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 – Rider
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.