It was a successful season finale for the BMW S1000RR in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). In the final races of the year in Mugello (IT), BMW racers Marco Marcheluzzo (IT) and Roberto Tamburini (IT) stepped onto the podium. Marcheluzzo was third in race one on Saturday, while Tamburini finished second in race two on Sunday.
Conditions were more than treacherous for race one. Rain made it a very wet track and the race was shortened to 12 laps. In the tricky conditions, eight of the 19 riders who started failed to finish. It was in this difficult race that Marcheluzzo celebrated his first podium finish of the season, crossing the line in third on his DMR Racing Team BMW S1000RR. BMW racer Marco Muzio (IT / Maan Motorsport The Black Sheep) was fifth, while fellow BMW riders Francesco Ciacci (IT / Furius Bulls Sibarys) and Alessandro Simoneschi (IT / Tutapista) finished tenth and 11th.
Race two on Sunday was held in dry conditions. This time it was Tamburini who represented the BMW colors on the podium. The Motoxracing rider finished runner-up, stepping onto the rostrum for the fifth time in the CIV season. In race one Tamburini was not able to start due to technical problems. In total, eight BMW racers finished the final race of the season in the points. The best-placed RR rider behind Tamburini was Fabrizio Perotti (IT / Tutapista) in fifth. Remo Castellarin (IT) was ninth, Denni Schiavoni (IT / 2R Racing) tenth, Muzio 11th and Francesco Ciacci (IT / Furius Bulls Sibarys) 12th. Andrea Poggi (IT) and Marcheluzzo finished 14th and 15th. With their results, the riders also collected further points for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full rankings below).
In the overall championship rankings, Tamburini improved one position with his podium finish and ended the season in second place behind champion Michele Pirro (IT) with 122 points. Tamburini only took part in four of the season’s five rounds, claiming one win and four further podium finishes. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Tamburini’s classification comes from his results in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000), where he scored more Race Trophy points this season. Tamburini was also runner-up in the STK1000 championship rankings.
Four title wins for BMW Motorrad Racing Team Herpigny Motors.
The Belgium Team of Herpigny Motors can look back on an impressive haul this season: BMW Motorrad Racing Team Herpigny Motors won the championship title in all four championships contested by its riders Vincent Lonbois (BE) and Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) in 2015. Lonbois finished the season as a triple champion: He won the BeNeCup, held for the first time this year, the national Belgian championship and the Open Dutch Championship ONK. Le Grelle clinched the title win in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) on his BMW S1000RR and finished runner-up behind Lonbois in the BeNeCup and in the Belgian Championship. The BeNeCup jointly hosted by the Belgian and Dutch motorcycle associations unites races in the national Belgian championship and the Open Dutch Championship ONK under one roof.
2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
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: 14th October 2015
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Roland Resch (AT)||AARR SBK||344.73|
|2||Jordan Szoke (CA)||CSBK PR||341.67|
|3||Matthieu Lussiana (FR)||MT1GP STK GP||330.37|
|4||Markus Reiterberger (DE)||IDM SBK||314.29|
|5||Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||295.38|
|6||Roberto Tamburini (IT)||STK1000||284.00|
|7||Alastair Seeley (GB)||BSB STK||280.73|
|8||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||269.67|
|9||Cyril Brunet-Lugardon||FR EU||251.08|
|10||Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)||SWC||250.67|
|11||Hudson Kennaugh (ZA)||BSB STK||241.45|
|12||Eeki Kuparinen (FI)||CEV AM||220.80|
|13||Lukáš Pešek (CZ)||AARR SBK||218.18|
|14||Michel Amalric (FR)||FR EU||206.77|
|15||Michal Šembera (CZ)||AARR STK||203.33|
16. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/181.33), 17. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/178.91), 18. Emeric Jonchière (FR/FSBK STK/177.64), 19. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/171.20), 20. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/167.00), 21. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/158.55), 22. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/153.60), 23. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/153.14), 24. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/152.89), 25. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/152.38), 26. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/148.92), 27. Florian Drouin (FR/FR EU/147.69), 28. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/145.64), 29. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/142.89), 30. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/140.27), 31. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/137.90), 32. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/133.71), 33. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/132.93), 34. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/126.40), 35. Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/125.62), 36. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/120.56), 37. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/114.96), 38. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/107.20), 39. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/106.67), 40. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/105.33), 41. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/100.00), 41. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC SBK/100.00), 43. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/96.00), 44. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/90.97), 45. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/88.89), 46. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/85.71), 47. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/84.00), 48. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/81.22), 49. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/78.77), 50. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/AARR SBK/77.09), 51. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/75.43), 52. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/74.00), 53. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/73.60), 54. Dominic Usher (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 55. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/64.00), 56. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/62.67), 57. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/60.80), 58. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 59. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/59.20), 60. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 61. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/56.00), 62. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/54.10), 63. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/53.71), 64. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 65. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 66. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/51.00), 66. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/51.00), 68. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 69. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/43.64), 70. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 71. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 72. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/38.00), 73. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/33.00), 74. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/31.42), 75. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/30.86), 76. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/28.95), 77. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/28.00), 78. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/27.33), 79. Stefan Cappella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 80. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 81. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/22.00), 82. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/18.91), 83. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/16.00), 83. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 83. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 83. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/16.00), 87. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/14.00), 88. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 89. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 90. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/11.43), 91. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/10.18), 92. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 93. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 94. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/8.73), 95. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/8.00), 95. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/8.00), 97. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 97. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 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)