Racing Update: Success for the S1000RR in England and France

Racing Update: Success for the S1000RR in England and France

The privateer BMW Motorrad riders have been in action successfully at two venues last weekend: Great Britain’s Donington Park and Le Vigeant in France. At Donington, Ayrton Badovini (IT) scored another top-five finish on his BMW S1000RR in the Superbike World Championship. Roberto Tamburini (IT) enjoyed podium honors in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, while Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) and Alastair Seeley (GB) climbed on the rostrum as winner and third respectively in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship. In France’s Le Vigeant, BMW Motorrad riders Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR), Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR), Michel Amalric (FR) and Betrand Boyer (FR) claimed podium finishes in the French European Bikes Championship.

Donington (UK) 22nd May 2015. BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team Rider Ayrton Badovini #86 (ITA)
BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team Rider Ayrton Badovini #86 (ITA)

In the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Matthieu Lussiana (FR / MT1GP STK GP) is still in the lead with 133.33 points. He is coming under pressure, however, with the chasing pack getting closer and the points differences within the top positions being minimal. Tamburini (STK1000) has improved to second with 130.00 points and third place is shared by Amalric, Florian Brunet-Lugardon (both FR EU) and Emeric Jonchière (FR / FSBK STK) who are equal on 119.38 points (see full standings below).

Donington (UK) 22nd May 2015. BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team Rider Ayrton Badovini #86 (ITA)-2
BMW Motorrad Italia Superbike Team Rider Ayrton Badovini #86 (ITA)

FIM Superbike World Championship in Donington Park, Great Britain.

Donington Park (GB) hosted the sixth round of the 2015 FIM Superbike Championship (WSBK). The experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport have been on site again to give support to BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team and BMW Racing Team Tóth in setting up the BMW S1000RR Superbikes for the requirements of the challenging circuit.

Ayrton Badovini (IT) confirmed in Donington that he is on the way forwards. With strong results in Friday’s free practice sessions (P6 and P4) he easily qualified for Saturday’s deciding Superpole 2 on his RR. In the fourth free practice on Saturday he suffered a setback, crashing at high speed. Badovini was unhurt, but his bike was severely damaged and the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team had to prepare the spare bike. As he experienced some issues with the qualifying tire in Superpole 2, the Italian qualified 11th on the grid. But in Sunday’s races, he fought back, found his rhythm and worked his way back towards the front. In race one he claimed his second top-five finish of the season, crossing the line in fifth. In race two he was again making up position after position, but lost time when he nearly high-sided on the tricky, bumpy surface. Badovini finished ninth. Gabor Rizmayer (HU) from BMW Racing Team Tóth finished the races in 18th and 16th while his teammate Imre Tóth (HU) was 19th and 17th.

Donington (UK) 24th May 2015. BMW Team Motoxracing Rider Roberto Tamburini #2 (ITA)
BMW Team Motoxracing Rider Roberto Tamburini #2 (ITA)

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Donington Park, Great Britain.

At the Donington WSBK round, the riders and teams of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) tackled their fourth race of the 2015 season. Privateer BMW Motorrad rider Roberto Tamburini (IT) once more proved to be one of the top competitors in the series. He claimed pole-position with his Motoxracing BMW S1000RR and finished second on the podium in the race. In doing so he not only claimed second place in the riders’ rankings of the STK1000, but also improved to second in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. Greg Gildenhuys (ZA), who returned to the series and is competing on the TR. Corse BMW S 1000 RR from Donington on, finished 22nd, Eric Vionnet (CH / Motos Vionnet) crossed the line in 26th.

Superstock class of British Superbike Championship in Donington Park, Great Britain.

Donington Park was also the venue for the fourth race of the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK). As an exception, the series did not hold its race at a BSB weekend but in the supporting program of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The British fans experienced a nail-biting three-way battle for the win with two privateer BMW Motorrad riders being among the protagonists. After 12 exciting laps, Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) took the win with his TrikMoto BMW S1000RR. It was his second victory of the season. Alastair Seeley (GB / Tyco BMW) finished third on the podium, only 0.6 seconds behind winner Kennaugh. Luke Quigley (GB / Formwise Washrooms / Bathams) completed the top-five in fifth.

Donington Park (UK) 24th May 2015. Team BMW Linxcel Trik Moto Racing Rider Houdson Kennaugh #3 (UK)-3
Team BMW Linxcel Trik Moto Racing Rider Houdson Kennaugh #3 (UK)

French Superbike Championship in Le Vigeant, France.

The French Superbike Championship (FSBK) held its third race-weekend of the season in Le Vigeant (FR). In the races of the Superbike championship, which see EVO and Stock machines competing together, the best result for a privateer BMW rider was scored by Nicolas Pouhair (FR / MSC Courneuvien 93). He finished fifth in the EVO class (sixth overall) in race two on his EVO BMW S1000RR after he retired in race one. Emeric Jonchière (FR / (ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) was seventh and sixth in the Stock class (12th and 11th overall). Unfortunately, privateer BMW Motorrad rider Emilien Jaillet (FR / ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) was injured in a severe crash in race one. The whole BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes him a speedy recovery.

Le Vigeant (FRA) 24th May 2015. Team BMW ASM Armagnac Bigorre Rider Brunet Lugardon Floris #34 (FRA)
Team BMW ASM Armagnac Bigorre Rider Brunet Lugardon Floris #34 (FRA

In the races of the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), BMW riders claimed four podium finishes. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) was second in race one, while his brother and team-mate Florian Brunet-Lugardon achieved this result in race two. Third places on the podium went to BMW riders Michel Amalric (FR / GD Performance) and Betrand Boyer (FR / Team 974 Deux Zero) respectively. In total, seven S1000RRs finished race one within the top ten, in race two six RRs crossed the line in the first ten positions. With their results, the French BMW Motorrad riders worked their way towards the top of the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, with Amalric, Florian Brunet-Lugardon and Jonchière sharing third place now and Cyril Brunet-Lugardon in sixth.

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

In 2015, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises a total of 19 international and national championships. Registration is possible until June 30th, 2015. Participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy can once again compete in multiple championships in 2015. However, the points scored in the different championships are not added together, but are calculated separately for each individual race series. The current standings only include points from the race series in which the participant has scored the most Race Trophy points. You can find all the information on the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, including the regulations and registration form, online at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport website: www.bmw-motorrad-motorsport.com.

Status: May 27, 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 133.33
2 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 130.00
3 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 119.38
3 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 119.38
3 Emeric Jonchière (FR) FSBK STK 119.38
6 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 104.62
7 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 98.91
8 Lance Isaacs (ZA) RSA SBK GP 96.86
9 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 88.10
10 Madjid Idres (FR) FR EU 82.46
11 Lee Johnston (GB) BMW RRC 67.56
12 Florian Drouin (FR) FR EU 61.54
13 Pekka Päivärinta (FI) / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 61.33
14 Gareth Jones (AU) EWC SBK 60.00
14 Pedro Vallcaneras (ES) EWC SBK 60.00

16. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV AM/52.80), 17. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 17. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/48.00), 17. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/48.00), 20. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/44.57), 21. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/42.19), 22. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/41.60), 23. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/40.38), 24. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 25. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/38.67), 26. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR STK/37.78), 27. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/34.46), 28. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/34.29), 29. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/32.13), 30. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/32.00), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/31.24), 32. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/29.71), 33. Sebastian Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/28.44), 34. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/26.67), 35. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/24.42), 36. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 36. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 36. Stefan Capella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 39. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 40. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/20.80), 41. Peter Hickman (GB/BSB SBK/19.81), 42. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK STK/19.69), 43. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK STK/18.46), 44. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/15.89), 45. Milos Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/13.33), 45. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/13.33), 47. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/12.00), 48. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/11.43), 49. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 50. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/8.00), 51. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/6.86), 51. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/6.86), 53. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 53. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/6.00), 55. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/4.00), 56. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 57. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/2.67), 58. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/2.00), 58. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00), 58. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/2.00), 61. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/0.00), 61. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/0.00), 61. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/0.00), 61. Tatsuya Noda (JP/EWC SBK/0.00), 61. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK PR/0.00)

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