Motorcycle land speed record holder Valerie Thompson to appear at BMW Motorrad Days in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
BMW Motorrad celebrates 90th Anniversary with worldwide party in Germany
(Scottsdale, AZ) – June 25, 2013 – Valerie Thompson, owner/driver of Valerie Thompson Racing (VTR), will be appearing at the BMW Motorrad Days 2013 celebration July 5th – 7th in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, the biggest BMW party of the year with over 35,000 attendees expected.
BMW Motorrad Days 2013 is a three-day extravaganza featuring “everything BMW,” including new motorcycle introductions, special bike tours, riding demonstrations and races. The highly anticipated inaugural Classic Boxer Sprint, organized by the top German motorcycle magazine MO, will showcase the new BMW Concept Ninety homage motorcycle.
In addition to Thompson, other sports celebrities appearing at BMW Motorrad Days include four-time streetbike freestyle world champion Chris Pfeiffer, adventurer Joe Dakar and the five winners of the “One World. One R 1200 GS. Tour”.
“I can’t thank the wonderful folks at BMW Motorrad enough for the opportunity to attend this major event that draws BMW enthusiasts from around the world. I’m very excited since this is my first trip to Germany. I only wish I could bring my BMW with me for all the tours they’ll be hosting,” stated Thompson.
While in Germany, Thompson will also be the subject of a BMW Motorrad photo shoot by photographer Markus Hofman, whose celebrity clients include Tom Cruise, Adrien Brody, and Formula One drivers Ralf Schumacher and David Coulthard.
Thompson’s next land speed racing competition will be SCTA’s Speedweek at the famed Bonneville Salt Flats August 10-16, where she hopes to set new land speed racing records on her BMW S 1000 RR motorcycle. For details, visit http://www.scta-bni.org.
Valerie Thompson Background
Thompson is a five-time land speed record holder and owner/driver of the Valerie Thompson Land Speed Racing Motorcycle Team who has also competed in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and National Hot Rod Association drag racing series. She set a personal best top speed and 1000cc Class Record of 212 mph on her BMW S 1000 RR during the March 2013 Texas Mile competition. Thompson is a member of both the Texas Mile 200 MPH Club and Mojave Magnum 200 MPH Club.
Valerie Thompson Racing Sponsors include: BMW Motorrad, CTEK Battery Chargers, TROON Enterprises, Vision Wheel, Metro Auto Auction, Stay Fast,
MS Production, SICOM Brakes & Clutches, Orlando Autobody, Schuberth Head Protection Technology, Go AZ Motorcycles of Scottsdale, Worldwide Bearings, Stand-Up Photos, Hyperpro Suspension Technology, Avon Tyres, Vortex and Shorai Battery.
Additional Information Sources & Photos
Video of 208 mph pass at 2012 Ohio Mile: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi6mOP8Ifd8&feature=share&list=PLOeE2Wlatonow9o7BmKEYTgFon73sYbmZ
Go Pro ride-along video of 212 mph pass at 2013 Texas Mile: http://youtu.be/gXkeSbt5m9g
Eric Studer (214) 676-3860 EricStuder@mac.com