Marco Melandri – In the last two years, Marco Melandri gave to his teammate the Superbike World Title. After he prepared the bike and won a lot of races. He had ups and downs in Moto GP. Then, he refused several raises and it has excluded himself. Last week, he said no to the Yamaha SBK. Italian rider now enters in the “Project X”. Top secret.
Maybe at the end of the month. Maybe in Brno. He will try the German Moto GP’s experiment. So, the BMW is preparing the landing in Moto GP. It is not the first time this has happened. Now, the Germans are serious. The KTM spent 54 million (with Red Bull) to entry in the 2017 Moto GP. So, maybe, they must have accelerated a project that the Bavarians thought they could live more calmly.
Marco Melandri comes back in Moto GP
In 2015, Aprilia and Suzuki are back in Moto GP. In 2017, there will also be the KTM. Instead, BMW is still missing. The Bavarian House, whose sales of 2015 showed a positive situation, don’t feel the need to return to the races officially. Although, it now appears he’s having second thoughts. The experience in the World Championship series, with the S 1000 RR derived, was stopped recently.
Now, BMW is in grid with private teams, but official help. CEO Stephan Schnaller explained: “We have decided to stop our direct involvement in Superbike to devote all our energies to the development of road bikes. Currently, I am not seeing reasons to change this decision. As for the Moto GP, BMW would of course economic strength to take part in the Championship. We don’t want to use it though to run two drivers in that category.” However, the arrival of Melandri would seem to confirm a change of ideas to be part of the German mark.