Racing Update: Resch and Prášek Crowned Champions in Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship

Racing Update: Resch and Prášek Crowned Champions in Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship

Two more titles, three wins and numerous podium finishes: it was another successful weekend for the BMW S1000RR. In the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) the titles in the Superbike and Superstock classes went to BMW racers, with Roland Resch (AT) being crowned SBK champion and Michal Prášek winning the STK title. The season finale at the Slovakia Ring (SK) saw three wins and a total of eight podium finishes for the BMW riders. Their fellow BMW racers in the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) have also been successful on their outings in Sepang, Malaysia. In addition, the BMW S1000RR was also in action in the US and Japan. Meanwhile, Resch regains the lead in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

Slovakiaring (H) 13rd September 2015. BMW Reitwagen Racing Team Rider Ronald Resch #88 (AUT)-2
BMW Reitwagen Racing Team Rider Ronald Resch #88 (AUT).

Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Slovakia Ring, Slovakia.

Slovakiaring (H) 13rd September 2015. BMW Reitwagen Racing Team Rider Ronald Resch #88 (AUT)
BMW Reitwagen Racing Team Rider Ronald Resch #88 (AUT).

A great finale to a successful season at the final round of the 2015 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR). At the Slovakia Ring near Bratislava (SK) two BMW racers were crowned champions after three wins and a total of eight podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR. Roland Resch (AT / Reitwagen-Racing) had secured the title in the Superbike class (AARR SBK) at the penultimate round in August, and wrapped up his season with two more podiums in Slovakia. In the Superstock class (AARR STK), Michal Prášek (CZ / Rohac and Fejta motoracing team) claimed the title after also stepping onto the podium. The two Czech BMW riders Lukáš Pešek (BMW Motorrad Czech) and Michal Filla (BMW Sikora Motorsport) contributed to the successful weekend for BMW by securing race wins in Slovakia.

Pešek secured pole position for the first race of the Superbike class and took the win after a thrilling duel with Resch. Being runner-up over most of the distance, he took the lead in the final stages of the race and crossed the line with an advantage of two seconds. Resch finished second to complete the one-two result for the RR. A total of six BMW riders finished the first race in the top ten. Pešek’s teammate Martin Choy (BG) finished fourth, directly followed by Ireneusz Sikora (PL / BMW Sikora Team) in fifth place. Miloš Cihak (CZ) crossed the finish line in seventh on the third RR in the race for BMW Motorrad Czech, Wolfgang Gammer (AT / heating factory) finished in ninth. Pawel Gorka (PL / BMW Motorrad Czech) in 11th, while István Bezzegh (HU / Superbike Raceteam) in 15th also rode into the points.

Slovakiaring (H) 13rd September 2015. Team BMW IV Racing Rider Lukas Pesek #52 (CZE)
Team BMW IV Racing Rider Lukas Pesek #52 (CZE).

In race two, Pešek and Resch secured another double podium for the BMW S1000RR. They were fighting a nail-biting three-way-battle with Pawel Szkopek (PL) for the lead. After 11 laps, Pešek crossed the line in second only 0.073 seconds behind Szkopek. Resch, who set the fastest race lap with a new track record, was third on the podium. This time, six of the top eight spots went to the RR. Choy finished fifth, Cihak in sixth. Daniel Bukowski (PL) crossed the finish line in seventh on the BMW S1000RR of Zlotniccy Racing and Gammer rounded off the top eight in eighth place. Bezzegh and Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL / Team LRP Poland) in 13th and 15th also picked up points.

In the Superstock class Filla won both races on his RR. On both occasions he was not the only BMW rider on the podium: in race one, Filla’s teammate Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL) finished third. In the second race Prášek claimed third on the podium to finally secure the championship title.

Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang, Malaysia.

Team BMW Rider Colin Butler #31 (UK)
Team BMW Rider Colin Butler #31 (UK)
#31 Colin Butler (BMW1000RR) - Third Place - Race 1 - Superbike Round 3 - Malaysia Superbike Championship - 12 September 2015
Third place for Colin Butler (#31) in race one.

The Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur (MY) hosted the third round of the 2015 Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) last weekend. In each category, three races were held – with the BMW racers claiming numerous podium finishes.

In the Superbike category (MSC SBK), Colin Butler (CA) finished third overall on the podium on his BMW S1000RR in race one. He was fourth overall in the other two races. These were also his results in the classification for the Superbike A class. In the Superbike B class BMW racers clinched a total of six podium finishes. Gavin Macdonald (GB) was second in the class on all three occasions (ninth, seventh and eighth overall). Fellow BMW rider Mohd Najuib Bin Alias (MY) was third on the podium in the first two races (both times tenth overall). In race three RR rider Ahmad Abas (MY) was third (tenth overall). In the Superstock class (MSC STK) the best BMW rider was Nasarudin Mat Yusop (GB) with two fifth places. Hansur Rizal Nur Sastra (MY) also claimed a fifth position on his RR.

MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series in Millville, NJ, USA.

New Jersey (USA) 13rd August 2015. Team BMW Rider Steve Rapp #15 (USA)
Team BMW Rider Steve Rapp #15 (USA).
New Jersey (USA) 13rd August 2015. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #110 (CAN)
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #110 (CAN).

The final round of the 2015 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA) took place at the New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville (US) last weekend. Steve Rapp (US) was the best-placed BMW rider. He finished the two races in 11th and eighth overall (seventh and fifth in the Superstock class). Newly-crowned champion of the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), Jordan Szoke (CA), made a guest appearance in New Jersey on his BMW S1000RR. He came home 15th overall and ninth in the Superstock class (AMA STK) in race one, but crashed in race two. Jeremy Cook (US) finished the first race 23rd overall and 16th in the STK class, but was also not classified in race two.

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

The fifth race of the season in the Superbike class of the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) was held in Autopolis (JP) last weekend. The best-placed BMW rider was Daisaku Sakai (JP), who came home 14th on the BMW S1000RR run by the CONFIA Flex Motorrad39 team. His teammate Shinya Takeishi (JP) followed him over the finish line in 15th place. Koji Teramoto (JP) finished 16th on the Tras135HP team’s RR.

Autopolis (JP). 13rd September 2015. Team BMW CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP)
Team BMW CONFIA Flex Motorrad 39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP).

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The positions at the top of the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy have changed once more. By claiming two podium finishes at the season finale of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) at the Slovakia Ring (SK), Austrian Roland Resch (AARR SBK) regained the lead in the rankings. He now has 344.73 Race Trophy points to his name. The previous leader, Jordan Szoke (CA / CSBK PR), is now second with 341.67 points. Markus Reiterberger (DE / IDM SBK) is currently third with 299.52 points. It is a top-three of champions: all three have claimed the title in their individual championships this year. While Resch and Szoke have finished the seasons in their series, Reiterberger has one more round to go in the SUPERBIKE*IDM. However, the number of points for Resch and Szoke are not final, as at the end of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy season the extra points for championship titles, pole positions and so on will be rewarded to all competitors (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: September 16, 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Roland Resch (AT) AARR SBK 344.73
2 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK PR 341.67
3 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 299.52
4 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 294.81
5 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 269.67
6 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 266.18
7 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 250.67
8 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 242.46
9 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 218.18
10 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 212.00
11 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon FR EU 211.69
12 Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) BSB STK 205.09
13 Michal Šembera (CZ) AARR STK 203.33
14 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 182.15
15 Lee Johnston (GB) BMW RRC 181.33

16. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV AM/179.20), 17. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/178.91), 18. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/171.20), 19. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/158.55), 20. Emeric Jonchière (FR/FSBK STK/157.54), 21. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/152.89), 22. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/143.28), 23. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/142.89), 24. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/141.71), 25. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/140.27), 26. Florian Drouin (FR/FR EU/134.15), 26. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/134.15), 28. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/133.71), 29. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/132.93), 30. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/120.56), 31. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/119.62), 32. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/115.20), 33. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/114.96), 34. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/112.00), 35. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/108.80), 36. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/107.20), 37. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/106.67), 38. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/105.33), 39. Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/103.62), 40. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/100.00), 41. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/96.00), 42. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/90.97), 43. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/88.89), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/86.00), 45. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/84.00), 46. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/81.22), 47. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/AARR SBK/77.09), 48. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/74.00), 49. Dominic Usher (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 50. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/70.86), 51. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/69.33), 52. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/68.92), 53. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/64.00), 54. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 55. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 56. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/56.00), 57. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/53.33), 57. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 59. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 60. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/51.05), 61. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 62. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/46.86), 63. Bastien Mackels (BE/IDM SBK/46.57), 64. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/45.85), 65. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/43.64), 66. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 67. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 68. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/38.00), 69. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/35.20), 70. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/32.00), 71. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/31.42), 72. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/29.71), 73. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/27.43), 74. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/27.33), 75. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 75. Stefan Cappella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 75. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 78. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 79. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/22.00), 80. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK STK/20.92), 81. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/18.91), 82. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/16.00), 82. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 82. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/16.00), 85. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/14.00), 86. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/13.71), 87. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 88. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 89. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/10.18), 90. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 91. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 91. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 93. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/8.73), 94. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/6.40), 95. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 95. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 97. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/4.00), 97. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/4.00), 99. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 100. Maria Costello (GB/BMW RRC/3.56), 101. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00), 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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