Wilbers-BMW-Racing-Team: 300 km/h mark passed, new design & new "M" for Florian Alt, Marco Fetz convinces with the "S"


The Wilbers-BMW Racing Team is ready to go, but the first two events of the International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) at the Lausitzring and Sachsenring have been canceled. Now the season is scheduled to start at the Motorsport Arena Oschersleben from May 21 to 23, 2021. Nevertheless, there will be no boredom. Suspension specialist Wilbers in Nordhorn, Lower Saxony, has already received the next motorcycle, which wants to be prepared for proper use on the race track.

The Corona pandemic put a spanner in the planned season opener. "That's why we're not burying our heads in the sand," says team boss Benny Wilbers. "The organizer managed to get at least a few races going last year as well. Let's hope there are more this year. But the Corona problem is not over yet."

The Wilbers-BMW Racing Team has two riders competing in the IDM Superbike 1000 in 2021: Florian Alt, 24, from Nümbrecht, is a title favorite in Germany's highest motorcycle class in road racing. "Flo" rides a BMW with
"M 1000 RR" designation; it is the brand's latest model. Marco Fetz, 20, from Kleinbreitenbronn in Bavaria is the young hope in the team. He starts with the predecessor model "S 1000 RR". The difference between the superbikes lies in the chassis geometry and the electronic accessories.

Florian Alt's bike has about 220 hp with a required minimum weight of 170 kilograms in the Superbike class. The Wilbers team, with chief technician Burkhard Stember, has refined both BMW models with the in-house suspension components. These include the rear shock, the closed cartridge fork at the front, the blue anodized outer tube and the black anodized axle mount. Amateur racers and sporty bikers can also stock up on this special Wilbers design.

In the meantime, the Racing Team completed the first test rides with both pilots in Valencia, Spain, in Aragón and Barcelona. Florian Alt and Marco Fetz cracked the 300 km/ mark at Top Speed. "Three days ago, the second BMW M 1000 RR was delivered to our company in Nordhorn," reports Burkhard Stember. "It is now standing as a skeleton in the workshop and we are already in full swing with the rebuild. We are also overhauling all the
engines for the superbikes so that they can be sealed in time for the start of the season. We're all fired up for the races. The disappointment about the cancelled start of the season was correspondingly great. We hope that something will now go soon."

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