BMW will enter a single S1000RR superbike in this year’s Isle of Man TT, the first time a BMW has been officially entered since the late 1970s. The BMW S1000RR‘s development rider, Rico Penzkofer, will race the bike in both the Superbike and Senior TT races. Penzkofer is returning to the island for the second time, having raced in both Supersport races there last year, he also placed fifth at last year’s Macau Grand Prix. BMW first raced at the TT in 1937 and has won 30 races there, mostly in the sidecar class.
With KTM entering the TT for the first time, that gives the Isle of Man an incredibly robust field for the June race.