“The rideability of the bike has improved a lot and I have the feeling that we made good progress over the course of the tests."
This one quote has my hopes up for a BMW Superbike revival. Over the past couple of months, the fact that once the riders get to the ragged edge, the bike tosses 'em like an 8 second bull rider whose been on for 2 seconds was a concern. I was wondering if BMW would ever get this bike to a point where the rider felt like he was in control.
Mika, in your opinion, does BMW have a chance of being on the podium in say four or five of the upcoming races?
I was very impressed with the fact that for a first year go-fast, the BMW showed well. Yet many have expressed dissatisfaction that Troy and Ruben were not on the podium in many of the races. Personally, I am happy that the BMW is coming of age. Can it handle the DUC, YAMY or any of the other ground pounders?
And... how soon will we know? After this race? Next year?