Racing, Demo Rides, BMW XPLOR Riders Party, Flat Track Display And More!
Following a long tradition of BMW owner appreciation events at Daytona, BMW Motorrad USA has a host of events slated for Bike Week Daytona 2008.
RACING - Daytona International Speedway
BMW’s successful racing program is expanding for 2008, and this year it will include several racing events at Daytona International Speedway.
March 1-2, 2008
Famed BMW XPLOR racer Nate Kern will kick off a week of festivities and competition by racing in both the ASRA/CCS and MOTO-ST races on the weekend of March 1st and 2nd. Nate will race this opening weekend on his podium-winning BMW R 1200 S. The British racer Richard Cooper will join him for the MOTO-ST Daytona 300 event on March 2.
March 8, 2008
Following the successful début of the new groundbreaking HP2 Sport at the 2007 World Endurance Championship series in Europe, BMW Motorrad Motorsport will make history on March 8, 2008, by participating for the first time in the 67th running of the Daytona 200.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport will bring four American and European racers to Daytona. American racers Nate Kern and Brian Parriott, who have earned numerous podium finishes for BMW i n the US, will team up with European racers Rico Penzkofer and Thomas Hintereiter for Saturday’s premier racing event.
The new BMW HP2 Sport is the lightest and most powerful motorcycle to be powered by the legendary Boxer engine. It is the first truly purpose-built road racing motorcycle from BMW.
BMW Motorrad USA, BMW XPLOR and hundreds of BMW fans from all over the US will attend the Formula Xtreme event at the Daytona 200, on March 8, to cheer the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team of Kern, Parriott, Penzkofer and Hintereiter.
BMW owners and their guests can meet the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team members and have an opportunity to win tickets to the historic AMA Formula Xtreme race at a BMW XPLOR Riders Party on Friday, March 6 (see below). Visit www.amasuperbike.com for more on the races.
March 1-7, 2008 — Starting at 9:00 a.m.
BMW’s Demo Ride Team will offer Bike Week participants a full week of rides on the latest and hottest BMW bikes. Demo rides will begin at 9:00 a.m. daily, from Saturday, March 1st through Friday March 7th, and riders are encouraged to arrive early.
BMW XPLOR RIDERS PARTY - Residence Inn Marriott
March 7, 2008 - 5:30pm
BMW owners and their guests are invited to a BMW XPLOR Riders Party at the Residence Inn Marriott, on 1725 Richard Petty Blvd (one block from Daytona International Speedway). The free pool-side event includes food and refreshments, a stunt show by national stunt champion Chris "Teach" McNeal on his new and customized F 800 S, an autograph session with BMW Formula Xtreme race team members, and a traditional BMW goodie bag. There will also be raffle for a large number of free tickets to the Formula Xtreme race on Saturday, March 8. All BMW owners are invited and they may bring a non-BMW owner guest.
BMW F 800-BASED FLAT TRACKER ON DISPLAY BY THE AMA
March 5-6, 2008 - Daytona Municipal Stadium
Another first for BMW at Daytona: The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) will showcase two new, customized BMW F 800 Flat Track bikes built by Dale Lineaweaver, during the Flat Track singles races at Daytona Municipal Stadium, starting at 6:00 p.m. on March 5 and 6. Visitors will have the opportunity not only to see the exclusive display of one-off Flat Track bikes in person, but also to meet Dale Lineaweaver, the well-known engineer and motorcycle builder from Northern California. Visit www.amaflattrack.com for more information.