San Diego BMW Motorcycles and Lee's Cycle Service have formed a new race team for the California State Championship Series, featuring Jeremy Toye, riding the new BMW S 1000 RR Liter Bike. Testing began April 26, when the co-sponsored team arrived at Buttonwillow Raceway Park to warm up for the upcoming race season.
"There were a lot of Raised Eyebrows at Buttonwillow, seeing Jeremy Toye throw a leg over the BMW S1000RR,” says Gary Orr, managing partner at San Diego BMW Motorcycles. “This first day of testing on a stock bike showed real promise." In fact, they were only a little over a second off the track record in the configuration set up that day.
Jeremy Toye, owner of Lee's Cycle, plans to take on the California State Championship Series, the 2010 Lucas Oil Superbike Challenge in Utah, and select rounds of WSMC, WERA races throughout the 2010 racing season. Toye will modify two S 1000 RRs at his shop.
"The race industry needs a little injection right now. BMW entering this class is good for racing and will be exciting for spectators," Toye says.
(Photo courtesy of Vanhap Photography)
Posted by Holly Wagner