Last weekend, the 8 Hours of Doha, representing Round 2 of the FIM Endurance World Championship, took place under extremely harsh climatic conditions in Qatar. In spite of temperatures of up to 50 °C, our SR1 test rider Erwan Nigon succeeded in winning the race in grand style with his BMW Motorrad France team and gaining valuable championship points.
With spectacular lap times over a second faster than those of the competition, Erwan Nigon and his team set a virtually unattainable benchmark. In the end, the time keeping indicated that the team was ahead of the remaining field by three laps.
Under the extreme temperature conditions, the SR1 was able to display its outstanding ventilation characteristics to full effect, delivering over 12 litres of fresh air per second. Endurance test passed!
Schuberth test rider Erwan Nigon left Doha immediately after the race in order to prepare for the upcoming IDM race at the traditional track of the Nürburgring. The Frenchman had already succeeded in playing his cards right at the last race in Oschersleben, making it onto the podium twice in succession.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for you, Erwan.