BMW Motorcycle in the 24 Hours Endurance race at Le Mans

Just caught 5 minutes of the live coverage of the 24 Hours Motorcycle Race at Le Mans and they mentioned that a BMW is running and on the first page of the results. Yay!

Bike number 17 is one of the boxer twin bikes, the same configuration as my bike, and with the same telelever and paralever suspension front and back. The specifications (in French) say it is 1170cc, so I think it is likely to be based on the R1200S. As I write they are 20th in the race.

I thought they might be running one of the new nice and fast K bikes, but the predecessor to the R1200S was the R1100S which supported MotoGP races in the boxercup a few years back.