The BMW Motorrad team, with riders Tom Sykes and Eugene Laverty, had a challenging 2020 season. The season was shortened to 8 events, with each event having 2 full races and a SuperPole 10-lap race over the weekend. The team had its’ share of ups and downs throughout the season, including a few crashes and mechanical DNF’s. You can read the full story here on the World SuperBike BMW team page. Additional insights from the season are available including for the BMW team, in 2020 in a nutshell article.
The season had several highlights, including Jonathan Rea (Kawasaki) winning his record-setting sixth consecutive World SuperBike championship. The previous record of four consecutive was held by Carl Fogarty. American Garrett Gerloff, 5-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion, joined the Yamaha Junior team. He managed to podium three times, with 1 second-place and 2 third-place finishes in the 22 race season.