Frenchman Sylvain Barrier will continue to ride for BMW Italia in World Superbikes next season after signing a new one-year deal with the squad.
Barrier, who spent a good deal of last season away from racing after a nasty car crash, has already tested with the team and will be out on track again in late January at Portimao and Jerez.
“I’m really happy to continue with the BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team. The 2014 season was a really tough one given the crashes and the injuries that forced me to sit out many races, but the team has always been behind me and this helped me overcoming the most difficult times,” said Barrier.
“Anytime we were able to get on track with the Evo we always performed very well and, given the new rules, I’m sure we will be able to score some good results.”