Althea Racing will field two BMW S1000RR bikes in 2016 after an agreement between General Manager Genesio Bevilacqua and BMW Motorrad Motorsport.Althea flaunts a talented line up of young riders, Two-time FIM CEV Moto2™ Champion Jordi Torres and German protege and winner of the IDM Superbike Championship Markus Reiterberger with Italian rider Raffaele De Rosa adorning the Althea Livery in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup.
Jan Witteveen, a famous Dutch engineer in the sector has been elected as the Team’s technical directorJordie Torres and Markus Reiterberger were the first to test the new BMW S1000RR bikes in a Two days of private testing in Jerez de la Frontera and further at their home track of Vallelunga.
The tests availed the Althea Racing technicians an opportunity to work with the technical staff provided by BMW Motorrad Motorsport
BMW can boast of it’s riders WorldSBK experiences as Jordie Torres after a rookie season in the WorldSBK would beat Jonathan Rea to the line in the final lap in Qatar as well Reiterberger rode a wild card on the S1000RR at Magny Cours last season
Raffaele De Rosawho was already a rider with Althea Racing, begins the 2016 season strengthened by the 6 podiums he achieved during the 8 races of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup last year.
Taking to the stage today were General Manager Genesio Bevilacqua and Technical Director Jan Wittevee, together with Reiterberger, Torres and de Rosa. Michel Fabrizio was also present, due to his role as test rider and manager of the Althea junior squad. The event concluded with the unveiling of the three BMW S 1000 RR bikes that will contest the coming season, seen in their 2016 livery for the first time.