Racing in the Sidecar World Championship with S1000RR Power BMW Motorcycle…

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Racing in the Sidecar World with S1000RR Power

He from a family steeped in racing success but unlike his world championship-winning father 41-year-old Jörg Steinhausen is BMW S1000RR power for his assault on the Sidecar World Championship. His is of course a hard act to follow, won the 1975 and 1976 Sidecar Championships, won the Isle of Mann TT times and been German several times in an illustrious that spanned a quarter of a

Furthermore, Jörg is mounting his world championship challenge on an BMW-powered outfit. Given BMW is arguably the most successful in sidecar racing, with its overhead camshaft Boxer powering BMW riders to 19 world between 1954 and 1974 – a unequalled in any form of motorsport – you think that Jörg be feeling the pressure.


Not so for the racer from Nümbrecht in as he has already been competing for 15 years and actually won the German in his first year of racing in After adding two more championships, a European championship and top-three World Championship to his list of accolades, Jörg has a goal for 2012, to become champion in this exciting His passenger is 28-year-old Frenchman Cluze – a former French and champion, and Vice World no less.

For Jörg, the challenge of using an albeit extremely powerful in his outfit was hard to resist, BMW S1000RR is a true high-performance with a very strong and engine – that in itself was for me to make a decision,” he says. I was also excited about the BMW is the most successful factory in racing and was completely dominant 1975, when my father on his Busch-König. Of course it is a big challenge for our to install this engine in a and try to make it work at World level from day one but we’re to give it our best shot.”

For the current Sidecar World participants race with that are similar to Superstock Engine performance modifications are and teams are only allowed to compression by using different and vary the cam-timing by adjusting the Furthermore, the oil system and airbox can be to suit the layout of a sidecar.

only seven rounds in the reliability is very important but the BMW hasn’t caused Jörg or any significant problems so far. the early tests and in the first round in April in Magny-Cours, proved that the BMW was competitive by just off the podium in fourth Considering that was Jörg’s World Championship race 2005, it was some achievement.

The team also receives from BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s department as they use their ECU and are to get speedy, smart assistance any troubleshooting is required.

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For anyone who has raced a sidecar outfit there are many differences compared to motorcycling. Jörg know of course, he’s riding motocross bikes the age of four, raced up until the age of 20, and rides a 250cc dirt for fun.

“The biggest is that our bike doesn’t go corners without input both driver and passenger,” he “It is teamwork but without any communication on the Our view is different as well, as our has a total height of only 70cm [28 in.] off the tarmac, is a lot lower than on a solo. performance, our brakes and corner are very impressive but of course the and top speed is better with a due to our extra weight.”

Another main difference is in an enclosed space close to the with the passenger completely for weight transfer. “It’s to really feel the power,” Jörg. “The engine is no problem, but the exhaust is really to our legs. Many sidecar get a burn or two in their career, the exhausts got smaller after the era. Under hot conditions and circuits, the heat from the brake causes trouble as And the passengers need to deal the heat from the radiators, is pretty uncomfortable.”

Unlike world championships, the sidecar have to work with small budgets, which is easier thanks to technical that allow them to costs manageable. Outfits are used for more than one and it helps to share information teams; for example Jörg is in with the Buildbase-BMW team competes in the British Sidecar and with the Wilbers-Suspension Superbike in Germany. There are two more teams in the World Championship – of which have more with the 200 hp RR engine, albeit a different set-up or chassis – but guys are of course racing each other so information flow as freely.

In the golden era of sidecar racing, the and their passengers were on the same scale as the MotoGP or Superbike riders of today. And today’s sidecar racers more of a supporting role to motorcycle classes, the 2012 World Championship nonetheless is at some very prominent including the Bol d’Or 24 Hours World Championship race and the round at Sachsenring – where is looking forward to racing on turf.

Keep an eye out for Jörg and at sidecar races in other too. They have raced at the British Superbike round at Brands Hatch and at Le in France. The plan is to head to the UK to compete at the fast Snetterton and to also race at the German IDM at Oschersleben. You can find more about the team at or .

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