Kruger Joins Andrews at BMW Racing

by James Charman

Dan Kruger will race for BMW Racing Team for the 2014 Isle of Man TT Races and North West 200.

The Canadian-based Superbike rider will also compete in the Suzuka 8 Hour Endurance race in July, while his Chinese Superbike Championship kicks off this coming weekend (21-23 March) in Zhuhai.

“Like most racers around the world, it has always been a dream of mine to not only race the TT but also be aligned with such a world class team on factory prepped machinery,” said Kruger. “I can’t wait for our first test in Europe next month! If all of this wasn’t enough, I’m really fortunate to have Simon Andrews as a teammate. I really need to thank Rico Penzkofer and the entire BMW Racing Team for making this opportunity happen, allowing me this chance of a lifetime.”

Kruger joins Simon Andrews at the German-based team, who has years of experience in road racing, and with factory support from BMW Motorrad, the team are looking like they could be one to watch for 2014.

“I am really looking forward to this season in particular having a Canadian racing for us at the TT and also giving Simon Andrews a chance to show the world that he is back from serious injury and he means business”, said team principal Rico Penzkofer. “Dan has really dominated over in China these past few years and is ready to take on a new challenge. He shows the maturity needed to safely take on the TT. I am really looking forward to working with him and I am pretty confident he will adapt to the BMW very quickly.”

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