Fresh from completing the gruelling FIM Endurance World Championship season, the Prime Factors Racing team are excited to be making their Pirelli National Superstock Championship debut this weekend at Silverstone. Held as a support race to the MCE British Superbike Championship, the team’s endurance rider Barry Burrell will compete on their BMW Motorrad UK supported S1000RR.
Following the bitter disappointment of the Bol d’Or last week, where the team were forced to retire shortly before the 19 hour mark, they will be looking to bounce back at Silverstone as they make their debut appearance in the BSB paddock. Riding the Superstock BMW S1000RR will be Prime Factors Racing Endurance star and former British Superbike rider Barry Burrell.
The Pirelli National Superstock 1000 class is one of the most hotly contested races in the series, however having set some impressive speeds throughout the Endurance World Championship season the team are confident that their BMW S1000RR will be capable of a strong finish.
Speaking ahead of Silverstone this weekend, Barry Burrell said, “I’m really excited for this weekend, the bike has been mega all season and is fast straight out of the box. We’re not changing much from the bike I rode at the Bol, only the ECU as far as I’m aware so it’s a machine I know very well. The biggest difference however will be the tyres, as I’ve not used the treaded Pirelli’s before. If we get out first session and I feel good on them then I can’t see why a podium won’t be possible!
Silverstone is a circuit that I really enjoy and have had some very good results at in the past. It’s a very fast and flowing track, which should hopefully suit our BMW quite well. I just want to get going now!”
Team Principal of Prime Factors Racing, Bruce Charman added “This weekend will be a fresh challenge for the Prime Factors Racing team, but one I’m confident we’ll prove successful at. We’re under no illusions of how difficult a class the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship is, however we will be approaching it in the same manner we have the Endurance World Championship and with the bike we have, coupled with Barry on board, I’m sure we’ll be seeing the Prime Factors BMW S1000RR running towards the sharp end.”