The 2016 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy ended with an amazing one-two win for BMW S1000RR racers Michael Dunlop (GB) and Ian Hutchinson (GB) in the prestigious Senior TT — including new speed, lap and race time records. This past weekend also saw successful outings for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers in other championship, as in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) and the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK).
Isle of Man Tourist Trophy.
To sum up, three races for 1000cc machines, three wins for the BMW S1000RR, including two one-two results and new records in the Superbike and Superstock categories. After Michael Dunlop (GB) and Ian Hutchinson (GB) won last week’s Superbike TT and the Superstock TT by setting new records each, the Senior TT marked the final highlight of this year’s IOMTT. The RR proved once again to be unbeatable.
Dunlop dominated the six-lap race on his Hawk Racing Superbike RR. The 27-year old bettered his own previous record (an under 17 minute lap set in the Superbike TT) by setting a historical new lap record of 16:53.929 minutes. He rode the fastest average speed ever at 133.962 mph (approx. 215.6 km/h) and won in an overall time of 1:43:56.129 hours – also a new record. The success for the BMW S1000RR was completed by Hutchinson, who finished second on his Tyco BMW S1000RR. This result took him into the lead of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. Hutchinson was also awarded as the most successful participant in this year’s IOMTT: he rode his BMW bikes to victory in the Superstock TT and two second places in the Superbike TT and the Senior TT and also claimed two wins in the 600cc Supersport races.
Two more BMW road racers finished the Senior TT in the top eight: Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT Racing) was seventh and Lee Johnston (GB / East Coast Construction / Burdens) brought his RR home in eighth.
The Munich experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport have been on site during the complete Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and assisted all participating BMW teams in preparing their RRs for the races.
FIM Endurance World Championship in Portimão, Portugal.
The Munich experts have also been in action at the 12-hour race of Portimão (PT), the second round of the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). Five BMW teams tackled the endurance challenge at the “Autódromo Internacional Algarve” and all of them took the checkered flag after 12 hours of racing. The best placed BMW S1000RR was the number 48 of German team Voelpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors. The trio of Bastien Mackels (BE), Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT) and Dominik Vincon (DE) finished in seventh overall and celebrated second on the podium in the Superstock class (EWC STK). With this result, the Voelpker squad took the lead in the team standings in the EWC Superstock class, while the three riders are now leading the EWC STK riders’ championship – and improved to third place in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU team also finished in the top ten: The trio of Martin Choy (BG), Lukáš Pešek (CZ) and Roland Resch (AT) come home tenth (sixth in the Superbike class EWC SBK). The French Tecmas Racing Team – BMW was 15th (ninth EWC SBK), directly followed by team GERT 56 HMT by rs speedbikes in 16th (seventh EWC STK). Team LRP Poland ended the 12-hour race in 20th overall and in tenth in the EWC SBK.
FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Barcelona, Spain.
The fourth race of the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) was held in Barcelona (ES) last weekend. BMW racer Maximilian Scheib (CL) again stepped onto the podium: he was second on his BMW S1000RR by the Targobank EasyRace SBK Team and also set the fastest race lap. With this result, Scheib defended his lead in the overall championship classification.
SuperBikeSeries Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Danilo Lewis (BR) continues to dominate in the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK). The third race of the season was held at Sao Paulo (BR) last weekend – and Lewis celebrated his third victory of the season on his TecFil Racing Team BMW S1000RR. He also set the fastest race lap and won with an advantage of six seconds over his closest rival. In the championship standings, Lewis further extended his lead. Two more BMW riders finished in the top ten: Alex Borges (BR / PRT – Pitico Racing Team) was fifth, while Diego Petrel (BR / BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing) crossed the line in tenth.
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series at the Barber Motorsports Park, USA.
The sixth round of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA) was held at the Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Alabama (US) last weekend. Steve Rapp (US / Scheibe Racing) finished 12th in the Superbike class, while Jeremy Cook (US / Dead Presidents Racing) was 9th and 10th on both occasions in the Superstock class.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The weekend brought a lot of movement to the top positions of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. The lead has changed, with Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) being the new man at the top with 198.50 Race Trophy points, courtesy of his success at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy, which is classified for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy through the BMW Combined Road Race Challenge (BMW RRC). The previous leader, Raffaele De Rosa (IT / STK1000), is now second with 182.29 Race Trophy points. Third position is shared by the three teammates from team Voelpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors, Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT), Bastien Mackels (BE) and Dominik Vincon (DE) with 173.12 points each. They finished second on the podium in the Superstock class of the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC STK) at the 12h-race in Portimão, Portugal (see full standings below).
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: June 15, 2016
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Ian Hutchinson (GB)||BMW RRC||198.50|
|2||Raffaele De Rosa (IT)||STK1000||183.29|
|3||Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)||EWC STK||173.12|
|3||Bastien Mackels (BE)||EWC STK||173.12|
|3||Dominik Vincon (DE)||EWC STK||173.12|
|6||Benjamin Colliaux (FR)||FR EU||170.19|
|7||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||170.00|
|8||Vincent Lonbois (BE)||IRRC||161.36|
|9||Taylor MacKenzie (GB)||BSB STK||158.09|
|10||Danilo Lewis (BR)||BRSBK||153.75|
|11||Michael Dunlop (GB)||BMW RRC||153.35|
|12||Maximilian Scheib (CL)||CEV||141.60|
|13||Kenny Foray (FR)||FSBK||129.54|
|14||Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)||IRRC||117.09|
|15||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||RSA SBK||116.57|
16. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/114.60), 17. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/112.60), 18. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/109.00), 19. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/104.73), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/102.55), 21. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 22. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 23. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/93.85), 24. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/92.00), 25. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 26. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/87.96), 27. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/81.54), 28. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/80.80), 29. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/77.80), 30. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/72.92), 31. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 32. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/69.60), 33. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/69.54), 34. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/69.00), 35. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/68.20), 36. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 37. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/61.80), 38. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/61.25), 39. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/60.20), 40. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/58.40), 41. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/56.92), 42. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 42. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 44. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/54.40), 45. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 46. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 47. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/50.00), 48. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 49. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/48.80), 50. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/45.50), 51. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/45.08), 52. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 53. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 54. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 54. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/41.20), 56. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/40.30), 57. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/38.00), 58. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/35.36), 59. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 60. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 61. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 61. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 63. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/31.33), 64. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 65. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/30.60), 66. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 67. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 68. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 69. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/26.60), 70. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/26.40), 71. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/26.00), 72. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/25.75), 73. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 74. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 75. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/23.27), 76. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/23.00), 77. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/22.00), 78. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/20.67), 79. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 80. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/20.00), 81. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 82. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 83. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/18.31), 84. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/17.45), 85. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/16.80), 86. Paul Shoesmith † (GB/BMW RRC/16.80), 87. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 88. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 89. Lim Hogon (KR/MFJ/15.33), 89. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/15.33), 91. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/13.80), 92. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 93. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 94. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 95. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 96. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/11.50), 97. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 98. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/9.54), 99. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/9.20), 100. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/8.80), 101. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 102. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 103. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 104. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 105. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 106. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 107. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 108. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 109. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 110. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 111. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 112. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 113. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 113. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 113. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 113. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 113. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/0.00), 113. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/0.00), 113. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 113. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 113. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00)