OMG Racing switches to BMW S1000RR machinery for BSB 2020

OMG Racing announces it has dropped Suzuki machinery for BMW power in BSB 2020; Luke Mossey already confirmed to run one OMG BMW S1000RR

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Fresh from the announcement it has re-signed Luke Mossey for its 2020 British Superbike Championship campaign, OMG Racing has now confirmed it will switch to BMW machinery next season.

The fledgling outfit is coming to the end of its second season in BSB running customer Suzuki GSX-R1000s for Mossey and Josh Elliott, having first entered a single Suzuki for Gino Rea during its inaugural 2018 BSB season. 

For 2020, OMG Racing will continue its growth by switching to the latest generation BMW S1000RR, one of which will be campaigned by Mossey.

Pointing to an inability to develop the Suzuki GSX-R1000 further to get more speed from a bike that though quick in Superstock form has struggled for consistent form in Superbike trim, OMG Racing has chosen a bike that has been up at the front of both classes in 2019.

“We’re looking to take the team to the next level where we want to be, which is fighting for podiums week in week out and definitely in the showdown,” OMG Team Principal Paul Curran said. “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to work any closer with Suzuki to further develop the bike. 

“With the BMW’s we’re able to purchase the parts that we need the same as any other BMW team and all the parts are available and the RR’s are an exciting project to get started on. 

“I’d like to say a big thanks to Brad Clarke and the team at Powerslide Motorcycles for all their support with the GSX-R1000R and I’m sure we’ll continue that relationship in some form, they’ve been fantastic with us throughout our time on Suzuki’s. Now it’s time for a new challenge for OMG. 

“We know that the bikes have a lot of potential because the current BMW’s still are using the stock engine and they’re still able to run at the front. As the package develops it’s only going to get stronger and it’s looking like a good bike.”

OMG Racing looking to tap BMW S1000RR potential

Despite the new generation BMW S1000RR being delivered late to its current BSB customers TAS Racing (Tyco) and Smiths Racing, both – particularly the latter - have enjoyed success with the machine in 2019, with Peter Hickman taking it to the Title Showdown this season.

Though no BMW has scored a victory in 2019 – unlike the OMG Suzuki of Elliott – there is a sense the BMW S1000RR has a lot more potential to tap on a bike that came into the season with little or no testing development.

“It’s going to be another exciting season for the team as we move onto BMW’s for the 2020 season,” added team owner Alex Gardner. “We’re focused on finishing 2019 with a flourish for the moment, then once we’re wrapped up at Brands we’ll turn our attentions to the BMW and what will be another competitive year in 2020 where we can surprise a few people again.

“With a British Superbike win under our belts already, we’re hungry for more – OMG and BMW will be a powerful pairing, after all, 3 letters are all you need for us both!”