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BMW Boxer Cup riders prepare for final race

BMW Boxer Cup riders prepare for final race

BMW Boxer Cup riders prepare for final race

The last ever BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup race takes place at Valencia this weekend after five years of racing, with a brand new series based on a naked version of the four cylinder BMW K1200 R planned for next season.

Whilst a press conference at Valencia on Saturday afternoon will provide further details of the new championship, the Boxer Cup has its eighth and final race of 2004, wrapping up one of the most exciting seasons of racing known with the BMW R 1100 S machines.

From Daytona in March, via the best MotoGP circuits in the world, this concluding race on Sunday afternoon will once more see fairing to fairing, cylinder head to cylinder head racing right to the flag as the last positions in the championship are decided.

The whole Valencia MotoGP weekend is a celebration for fans and teams alike as the gruelling summer of testing and racing comes to a point in front of a capacity crowd of over 100,000, many of whom will have been in the circuit from before dawn to get the best seats in the house.

On the track, Austrian Thomas Hinterreiter is the 2004 BMW Motorrad BoxerCup title-holder after a stunning run of six podiums from seven races so far. Hinterreiter clinched the title at Brno in August and took with him a new BMW M3 Coupe, but that still leaves Brian Parriott, Roberto Panichi and Markus Barth chasing second place and a brand new BMW Z4 2.2 for the reward.

The third placed rider after Sunday's race will take home one of the massively popular BMW R 1200 GS motorbikes. Parriott is in second place at the moment, five points ahead of Panichi, who in turn is four points ahead of Barth.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE LA COMUNITAT VALENCIANA

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