Racing Update: Jordan Szoke Defends Title in Canada, Double Top-Five Lock-Out for BMW at IRRC

Racing Update: Jordan Szoke Defends Title in Canada, Double Top-Five Lock-Out for BMW at IRRC

Jordan Szoke (CA) is crowned champion in the 2016 season for the second year on his BMW S1000RR. At Bowmanville (CA), he completed his clean sweep of seven wins in seven races and successfully defended his title in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). Dominant performances were also seen by Vincent Lonbois (BE) and Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) at the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) at Imatra (FI) last weekend. BMW S1000RR racers were also in action in South America at the fifth round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) at São Paulo (BR).

Canadian Superbike Championship in Bowmanville, Canada.

Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN)
Team BMW Waznie Racing Rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN)
Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN) wins the championship with seven wins in seven races.
Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN) wins the championship with seven wins in seven races.

It was another perfect season for Jordan Szoke (CA) in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). As he did in 2015, he again took seven wins in seven races on his BMW S1000RR. The Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team rider completed his clean sweep at last weekend’s season finale held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville (CA). Szoke remained unbeatable in the final two races of the year and was crowned champion for the second time in a row and his 11th time overall.

Ben Young (GB / Ben Young Racing) joined him on the podium in race two by finishing third on his BMW S1000RR. In the championship standings, Young ended the season in third overall and he secured the “Rookie of the Year” Award.

In total, nine BMW S1000RR riders took to the track at the season finale. Apart from Szoke and Young, three more of them claimed top ten finishes. Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distribution Racing Team) was fifth and sixth respectively. Matt McBride (CA) finished fifth in race two, while Samuel Trépanier (CA) claimed ninth in race one.

International Road Racing Championship in Imatra, Finland.

Team Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux Rider Le Grelle Sebastian #45 (BEL)
Team Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux Rider Le Grelle Sebastian #45 (BEL)

The BMW S1000RR remains the bike to beat in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). At the penultimate round of the season in Imatra (FI), the BMW racers celebrated a stunning double top-five lock-out for the RR. In race one, Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) of team Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux claimed his first win of the season. His teammate Vincent Lonbois (BE) was second and Didier Grams (DE / G&G Motorsport) completed the podium in third. Fourth and fifth places went to BMW riders Erno Kostamo (FI) and Pauli Pekkanen (FI), who took part as guest starters. In race two Lonbois took the win, which was his seventh of the season. Le Grelle finished second on the podium, followed by Kostamo in third. Pekkanen was fourth and Grams completed the top five in fifth.

The championship will be decided between Herpigny Motors teammates Lonbois and Le Grelle at the season finale at the end of September in Frohburg (DE). Lonbois leads the standings with an advantage of 29 points over Le Grelle. Grams is already confirmed to finish the season in third overall.

SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.

BMW Everson Racing Rider Marcos Antonio Migliorelli # 11 (BRA)
BMW Everson Racing Rider Marcos Antonio Migliorelli # 11 (BRA)

The fifth round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) was held at São Paulo (BR) last weekend – in difficult conditions with rain and a wet track. The highest placed BMW S1000RR racer was Sebastiano Zerbo (IT) of team BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing in fifth. Danilo Lewis (BR / TecFil Racing Team) crossed the line in seventh. Zerbo’s teammate Diego Petrel (BR) was tenth. In the championship standings, Lewis remained in the lead but now with an advantage of ten points over his closest rival.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has again a new leader. Jordan Szoke (CA) ended his season in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) with another double win at Bowmanville (CA) and took the top position in the standings with 410.00 Race Trophy points. New in second place is Vincent Lonbois (BE) with 362.45 points after claiming a win and a second place at the Finnish round of the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) in Imatra. The previous leader, road racer Michael Dunlop (GB / BMW RRC), is now third with 332.30 points (see full standings below).

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: August 24, 2016

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK 410.00
2 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 362.45
3 Michael Dunlop (GB) BMW RRC 332.30
4 Ian Hutchinson (GB) BMW RRC 327.50
5 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 325.60
6 Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) IRRC 325.27
7 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 272.91
8 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 263.64
9 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 243.46
10 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 235.87
11 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 233.60
12 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 228.07
13 Ben Young (GB) CSBK 211.71
14 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 207.69
15 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 198.80

16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/194.15), 17. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/191.56), 18. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/189.04), 19. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 20. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/173.12), 20. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/173.12), 20. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/173.12), 23. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/169.69), 24. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/167.27), 25. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 26. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158.73), 27. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 28. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 29. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/147.14), 30. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/137.80), 31. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 32. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/131.40), 33. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128.40), 34. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/121.00), 35. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/120.31), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/118.60), 37. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 38. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 39. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/105.41), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104.00), 41. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 43. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/93.23), 46. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84.00), 48. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83.60), 49. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 50. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/76.46), 51. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 52. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 53. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/73.00), 54. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 55. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 56. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/70.86), 57. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 58. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 59. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 60. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/66.31), 61. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 62. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 62. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 64. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53.82), 65. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/52.31), 66. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 66. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 68. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/50.18), 69. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 70. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 71. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 72. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 73. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/43.64), 74. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 75. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/39.09), 76. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/37.69), 77. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 78. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 79. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 80. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 81. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 82. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 83. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 84. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30.00), 85. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 86. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 87. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 88. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 89. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 90. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 91. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27.09), 92. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 93. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 94. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 94. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 96. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 97. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/21.82), 98. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 99. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 100. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/18.40), 101. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 102. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 103. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 104. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 105. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 106. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/14.29), 107. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 108. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 109. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/11.14), 110. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 111. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 112. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 115. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 116. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 117. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 118. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 119. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/3.43), 120. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 121. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 121. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 121. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 121. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0.00), 121. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0.00), 121. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 121. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00)

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