Racing Update: Thrills on Four Continents

Racing Update: Thrills on Four Continents

BMW riders were in action in championships on a four continents last weekend. In the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) BMW S1000RR racers claimed a one-two-three. In the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) two BMW pairings stepped onto the podium at Pannoniaring (HU). In Canada, BMW privateer Jordan Szoke (CA) celebrated his second win of the season in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). In addition the BMW Motorrad privateers raced in Japan, the US and Australia. In the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy Matthieu Lussiana (FR) is back in front after a successful weekend in the Moto 1000 GP (MT1GP) in Goiânia, Brazil.

Goiania (BRA) 28th June 2015. Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)-5
Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)
Goiania (BRA) 28th June 2015. Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)-3
Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)

Moto 1000 GP in Goiânia, Brazil.

The fans in Goiânia (BR) were thrilled with exciting race action at the third round of the 2015 Moto 1000 GP (MT1GP) season. After winning the two previous races, Matthieu Lussiana (FR) was the favorite this weekend again. He confirmed that by claiming pole-position with his BMW S1000RR from the BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing team on Saturday. In Sunday’s race he rode the fastest lap time by setting a new record and lead most of the race. However, he had to battle an exciting duel with his rival Diego Pierluigi (AR), who was on his heels all the time. Only at the very end did Pierluigi take the lead, and Lussiana crossed the line in second, a mere 0.055 seconds behind his rival. In the championship standings Lussiana continues to lead with an advantage of 21 points over Pierluigi. With the Race Trophy points he scored at Goiânia Lussiana regained the lead in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. His teammate Sebastián Porto (AR) unfortunately had a big crash in the first qualifying, fracturing his tibia. The whole BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes him a speedy recovery.

French Superbike Championship in Magny-Cours, France.

The “Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours” (FR) hosted the fifth round of the 2015 French Superbike Championship (FSBK). In the Stock class (FSBK STK) Emeric Jonchière (FR / ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) finished both races in eighth. In the overall classification he was 16th on both occasions. His teammate Camille Hedelin (FR) retired in race one and was 15th in the Stock class in race two (23rd overall). EVO rider Nicolas Pouhair (FR / MSC Courneuvien 93) crashed in qualifying and was not able to take part in race one. In the second race he crossed the line 12th overall and seventh in the EVO class (FSBK SBK).

Magny-Cours (FRA) 28th June 2015. Team BMW La Roche Noire Rider BRUN Julien #5 (FRA)
Team BMW La Roche Noire Rider BRUN Julien #5 (FRA)

The French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) also held its fifth round of the season at Magny-Cours. BMW privateer riders claimed a one-two-three for the BMW S1000RR in race one. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) won, Benjamin Colliaux (FR / Team CMS – R2T) was second and Cyril Brunet Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) third on the podium. In total, eight BMW riders crossed the line within the top 11. In race two Colliaux stepped onto the podium again, finishing third. Four BMW riders were among the top six. Florian Brunet-Lugardon was in the lead most of the race but crashed. He was able to rejoin the race but had to settle for sixth. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy he improved to third position.

FIM Sidecar World Championship at the Pannoniaring, Hungary.

Just one week after its visit to Croatia the 2015 FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) was back in action this weekend at Pannoniaring in Hungary. While Saturday’s sprint race was held in dry conditions, the sidecar crews had to fight with wet conditions in Sunday’s gold race. The Finnish BMW duo of Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) were second on the podium on both occasions. In the overall world championship rankings they dropped back to second, only five points behind the new leaders. Uwe Gürck (DE) and Manfred Wechselberger (AT) from Polizei Sport Verein Wels also stepped onto the podium, finishing the first race in third. They were fourth in race two. Mike Roscher / Anna Burkard (DE / Roscher-Burkard-Penz13) finished fifth and seventh with their BMW sidecar.

Pannoniaring (H) 21st June 2015. BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Paivarinta_Kainulainen #44 (FIN) riding sidecar LCR powered BMW-3
BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Paivarinta_Kainulainen #44 (FIN) riding sidecar LCR powered BMW.

Canadian Superbike Championship in St. Eustache, Canada.

Jordan Szoke (CA) withstood the tricky conditions with torrential rain at the second round of the 2015 Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) in St. Eustache (CA). The multiple Canadian Superbike Champion celebrated his second win of the season on his BMW S1000RR from the Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team. In doing so he extended his lead in the championship to 20 points over his next rival. His fellow BMW rider Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distributing Superbike Team) battled with Szoke for the win, but crashed out in the tricky conditions. BMW privateer Reiner Griese also retired after a fall. Both are unhurt.

St Eustache (CAN) 28th June 2015. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)-3
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #101 (CAN)

MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship in Sugo, Japan.

At the fourth round of the 2015 MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) in Sugo (JP) an endurance race with rider changes was held. Two BMW pairings lined-up on the grid. Daisaku Sakai / Shinya Takeishi (JP / CONFIA Flex Motorrad39) finished eighth on their BMW S1000RR, while Koji Teramoto / Yuuta Kodama (JP / Team Tras135HP) crossed the line in 13th.

Sugo (JP). 28th June 2015. Team BMW CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP)
Team BMW CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP)

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series at Miller Motorsports Park, US.

The sixth round of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship (AMA) was held at Miller Motorsports Park (US) this weekend. In the Superbike class, (AMA SBK), BMW privateer Matthew Orange (US / O.C. Racing) finished 11th and ninth. Marcel Irnie (CA / Mobi/Irnie Racing) crashed in race one and was eighth in the Superstock class (AMA STK) in race two.

Toole (USA) 28th June 2015. Team BMW OC Racing Rider Mathew Orange #24 (USA)-3
Team BMW OC Racing Rider Mathew Orange #24 (USA)

AustralAsian Superbike Championship in Sydney, Australia.

The BMW Motorrad privateers have also been in action in Australia this weekend. No fewer than seven BMW S1000RRs took to the track at the third round of the 2015 AustralAsian Superbike Championship (AAS) at Sydney Motorsports Park (AU). In the “Formula Xtreme” class, Eray Yusuf (AU) claimed one eighth and two ninth spots overall. He was second in “Group D” within the class on all three occasions. Peter Stamoulis (AU) was ninth, eighth and tenth. Steve Maher (AU) had to retire from race day after a crash in race one. In the “Formula Oz” class, Anthony Saad (AU) was the best placed of the four competing BMW riders. He was seventh and eighth in the first two races (both times second in “Group C” within the class) but crashed out in race three.

Sydney (AUS) 28th June 2015. Team Auto Lift Garage Doors BMW Rider Eray YUSUF #81 (AUS)-3
Team Auto Lift Garage Doors BMW Rider Eray YUSUF #81 (AUS)

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The battle for the top spots continues to be exciting, with the lead changing again this week. Matthieu Lussiana (FR / MT1GP) returned to first place with 213.33 Race Trophy points. He is closely followed by the previous leader, Roberto Tamburini (IT / STK 1000), who is second with 212.00 points. New in third position is Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR / FR EU) with 203.08 points (see full rankings below).

In 2015 the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises 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: 1st July 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 213.33
2 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 212.00
3 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 203.08
4 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 190.95
5 Roland Resch (AT) AARR SBK 181.33
6 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 179.69
7 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 178.67
8 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 160.00
9 Emeric Jonchière (FR) FSBK STK 153.58
10 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 148.33
11 Michal Šembera (CZ) AARR STK 143.33
12 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 128.00
13 Madjid Idres (FR) FR EU 115.69
14 Florian Drouin (FR) FR EU 113.23
15 Lee Johnston (GB) BMW RRC 108.44

16. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/105.62), 17. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/104.00), 18. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/101.87), 19. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/99.43), 20. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/96.00), 21. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK PR/91.67), 22. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV AM/84.80), 22. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/83.20), 23. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/82.89), 25. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/82.29), 26. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/80.00), 27. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/78.67), 28. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/73.60), 29. Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/70.19), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/64.13), 31. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/64.00), 31. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/64.00), 33. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 33. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/60.00), 35. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/58.67), 36. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 37. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/55.11), 38. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/54.76), 39. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/54.15), 40. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 41. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/52.57), 42. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 43. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/49.78), 44. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/48.00), 44. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/48.00), 47. Daniel Rivas (ES/CEV PR/46.40), 48. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/45.85), 49. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/44.56), 50. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/41.22), 51. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/41.14), 52. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/40.00), 53. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 54. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/38.67), 54. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/38.67), 56. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 57. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/35.20), 58. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/34.00), 59. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/32.42), 60. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/AARR SBK/30.67), 61. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/30.48), 62. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/26.33), 63. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/26.00), 64. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/25.90), 65. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/25.14), 65. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/25.14), 67. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 67. Stefan Capella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 67. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 70. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/23.11), 71. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/22.67), 72. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/22.40), 73. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 74. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK STK/20.92), 75. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/20.00), 76.Bastien Mackels (BE/IDM SBK/14.86), 77. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 78. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/12.57), 79. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/12.19), 80. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 80. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/12.00), 80. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/12.00), 83. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 84. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/9.33), 85. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 86. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/6.86), 87. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/6.67), 88. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 88. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 90. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/5.33), 91. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/4.00), 91. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/4.00), 93. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 94. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/3.20), 95. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/2.67), 96. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00), 97. Maria Costello (GB/BMW RRC/1.78), 98. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/0.00), 98. Tatsuya Noda (JP/EWC SBK/0.00), 98. Sandra Stammova (SI/RSA SBK GP/0.00)

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