The BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team and the newly developed endurance version of the BMW S 1000 RR enjoyed a great debut in the FIM Endurance World Championship. At the Bol d’Or at Le Castellet (FRA), Kenny Foray (FRA), Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) and Julian Puffe (GER) battled for the podium down to the wire. After 311 laps, they crossed the finish line in fourth place, just four seconds behind the top three. Team ERC Endurance secured a BMW podium.
Following post-race scrutineering after the Bol d’Or, the FIM jury has decided to demote Team ERC Endurance for non-compliance with the rule regarding fuel tank capacity. This moved the BMW Motorrad World Endurance Team to a fantastic third place.