BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Travis Wyman made the best of a tough weekend at Barber Motorsports Park and ended his first season racing a BMW on a high note.
The Weir Everywhere Racing BMW rider rewarded his team for their relentless work during the Sept. 21-23 event with a top-five finish in Sunday’s race. With second place in the Stock 1000 Class already clinched, the team used the weekend to learn more about their BMW S 1000 RR package.
Despite the team’s struggle to find an ideal set up for the 2.38-mile, 17-turn, Leeds, Ala., circuit, Wyman managed to qualify his BMW in fifth place. Wyman overcame a poor start and showed poise as he passed several riders to finish the race in the same position he started it.
The team thanks its many sponsors and fans who have supported it during the 2018 MotoAmerica season. The team is also grateful for the enthusiastic support it has received from BMW North America. More information on the team’s plans for the 2019 MotoAmerica season will be made available soon. To continue following the team during the off season, please visit the team’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/traviswymanracing.
Travis Wyman / #24
“The weekend went about as well as we had expected. We knew it was going to be a challenge to find the right set up. The team came together again this weekend like it has all season and gave me the best bike I could ask for. We had the freedom to experiment more this weekend with our new suspension package and will take what we learned at Barber into our off-season testing program. I want to thank everyone who supported us this year. Joining the BMW family has been the best experience of my professional racing career.”
Steve Weir / Crew Chief
“We knew this was going to be a difficult weekend for us. Travis did a great job getting the most out of our BMW S 1000 RR package, and the team really came together to find the best set up we could for this track. It’s been a great first season working with Travis. We came up just short of the goals we set for ourselves for 2018, but we were able to use this weekend to learn a lot more about the BMW and our new suspension package. We are planning on using the off season to do the testing and development we couldn’t complete during the season and expect to be at the front again at Road Atlanta in April.”
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