As you may have heard, BMW is bringing back the BoxerCup, a spec race with moderately-modified boxer motors. The original championship utilized the R1100S, and this time around BMW has gone with the RnineT Racer. To compete, you have to be older than 18, have at least a national B license, and buy a BoxerCup RnineT Racer (up to 30 of them!) to compete with. BMW fans will remember the name Nate Kern, who actually became associated with the brand through the original BoxerCup series. BMW Motorrad made him a brand ambassador, and he was heavily involved with bikes like the R1200S, S1000RR, and the RnineT. Nate was the first to take the “cafe racer” RnineT and disregard the cafe portion, developing it into a full race bike and possibly inspiring BMW to create the Racer version. Nate’s looking to compete in the resurrection of BoxerCup, but he needs your help to cover the costs.
For more about the modifications made to the bikes for competition, check out Rocket Garage. The only changes that teams are allowed to make are cosmetic (stickers/paint).
The fundraiser is being run by Jim Doyle, Nate’s crew chief for the 2008 ASRA ThunderBike Series – BMW’s first racing championship in 30 years, thanks to Nate and Jim. The series starts in June and there are 6 rounds. The team is looking for $72,000 and they’ve currently raised $14,665 from 43 people in 5 days. Want to help an American win in Europe? Head on over to GoFundMe to donate.
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