Racing Update: Busy Weekend for BMW Racers with Six Wins and 18 Podiums

Racing Update: Busy Weekend for BMW Racers with Six Wins and 18 Podiums

It was a weekend full of racing with events in nine different championships on four continents. And it was another successful weekend for the BMW S1000RR, with a total of six wins and 18 podium finishes. The 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has also reshuffled with Raffaele De Rosa (IT) re-taking the lead.

Donington (UK) WorldSBK 28th May 2016. Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Jordi Torres #81 (SPA)
Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Jordi Torres #81 (SPA)

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Donington, Great Britain.

After its overseas round in Malaysia, the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) returned to Europe last weekend, contesting its seventh race event of the season at Donington (GB). Jordi Torres (ES) from the Althea BMW Racing Team finished the two races in seventh and 11th. Karel Abraham (CZ) claimed his best result of the season so far at the home round for the Milwaukee BMW team, crossing the line in ninth in race one. Unfortunately, he had to retire in race two due to a technical issue. His teammate Joshua Brookes (AU) equaled his best result of the season by finishing ninth in race two. In the first heat, Brookes was 14th. Markus Reiterberger (DE) came home in 11th and 16th on his Althea BMW S1000RR.

Donington (UK) STK1000 28th May 2016. Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Raffaele De Rosa #35 (ITA)
Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Raffaele De Rosa #35 (ITA)

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Donington, Great Britain.

Donington (GB) also hosted the fourth race of the 2016 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000). Raffaele De Rosa (IT) celebrated his second win of the season on the Althea BMW Racing Team BMW S1000RR. With this success, De Rosa re-took the lead in the championship as well as in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

British Superbike Championship in Donington, Great Britain.

Donington (UK) British Superbike Championship 29th May 2016. Team Buildbase BMW Rider Taylor MACKENZIE #77 (UK)
Team Buildbase BMW Rider Taylor MacKenzie #77 (UK)

The Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) also raced at the WorldSBK weekend at Donington (GB). Four BMW S1000RRs crossed the line in the first four positions. Taylor MacKenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) celebrated his third victory of the season and extended his lead in the championship. Second on the podium was Hudson Kennaugh (ZA / Trikmoto Bahnstormer BMW). Richard Cooper (GB), a regular in the Superbike class (BSB SBK), made a guest appearance in the Superstock class on the Derby Alloys RR. He finished the race in third, but was disqualified afterwards due to a breach of the technical regulations. As a result, Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW), who had came home in fourth, was classified third.

FIM CEV Superbike European Championship at MotorLand Aragón, Spain.

Aragon (SPA) 29th May 2016 - CEV Superbike - Team BMW TargoBank EasyRace Rider Maximilian Cristian Scheib Kruger #7 (CHI)
Team BMW TargoBank EasyRace Rider Maximilian Cristian Scheib Kruger #7 (CHI)

The second round of the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) was held at MotorLand Aragón (ES) last weekend. The two Targobank EasyRace SBK Team riders, Maximilian Scheib (CL) and Santiago Barragán (ES), claimed four of the six podium places. In race one, Barragán was second and championship leader Scheib was third, while it was the other way around in race two.

FSBK 2016
Team BMW Club Mecasport Rider Kenny Foray #78 (FRA)

French Superbike Championship in Lédenon, France.

It was a great weekend for Kenny Foray (FR) and the Tecmas Racing Team at Lédenon (FR). The French track hosted the third round of the 2016 French Superbike Championship (FSBK). In race one, Foray finished second on the podium, and in race two he celebrated his first win of the season on his BMW S1000RR.

French European Bikes Championship in Lédenon, France.

In the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), the BMW S1000RR continues to be the dominating bike. At the third round of the season in Lédenon (FR), the BMW racers claimed the first four positions in race one and celebrated a top-five lockout in race two. Man of the weekend was Benjamin Colliaux (FR / Team Cherot Moto Sport), who won both races on his RR. With this success, he improved to second in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. In race one, Colliaux was joined on the podium by Bertrand Boyer (FR / Team ERT Motorsport) in second and Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) in third. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) completed the top four. In race two, Colliaux won ahead of second placed Florian Brunet-Lugardon and Fabien Gabrielien (FR) in third. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon and Michel Amalric (FR / Tecmas Racing Team) crossed the line in fourth and fifth respectively.

FSBK 2016
Team BMW MS Courneuvien 93 Rider Colliaux Benjamin #10 (FRA)
Shannonville (CAN) Canadian SBK May 29 2016. Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN)
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN)

Canadian Superbike Championship in Shannonville, Canada.

Wheels are turning again in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK): last weekend, the 2016 season kicked off at Shannonville (CA). Seven BMW S1000RRs lined up on the grid and it was a strong outing for the Canadian BMW racers. Four of them finished the first race of the season in the top-five. Victory went to reigning champion Jordan Szoke (CA), who aims to win his 11th title this season. He was joined on the podium by fellow BMW racer Matt McBride (CA) in third. Fourth place went to Ben Young (GB), while Michael Leon (CA) was fifth on his RR.

MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Racing Championship in Motegi, Japan.

The Japanese BMW racers were in action this weekend in the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Racing Championship (MFJ) race in Motegi (JP). Two of them claimed top 15 finishes: Daisaku Sakai (JP) was tenth on his team Rosetta Motorrad 39 RR, while Yuta Kodama (JP / Team Tras 135HP) finished the race in 13th.

Motegi (JP). 29th May 2016. All Japan Superbike Championship Team BMW Rosetta Motorrad39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP)-2
Team BMW Rosetta Motorrad39 Rider Daisaku Sakai #39 (JP)
Killarney (RSA) South African SuperGP Champions Trophy 28th May 2016. Team BMW Lance Isaacs #38 (RSA)
Team BMW Lance Isaacs #38 (RSA)

South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in Killarney, South Africa.

Killarney (ZA) near Cape Town hosted the fourth round of the 2016 South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK). The best-placed BMW racer was local hero Lance Isaacs (ZA), who finished the races on his home track in fifth and seventh. Ronald Slamet (ZA) and Garick Vlok (ZA) also raced into the top ten with Slamet being ninth in race one and Vlok finishing eighth in race two.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The battle for the top positions in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy continues with last weekend’s fully packed racing schedule resulting in many changes throughout the standings. Raffaele De Rosa (IT), who celebrated his second win of the season in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000), re-took the lead with 182.29 Race Trophy points. New in second place is Benjamin Colliaux (FR) with 170.19 points, courtesy of a double win in the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU). The previous leader, Vincent Lonbois (BE / IRRC), is currently third with 161.36 points (see full standings below).

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: June 1 ,2016

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Raffaele De Rosa (IT) STK1000 183.29
2 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 170.19
3 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 161.36
4 Taylor MacKenzie (GB) BSB STK 158.09
5 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK 129.54
6 Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) IRRC 117.09
7 Lance Isaacs (ZA) RSA SBK 116.57
8 Jordi Torres (ES) WorldSBK 114.60
9 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 109.00
10 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 106.60
11 Joshua Elliott (GB) BSB STK 102.55
12 Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT) EWC STK 100.95
12 Dominik Vincon (DE) EWC STK 100.95
14 Santiago Barragán (ES) CEV 96.49
15 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 93.85

16. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/92.22), 17. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/90.95), 18. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/89.33), 19. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 20. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/87.96), 21. Ian Hutchinson (GB/BSB STK/83.82), 22. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/81.54), 23. Michal Prášek (CZ/AARR STK/78.00), 24. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/77.80), 25. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/72.92), 26. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/72.57), 27. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/69.00), 28. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/68.20), 29. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/64.57), 30. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/61.80), 32. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/61.25), 33. Michael Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/60.60), 34. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/60.36), 35. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/60.20), 36. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/56.92), 37. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/52.97), 38. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 39. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/45.50), 40. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/45.08), 41. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 42. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 43. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 43. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/41.20), 45. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/40.30), 46. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/39.60), 47. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/38.00), 48. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/35.36), 49. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/32.86), 50. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 51. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 51. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 53. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 54. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/30.60), 55. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 56. Steve Rapp (US/AMA STK/28.80), 57. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/26.80), 58. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 58. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 58. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 61. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/26.00), 62. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/25.75), 63. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/23.60), 63. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/23.60), 65. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/23.50), 66. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 67. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/23.27), 68. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/23.00), 69. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/20.40), 70. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 71. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/20.00), 72. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 73. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/18.93), 74. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 75. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/17.45), 76. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/17.40), 77. Davo Johnson (AU/BSB STK/15.60), 78. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 79. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/13.80), 80. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/13.62), 81. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 82. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 83. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 84. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 85. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/11.50), 86. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 87. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/10.29), 88. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/9.20), 88. Paul Shoesmith (GB/BMW RRC/9.20), 90. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/8.80), 91. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/7.71), 92. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 93. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 94. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 95. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 96. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 97. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 98. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 99. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 100. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 101. Dominique Platet (FR/FR EU/2.46), 102. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/1.60), 103. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 104. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 105. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 105. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 105. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 105. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 105. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 105. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/0.00), 105. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 105. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/0.00), 105. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 105. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/0.00), 105. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 105. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00)

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