What ‘held back’ BMWs from entering MotoGP

Despite being a partner of the Motorcycle World Championships since 1999, currently supplying the official safety car, BMW never made the leap to compete in MotoGP. Now that there is a vacancy with the Suzuki Ecstar team leaving and there is a growing project in the Superbike World Championship, it might seem like a good time to step into the team.

However, that doesn’t seem destined to happen. At least judging by BMW Motorrad Managing Director Markus Schramm, who quoted by MotorPassionMoto.com explained that MotoGP is a topic that is constantly discussed, but blocked by automaker-loving executives:

– At BMW, we are always considering MotoGP. But it depends on who makes the final decision. Karlheinz Kalbfell and Herbert Diess wanted to join, as did Hendrik von Kuenheim. But they were stopped by the management of BMW, that is, by the car directors.

It should be noted that on four wheels BMW was in Formula 1 with an official team from 2006 to 2009, without much success, while it is currently preparing the LMDh project with which it will participate in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) and in the IMSA. SportsCar Championship, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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