Road Racing News

History Makers Smiths Racing Acquire BMW Motorrad Official Roads Team Status

BMW Motorrad’s official representatives at the International Road Races in 2020 will be none other than the most successful solo TT team of recent times, Smiths Racing.

History makers, record breakers, groundbreaking feats are just some of the terms you can apply to the close knit Smiths squad, who have enjoyed an incredible run of success with world’s fastest road racer Peter Hickman.

The combination of Hickman/Smiths, has proven so potent, so prodigious that remarkably in the past three years five times TT winner Hickman has claimed no less than 30 rostrum finishes combined from North West 200, TT, Ulster GP affiliated competition.

Photo by Rod Neill

Speaking recently via BMW Motorrad UK’s Twitter page, 23 times International Road Race victor Hickman expressed his delight at BMW’s support for his 2020 International roads tenures:

“I am really excited that BMW Motorrad have awarded myself and the Smiths Racing team the official status for the International Roads in 2020!

The team deserve this reward after all their efforts these last few years and its exciting times ahead for us all. I can’t wait to get testing in the new year and be even more competitive than this year!”

Smiths Racing Team Manager, Darren Jones added via BMW Motorrad UK’s Twitter page:

“I’m really proud that BMW Motorrad have chosen Smiths Racing to be the official team for the roads campaign in 2020. This family-run team have come a long way in a relatively short space of time and achieved so much as a group of professional people, and in my opinion it’s what they all deserve.

Alan and Rebecca have put so much into the sport and the BMW Motorrad brand. We had a good year with the all new BMW S1000RR and I’m confident with BMW Motorrad behind us and some winter testing we can push the boundaries even further. Peter is a big asset to all of us and his speed keeps on impressing. I’m confident there is more to come.”

Words by Stevie Rial

>