeier.
"In filling these three key positions we are concluding the restructuring of the
team management," explains BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Bernhard
Gobmeier. "The new formation is leaner and the division of labour more clearly
delineated. Rainer Bäumel will now control trackside operations and take
responsibility for the deployment of the race team, while Head of Development
Stephan Fischer will be in charge of further development of the BMW S 1000
RR. This brings with it a much closer interlocking with colleagues in series
production development than was previously the case. Josef Hofmann, as
Managing Director of alpha Racing, will head up the factory in Stephanskirchen
and take care of logistics, personnel and finance."
In mid-January, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport will be bound for Australia.
The next winter tests are scheduled for 26th to 28th January in Eastern Creek,
before the team behind Troy Corser (AUS) and Leon Haslam (GBR) resume
testing on Phillip Island on 2nd and 3rd February. Immediately before the season
opens there on 27th February, Team BMW Motorrad Motorsport will be able to
measure themselves against the other World Championship contenders for the
first time at the final official Infront test held at the same track on 21st and 22nd