A New Chapter In the Book of N8! Kern
A chapter ends, yet the story continues. Fifteen years after Nate Kern’s career launched out of the starting blocks, he has the unique opportunity to once again race his beloved BMW R nineT into the winner’s circle and solidify his name in BMW motorcycle racing’s history; this time on the international stage! In 2003 Nate took a chance on a brand and BMW took a chance on an unknown racer. Yet now, in 2018 Nate Kern and BMW are a match made in heaven, both relishing in the success this partnership has enjoyed.
Nate began his racing career aboard a BMW at the 2003 BMW Motorrad FIM Boxer Cup Series at Daytona International Raceway. When the series ended in 2004, Nate continued to pursue his passion for the brand and develop with the BMW R1100S, R1200S, HP2 Sport and now the R nineT twin platform.
Nate consistently credits his success to the support of the BMW riding community and his many fans, friends, and supporters. He has continuously encouraged this close-knit community to be involved in the program and they are always welcome in his pit. Nate delivered the first BMW championship in over 30 years (2008 ASRA ThunderBike National Championship) and continues to selflessly give of his time and share his passion by just being there at countless track events, road races, and dealerships across this great country. Nate makes BMW’s cool!
Now, Nate needs your help!!! BMW Motorrad has followed Nate’s lead and is bringing the Boxer engine back to motorsport. The new BMW Motorrad BoxerCup 2.0 starts in spring 2018. All riders will compete on an identical BMW R nineT Racer motorcycle that has been modified for racing and Nate Kern HAS TO be there representing North America!
Nate was the first person to turn a R nineT into a race bike, ignoring the chuckles and doubters. The Roebling Road AHRMA event in 2016 was the first race ever for a R nineT. I don’t know anybody but Kern who could have developed that platform this quickly. He just intuitively knows these flat twins. With the support of BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta, Nate has propelled this platform to true race bike status.
And now – BMW Germany has become a believer. Former BMW designer Ola Stenegard didn’t realize how many lives would be enhanced with the design of the BMW R nineT. No one ever realized just how well-received this platform would be, proving its functionality by successfully merging heritage and lifestyle with motor sports. Obviously, Nate has been one of the earliest believers in the platform and truly enjoys helping others get the most out of their lives and their bikes.
Here is where we are today; The Boxer Cup 2.0 Series is announced in Europe and is in its inaugural season for 2018. The six-round series will be hosted at race tracks in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. America needs Nate to be in this fight. His passion for the flat twin coupled with his success in the original Boxer Cup opened this path to the new Boxer Cup 2.0. He can win this thing and bring this cup back to North America!
This is an opportunity for you to be directly engaged in the fight for the championship. True to form, the community will always be welcome in Nate’s corner. You can follow Nate and his European support team on social media and connect with him via live online videos. The team will strive to put you in the helmet and paddock via social media so you too may embrace this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Please help Nate reach this goal. Every contribution helps and he needs your support. Nate is going to win this series, and he needs you on the team. I’m asking for you to help Nate fly America’s flag, our flag, from atop the winner’s podium.
Thank you so much -
Crew Chief - 2008 ASRA Pro ThunderBike Series
Nate needs 42k USD + 19% VAT tax + expenses for all 4 rounds purchased at one time + travel expense. Each round purchased separately is 10.5k USD + 19% VAT + travel expense. All the funds from this campaign go towards actual expense only. (overall series has been shortened to 4 rounds from 6. Our campaign goal has also been reduce to reflect the series change)
Funds will be withdrawn as needed to satisfy race event registration and travel expense by our third party accountant. Withdrawn funds will be deposited to a Bank of America account registered to Nate Kern. The accountant will release funds as needed for payments to vendors, race sanctioning bodies, and for documented expense reimbursements.
What the are funds used for:
Race entry frees. Bike rental and bike transport. Racing supplies such as tires, fuel, spare parts as needed. Mechanic fees for bike service between and at events. Other equipment logistics and licensing fees as required. Mr Kern’s actual documented travel expense for Boxer Cup 2 events.
BMW Motorrad Boxer Cup Series Events:
22-24 June 2018 - Sachsenring (GER) | ADAC Classic
27-29 July 2018 - Schleizer Dreieck (GER) | IDM Lauf
7-9 September 2018 - TT Circuit Assen (NL) | IDM Lauf
28-30 September 2018 - Hockenheimring, (GER) | IDM Lauf
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