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BMW Restructures Superbike team

While the rest of the world especially in racing is cost cutting and down sizing, BMW Motorrad’s Superbike team is adding and shuffling it’s managers around like chess pieces, as they announced they would be doing, when they appointed Bernhard Gobmeier as BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director two months ago.

With the tempermental Davide Tardozzi out of the picture Rainer Bäumel, formerly the team’s Technical Director gets a promotion to the newly created post of Head of Race Operations, while Stephan Fischer becomes the new Head of Development for BMW Motorrad Motorsport, and Josef Hofmann is appointed Managing Director of the Stephanskirchen factory and all three will respond directly to Gobmaier.

“In filling these three key positions we are concluding the restructuring of the team management,” explains BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Bernhard Gobmeier.
“The new formation is leaner and the division of labour more clearly delineated.
Rainer Bäumel will now control trackside operations and take responsibility for the deployment of the race team, while Head of Development Stephan Fischer will be in charge of further development of the BMW S 1000 RR.

This brings with it a much closer interlocking with colleagues in series production development than was previously the case.
Josef Hofmann, as Managing Director of Alpha Racing, will head up the factory in Stephanskirchen and take care of logistics, personnel and finance.

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