Alongside the FIM World Superbike Championship in Misano, Italy, the fourth round of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup saw Sylvain Barrier (FRA) and Lorenzo Baroni (ITA) of the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet STK Team with Michele Magnoni (ITA) of G.M Racing secure a remarkable triple podium for the BMW S1000RR. Markus Reiterberger (GER) of Team Alpha Racing finished tenth on his RR.
For the BMW Motorrad Italia GoldBet Superstock Team it was a perfect day with its first one-two of the season. It also marked a special comeback for Sylvain who notched his third victory of the season despite not being fully fit. He just had an operation for a dislocated shoulder suffered at the previous round in Monza five weeks ago.
The French rider started the race well, got into the lead early on and dictated the pace up to the checkered flag. With this victory Sylvain is now back in front of the points standings.
It was the first podium in the class for Lorenzo Baroni who, after a collision with Bryan Staring which lost him a lot of ground, impressed the Misano crowd with an outstanding recovery and then sealing his place by overtaking Michele Magnoni on the outside at the “Carro” corner. This move allowed the Italian rider to get a well deserved second place. During the race Lorenzo also set the fastest time of 1’39.248, on the fifth lap.
BMW provides this interview with Sylvain and Lorenzo just after they finished spraying champagne and collecting their awards on the podium: