Racing Update: Szoke Wins Again in Canada, Martin and Dunlop Dominate Southern 100

Racing Update: Szoke Wins Again in Canada, Martin and Dunlop Dominate Southern 100

Canadian BMW Motorrad privateer Jordan Szoke continued his winning streak in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). In Edmonton (CA) he bagged two wins on his BMW S1000RR. With this success, he catapulted himself from 25th to fifth in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings. In the amateur class the wins in both races also went to the RR. The iconic Isle of Man was the venue for the prestigious Southern 100 last week – with two BMW riders being in the limelight: Guy Martin (GB) and Michael Dunlop (GB) dominated the 1000-cc-class on their RRs.

Edmonton (CAN) 12nd July 2015. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)

Canadian Superbike Championship in Edmonton, Canada.

Edmonton (CAN) 12nd July 2015. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)-12
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)

Jordan Szoke (CA) has made a huge step towards his eighth CSBK title: The BMW privateer remained unbeaten at the third round of the 2015 Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) at Edmonton (CA). This time two races were held and Szoke dominated the weekend on his BMW S1000RR from the Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team. In Superpole he secured pole-position for both heats by setting a new track record. He then won both races with a comfortable advantage of several seconds. In addition, he set the fastest lap time on both occasions.

Szoke’s winning streak is impressive: he has been victorious in all four races held so far this season. With three more races to go, he has extended his overall lead in the championship to 77 points over his closest rival. In total Szoke has collected 219 points so far. With his success in Edmonton he also made a huge leap in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, improving from 25th to fifth. His fellow BMW rider Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distributing Superbike Team) finished the first race in a strong fourth but retired in race two.

In the amateur class it was also a BMW Motorrad privateer who was the man to beat: Samuel Trépanier (CA) claimed pole-position with his BMW S1000RR and also won both races.

Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.

Isle of Man Southern 100 (GBR) 12nd July 2015. Team Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing Rider Guy Martin #1 (GBR)
Team Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing Rider Guy Martin #1 (GBR)
Isle of Man Southern 100 (GBR) 12nd July 2015. Team Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing Rider Guy Martin #1 (GBR)-2
Team Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing Rider Guy Martin #1 (GBR)-2

The road-racing entourage returned to the legendary Isle of Man last week for the anniversary of the Southern 100 – the iconic event was celebrating its 60th birthday this year. In races for the 1000-cc-category BMW privateers Guy Martin (GB) and Michael Dunlop (GB) shared the wins between themselves, exciting the fans with thrilling duels at the top of the field. In the Senior Race, Martin claimed the win on his Tyco BMW S1000RR, beating Dunlop by just 0.092 seconds. In the second race for the 1000-cc-class, the Corlett’s Trophy, it was Dunlop’s turn to climb onto the top step of the podium. With his RR, which he entered together with the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team, he set a new lap record and overtook leader Martin in the very last metres. Dunlop secured victory with an advantage of a mere 0.087 seconds over Martin.

The Solo Championship marked the highlight of the race week, and Martin celebrated his second win of the event. It was the first-ever victory for the BMW S1000RR in the Solo Championship. In addition, Martin equalled Joey Dunlop’s all-time record of winning this prestigious race three times in a row. Michael Dunlop was also in contention for the win again, but crashed heavily while lying in third position. He suffered severe bruises but fortunately no more serious injuries.

The Tyco BMW Team was also successful in another road race this weekend: William Dunlop (GB) took victory in the Grand Final at the Walderstown Road Races in Ireland. The next big event is the Ulster Grand Prix at the beginning of August, which forms part of the new BMW Combined Road Race Challenge (BMW RRC).

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

In 2015 the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises of a total of 19 international and national championships. Participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy can compete in multiple championships. The points scored in the different championships 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 online at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport website: www.bmw-motorrad-motorsport.com.

 

Status: 15th July 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 222.38
2 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 213.33
3 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 212.00
4 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 203.08
5 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK PR 195.83
6 Roland Resch (AT) AARR SBK 181.33
7 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 179.69
8 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 178.67
9 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 160.00
10 Emeric Jonchière (FR) FSBK STK 153.58
11 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 148.33
12 Michal Šembera (CZ) AARR STK 143.33
13 Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) BSB STK 142.55
14 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 128.00
15 Eeki Kuparinen (FI) CEV AM 124.80

16. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/124.57), 17. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/115.69), 18. Florian Drouin (FR/FR EU/113.23), 19. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/108.44), 20. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/105.62), 21. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/104.00), 22. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/101.87), 23. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/101.71), 24. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/99.20), 25. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/96.00), 26. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/83.20), 27. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/82.89), 28. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/80.00), 29. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/78.67), 30. Daniel Rivas (ES/CEV PR/78.40), 31.Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/70.19), 32. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/65.52), 33. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/64.13), 34. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/64.00), 34. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/64.00), 36. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 36. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/60.00), 38. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/58.67), 39. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/57.60), 40. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 41. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/55.11), 42. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/54.76), 43. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/54.15), 44. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 45. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/52.57), 46. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/52.00), 47. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 48. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/49.78), 49. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 49. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/48.00), 49. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/48.00), 52. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/45.85), 53. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/44.56), 54. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/41.22), 55. Dominic Usher (GB/BSB STK/40.73), 56. Nasarudin Mat Yusup (MY/MSC STK/40.53), 57. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/40.38), 58. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/IDM STK/40.00), 59. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 60. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/38.67), 60. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/38.67), 62. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 63. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/35.20), 64. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/34.00), 65. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/32.42), 66. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/25.14), 67. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/29.71), 68. Bastien Mackels (BE/IDM SBK/28.57), 69. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/26.33), 70. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/25.14), 71. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 71. Stefan Capella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 71. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 74. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/23.11), 75. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/22.67), 76. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/22.40), 77. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 78. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK STK/20.92), 79. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/20.00), 80. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/19.81), 81. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 82. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 83. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/12.57), 84. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 84. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/12.00), 84. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/12.00), 87. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 88. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/9.33), 89. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 90. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/8.00), 91. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/6.67), 92. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/6.40), 93. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 93. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 95. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/5.33), 96. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/4.00), 96. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/4.00), 98. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 99. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/2.67), 100. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00), 101. Maria Costello (GB/BMW RRC/1.78), 102. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/0.00), 102. Tatsuya Noda (JP/EWC SBK/0.00), 102. Mohamad Syahnas Shahidan (MY/MSC SBK/0.00), 102. Sandra Stammova (SI/RSA SBK GP/0.00)

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