Saturday, January 30, 2010

HP motor racing, HP2 Enduro finishes

A pair of BMW HP2 Enduro motorcycles finished 3rd in their respective class. In fact the BMW Motorrad Team Baja Bound scored a third-place finish in the top-ranked Class 22 (Open Class) as well as the Team Mexico finished third in Class 30 for riders over 30 years of age.

Drawing the last class starting position, Jimmy Lewis, belonging to the BMW Motorrad Team Baja Bound, began the first leg of the race just after 6:35 a.m. on Friday morning. Riding out from Ensenada in front of many of the 300.000 fans that lined much of the course, Lewis was soon passing competitors through the very technical first miles. After some handovers and approx. 18 hours drive, Donationi, also member of the famous Team Baja Bound, blazed through some 150 miles of darkness as the course headed back toward Ensenada. Lewis took over for the final 30 miles of the race to the traditional finish line inside the baseball stadium, finishing the journey he began some 20 hours before.

"The HP2 Enduro survived a very tough Baja 1000," said Berthold Hauser, General Manager Motorsports of BMW Motorrad. "Each rider reported very difficult conditions, but they also told that they had a lot of fun riding the race. A third-place finish is a great result, but to see that each rider enjoyed the experience is equally gratifying and is proof of the HP2 Enduro concept."

After thr race, Jimmy Lewis was strongly in love with BMW Motorrad´s new High Performance brand. The HP2 Enduro embodies the spirit, passion and technology of more than 80 years of BMW Motorrad motorcycle manu-facturing.

The HP2 Enduro bike of the BMW Motorrad Team Baja Bound will be shown at the International Motorcycle-Show in Long Beach, California from December 9th through 11th.

Altogether, the final results were the best finish in the race by any European manufacturer.

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