BMW G 450 X MAKES U.S. DEBUT IN CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA, OCTOBER 27-282007-10-19 05:45
BMW G 450 X MAKES U.S. DEBUT AT GRAND NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RACE IN CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA, OCTOBER 27-28
BMW Motorrad's 450cc sports enduro prototype - the BMW G 450 X - will make it first U.S. appearance at the GNCC (Grand National Cross Country) race in Crawfordsville, Indiana October 27-28. Former motocross world champion Simo Kirssi -- the lone BMW entrant -- will pilot the G 450 X in the class of Pro Bikes in a 3-hour race from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on the 28th.
The talented Finn rode the G 450 X to its first-ever victory in its most recent appearance in the final round of the 2007 European Cross Country Championship, held in Schefflenz, Germany, October 6-7. The on-going development of the production bike has been widely viewed by the public throughout the off-road racing season in Europe, but the new enduro has never made tire tracks on American soil.
The AMA/ATVA-sanctioned Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series is America's premier off-road racing series. The 13-round race series stretches through the eastern U.S., beginning with the season-opener in Florida in March and concludes with the season-finale in Indiana in October.
Berti Hauser, head of BMW Motorrad Motorsport, is hoping for another cross country victory across the pond. "We've demonstrated that our sports enduro concept not only works, but is capable of winning races," he reported. "Now, we have raised the bar to aim for consistent top performance."
For more information about the Grand National Cross Country Series, visit http://www.gnccracing.com/.
Source: BMW Motorrad
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