Shaun Muir Racing History
Shaun Muir Racing was founded in 2002, and began competing in the British Superbike championship in 2004 as Hydrex Honda. In 2011 they switched to Yamaha machinery, where they won their first “Heroic” BSB title with Swan Yamaha and rider Tommy Hill. 2013 saw them become Milwaukee Yamaha, and in 2015 they dominated the national series to win their second BSB title with Josh Brookes.
In 2016 they made their debut in the FIM Superbike World Championship, competing as Milwaukee BMW with 2015 BSB champion Josh Brookes and former MotoGP rider Karel Abraham.
2017/2018 saw the team switch to Aprilia machinery with Milwaukee still as the primary sponsor. The team consisted of Eugene Laverty who returned to the series after a two-year absence, and Lorenzo Savadori, the 2015 World Superstock champion now in his second WSBK season.
2019 and a new chapter for Shaun Muir Racing as they switch back to BMW becoming the BMW Motorrad factory WSBK team. Reverting back to BMW gives them the chance to race the brand new 2019 S1000RR with Markus Reiterberger the reining Super Stock champion and 2015’s World Superbike champion Tom Sykes. SMR now an established front runner in FIM World Superbike Championship will be gunning for their first victory in 2019.
Tom Sykes BIO
Tom Sykes (born 19 August 1985 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England) is a motorcycle racer. In 2007 he gained his first ride in British Superbikes, riding a Stobart Vent-Axia Honda; Sykes finished in sixth position in the championship in his rookie year. Following this success he was signed by the Rizla Suzuki team for the 2008 season; he went on to finish 4th in the championship as well as making wildcard World Superbike appearances at Brands Hatch & Donington Park, where he impressed strongly, helping him gain a World Superbike ride at Yamaha Motor Italia for the 2009 season. For 2010 he races a Paul Bird Motorsport Kawasaki in the series. He won his first SBK title in 2013 for Kawasaki. 2019 sees Tom join forces with BMW Motorrad and Shaun Muir Racing in hope of the second SBK title.
Markus Reiterberger BIO
Markus Reiterberger (born 9th March 1994, Trostberg, Germany) started racing at the age of four years old on a converted scooter which later got serious as he competed in the ADAC Mini-Bike Cup and Red Bull Rookies Cup. During his time racing in Red Bull Rookies Cup he would battle it out with MotoGP rider Johann Zarco and other internationally successful racers. In 2008 Markus made his entry into the IDM Championship on a 125 cc and in 2010 he lifted the Yamaha R6 Cup as Champion. Markus later went on to claim the 2013, 2015 and 2017 IDM SBK championship. Stepping into the World Superstock series with the BMW Alpha team in 2018 he impressively claimed the title in the final round at Magny-Cours (France). 2019 Markus will be once again stepping up to the premier class with BMW as he joins the SMR run BMW Motorrad WSBK team.