Tom Sykes will line up with Michael van der Mark for the BMW squad for the 2021 WSBK season.
The British rider will remain with BMW for a third season, it will be his 14th season racing in the class following a wildcard in 2008.
Sykes is the 2013 WSBK champion and holds the record for the most pole positions in WSBK history.
BMW Motorsport Director Marc Bongers, said: “Tom has been part of our WorldSBK Team from the very start and is an important pillar of this project. We are pleased to be able to continue along the common path in 2021, which we embarked upon with the first tests back in December 2018. This gives us continuity, which is very important for the successful development of a project. We have already achieved a lot together, and the goal is now to definitively close the gap to the front-runners. Tom’s extensive knowledge of the BMW S 1000 RR and his input will play a key role in achieving this.”
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