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BMW Motorrad USA Continues $1 Million Racer Support Program

Planning to race in 2016 using a current model year or a previous MY S1000RR? Your efforts might be rewarded by BMW Motorrad USA through their renewed race support program that has resources in excess of $1 million (€0.89 million).
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The money will go to registered S1000RR riders who participate and win in select events across the USA. BMW announces six series and events in the US that will be taken into consideration for eligibility: AFM, ASRA, ASRA TEAM CHALLENGE, CCS, MOTOAMERICA, and WERA. No less than 49 events are in the calendar in the US, so there is plenty of room for S1000RR riders to grab some money from the German manufacturer.

BMW's program is open to both existing riders who have already taken part in such competitions and new riders or people who want to race in a newly-bought S1000RR. The US branch of BMW Motorrad is also making discounts for those who want to buy a new race machine, and official sources mention that "BMW Motorrad’s Rider Support Program offers substantial savings (over $6,800 off the MSRP) on a 2016 BMW S1000RR with Race Package and HP Race Power Kit."

The BMW Motorrad International Race Trophy 2016 brings together BMW-powered racers from all over the world

There is more to BMW's rider support program than local events that take place in the US. The BMW Motorrad International Race Trophy 2016 is the largest BMW-supported racing project, comprising 19 championships, 318 races in 23 countries, on six continents, with the overall winner and the top 15 riders collecting cash prizes.

Certain eligibility requirements apply, so before making any big plans, read the rules made public by XTRM Inc., the company that administers all the contingency rewards for BMW Motorrad. Also, make sure you don't make aesthetic modifications to the bikes, as some of them might affect eligibility.

The biggest news is, however, that BMW's contingency money appears to be a highly successful move, and it is now comprised of six series, as opposed to only three last year.

"BMW Motorrad’s Contingency Program, Rider Support Program, and International Race Trophy reinforce our commitment to supporting privateer BMW motorcycle racers throughout the world. This year, we’re spreading the wealth beyond podium finishes by rewarding racers who qualify for the start grid and finish in the MotoAmerica series and ASRA Team Challenge," Kris Odwarka, Vice President of BMW Motorrad USA, says.
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