The 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy has begun, and the BMW S1000RR is the dominant bike in the 1000cc categories. BMW road racers Michael Dunlop (GB) and Ian Hutchinson (GB) have won the two first races held in this category – both setting new records. There was also more success for the BMW S1000RR in the Superbike IDM and in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) with wins and podium finishes.
Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
The first two races in the 1000cc categories at the 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy have been held: the Superbike TT and the Superstock TT. On both occasions, BMW S1000RR racers took dominant wins and set new records. In Saturday’s Superbike TT, Michael Dunlop (GB) was unbeatable on his Hawk Racing BMW S1000RR. He took the win with an advantage of 19 seconds and clocked the fastest lap ever ridden on the Isle of Man TT Course in 16:58.254 seconds with an average speed of 133.393 mph. Dunlop was the first rider in the history of the Isle of Man TT to do a lap in under 17 minutes. Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) finished the race in second on his BMW S1000RR. Three more RR riders finished in the top ten: Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT Racing) was sixth, Gary Johnson (GB / Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad) ninth and Lee Johnston (GB / East Coast Construction / Burdens) tenth.
The next race for 1000cc machines was the Superstock TT held on Monday. This time, Hutchinson was clearly the fastest man on the circuit. He won with an advantage of over 27 seconds and set a new Superstock lap record aboard his Tyco BMW S1000RR with an average speed of 133.098 mph. Rutter was fourth, while Gary Johnson claimed the best ever TT result to date for Team Penz 13.com BMW Motorrad by finishing fifth. David Johnson (AU / Ice Valley Four Anjels Racing) also rode into the top ten and was ninth. The third and final 1000cc race, the prestigious Senior TT, will be held on Friday.
The weekend, however, was overshadowed by tragic accidents. Fifty-year-old Paul Shoesmith (GB) died after a fall during the Supersport practice on Saturday evening, which he contested on a 600cc bike. In the 1000cc categories, Superbike and Superstock, Shoesmith took part in international road racing on a BMW. He was also a participant in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. We and BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s would like to express our most sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Superbike IDM / International German Championship at the Lausitzring, Germany.
The third round of the 2016 Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) was held at the Lausitzring (DE) last weekend. Mathieu Gines (FR) extended his championship lead: In the first race on Saturday, the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW team RR rider finished second overall and took the win in the Superbike class (IDM SBK). Gines also set the fastest race lap. The second race on Sunday afternoon had to be red-flagged after four laps due to a heavy thunderstorm with torrential rain. It was not re-started and, due to the short distance completed, no points were awarded.
Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Pannoniaring, Hungary.
The Hungarian Pannoniaring hosted the second round of the 2016 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR). In the Superbike class (AARR SBK) BMW racer Martin Choy (BG / BMW Motorrad CSEU) finished third on the podium in both races. In the Superstock class (AARR STK) reigning champion Michal Prášek (CZ / Rohac and Fejta motoracing Team) celebrated a double win on his RR. In race one he was joined on the podium by fellow BMW rider Martin Tritscher (AT) in third. In the second race Marcin Walkowiak (PL / Team LRP Poland) secured second on the podium. Walkowiak also set the fastest race laps on both occasions.
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series in Elkhart Lake, USA.
The fifth round of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA) was held at the iconic Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake (US) last weekend. Steve Rapp (US / Scheibe Racing) finished the two races in 14th and 11th respectively. Jeremy Cook (US / Dead Presidents Racing) crossed the line in 19th and 17th.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
Raffaele De Rosa (IT / STK1000) continues to lead the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy with 182.29 Race Trophy points, followed by Benjamin Colliaux (FR / FR EU) with 170.19 points. New in third position is Michal Prášek (CZ) with 170.00 points after his double-win in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK) — he improved from 23rd to the top three of the Race Trophy (see full standings below).
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: June 8, 2016
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Raffaele De Rosa (IT)||STK1000||183.29|
|2||Benjamin Colliaux (FR)||FR EU||170.19|
|3||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||170.00|
|4||Vincent Lonbois (BE)||IRRC||161.36|
|5||Taylor MacKenzie (GB)||BSB STK||158.09|
|6||Ian Hutchinson (GB)||BMW RRC||156.00|
|7||Kenny Foray (FR)||FSBK||129.54|
|8||Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)||IRRC||117.09|
|9||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||RSA SBK||116.57|
|10||Jordi Torres (ES)||WorldSBK||114.60|
|11||Didier Grams (DE)||IRRC||109.00|
|12||Maximilian Scheib (CL)||CEV||106.60|
|12||Michael Dunlop (GB)||BMW RRC||106.60|
|14||Mathieu Gines (FR)||IDM SBK||104.73|
|15||Joshua Elliott (GB)||BSB STK||102.55|
16. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/100.95), 16. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/100.95), 18. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/96.49), 19. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/95.20), 20. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 21. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/93.85), 22. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/92.22), 23. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/92.00), 24. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 25. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/87.96), 26. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/81.54), 27. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/80.80), 28. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/77.80), 29. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/72.92), 30. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/69.60), 31. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/69.54), 32. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/69.00), 33. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/68.20), 34. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 35. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/61.80), 36. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/61.25), 37. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/60.20), 38. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/56.92), 39. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/55.20), 40. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/52.97), 41. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 42. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/50.00), 43. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/48.80), 44. Steve Rapp (US/AMA STK/45.87), 45. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/45.50), 46. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/45.08), 47. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 48. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 49. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 49. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/41.20), 51. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/40.30), 52. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/38.00), 53. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/35.36), 54. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 55. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 55. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 57. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/31.47), 58. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 59. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/30.60), 60. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/29.60), 61. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 62. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/26.80), 63. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/26.60), 64. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 64. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 64. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 67. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/26.00), 68. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/25.75), 69. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/23.50), 70. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 71. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/23.27), 72. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/23.00), 73. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/22.00), 74. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 75. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/20.00), 76. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 77. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 78. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/18.31), 79. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/17.45), 80. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/16.80), 80. Paul Shoesmith † (GB/BMW RRC/16.80), 82. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/15.50), 83. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 84. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/13.80), 85. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/13.62), 86. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 87. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 88. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 89. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 90. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/11.50), 90. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/11.50), 92. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 93. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/9.54), 94. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/9.20), 94. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/9.20), 96. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/8.80), 97. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 98. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 99. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 100. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 101. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 102. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 103. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 104. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 105. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 106. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 107. Dominique Platet (FR/FR EU/2.46), 108. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 109. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 110. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 110. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 110. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 110. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 110. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/0.00), 110. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/0.00), 110. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 110. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 110. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00)