Eugene Laverty will be riding a BMW S 1000 RR for the official BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in the 2020 Superbike World Championship.

Laverty has raced for a string of manufacturers in the past, including Yamaha, Aprilia, Suzuki and Ducati – but next year, he’s heading to BMW. The Irishman will be replacing German rider Markus Reiterberger, presumably joining Tom Sykes in the BMW fold – although Sykes’ contract hasn’t been renewed just yet.

Speaking about the news Marc Bongers, the Director of the motor sports division of BMW Motorrad said: “With Eugene Laverty, we welcome on board a very experienced driver who is also very familiar in the Shaun Muir team. At the same time, we want to show our great thanks to Markus Reiterberger. He has been closely involved in the development of the racing version of the new RR from the beginning, and has been instrumental in the success we have had. We will do our best, in the races we have left together in the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, to make sure we have a successful end of the season with Markus.”

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