It was another busy weekend for BMW S1000RR riders with four events on three continents. The 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) season continued in Japan with the famous “Suzuka 8 Hours.” In the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM), Mathieu Gines (FR) and Bastien Mackels (BE) claimed further podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR in Schleiz (DE). In addition, the BMW riders were in action in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) in Misano (IT) and the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) in Delmas (ZA).
FIM Endurance World Championship in Suzuka, Japan.
The “Suzuka 8 Hours” (JP) marked the third round of the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). This race is the most important event on that country’s racing calendar, with all Japanese manufacturers entering full works teams with prominent rider line-ups. This year, nearly 70 teams took part, among them eight privateer BMW Motorrad Motorsport customer teams. The highest placed BMW S1000RR was the number 135 of Team Tras 135HP: Yuta Kodama (JP), Gary Johnson (GB) and Ryosuke Katahira (JP) claimed 16th place. They were directly followed by Koji Teramoto (JP), Pedro Vallcaneras (ES) and Toshitane Soma (JP) of team Motorrad Rennsport in 17th.
Superbike IDM / International German Championship in Schleiz, Germany.
The fifth round of the 2016 Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) was held at “Schleizer Dreieck” (DE) last weekend. On this occasion, Mathieu Gines (FR) and Bastien Mackels (BE) claimed two more podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR.
Van Zon-Remeha-BMW rider Gines was second both overall and in the Superbike class (IDM SBK) in race one. He crossed the line only 0.194 seconds behind the winner. However, the Frenchman, who is runner-up in the championship, experienced bad luck in race two. He had a crash through no fault of his own and suffered fractures to his forearm. We wish Mathieu a speedy recovery.
It was Mackels’ turn to step onto the podium in race two. The Belgian Wilbers-BMW-Racing rider finished third overall and second in the Superbike class. In the first encounter, Mackels had taken the checkered flag in fifth. Two more BMW riders secured finishes in the overall top ten: Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenbauer) was ninth in race one (fourth in the Superstock class IDM STK), directly followed by Jan Bühn (DE / Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) in tenth (fifth in the IDM STK).
Italian Superbike Championship in Misano, Italy.
Misano (IT) on the Adriatic coast hosted the third round of the 2016 Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). The highest placed BMW riders were Lorenzo Lanzi (IT / TMF) and Matteo Ferrari (IT / DMR Racing Team). Lanzi finished both races in fifth on his BMW S1000RR. Ferrari secured fourth in the second heat, after he was tenth in race one. His DMR Racing team-mate Denni Schiavoni (IT) was seventh and sixth. Alessandro Polita (IT / Tutapista) also raced into the top ten, finishing the first race in eighth.
South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in Delmas, South Africa.
After a break of two months, the 2016 South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) resumed at the “Red Star Raceway” near Delmas (ZA) last weekend. The array of nine BMW S1000RR riders was led by Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing) and Garrick Vlok (ZA). Isaacs finished the two races in fourth and sixth. Vlok crossed the line in sixth and fifth.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: August 3, 2016
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||325.60|
|2||Jordan Szoke (CA)||CSBK||291.25|
|3||Vincent Lonbois (BE)||IRRC||239.55|
|4||Michael Dunlop (GB)||BMW RRC||239.35|
|5||Lukáš Pešek (CZ)||AARR SBK||233.60|
|6||Taylor MacKenzie (GB)||BSB STK||224.55|
|7||Maximilian Scheib (CL)||CEV||198.80|
|8||Ian Hutchinson (GB)||BMW RRC||198.50|
|9||Danilo Lewis (BR)||BRSBK||197.50|
|10||Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)||SWC||189.19|
|11||Raffaele De Rosa (IT)||STK1000||189.04|
|12||Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)||IRRC||185.73|
|13||Kenny Foray (FR)||FSBK SBK||180.96|
|14||Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)||EWC STK||173.12|
|14||Bastien Mackels (BE)||EWC STK||173.12|
|14||Dominik Vincon (DE)||EWC STK||173.12|
17. Benjamin Colliaux (FR/FR EU/172.69), 18. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/169.00), 19. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 20. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 21. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 22. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/150.15), 23. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/148.55), 24. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/147.69), 25. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/147.14), 26. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/137.73), 27. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/134.09), 28. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 29. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/132.75), 30. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128.40), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/126.80), 32. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/115.85), 33. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/110.77), 34. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 35. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/105.20), 37. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/102.80), 38. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/99.69), 39. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 40. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 41. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 42. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 43. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 44. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/84.30), 45. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83.60), 46. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 47. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/77.54), 48. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 49. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 50. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 51. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 52. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/70.86), 53. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 54. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 55. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/68.96), 56. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/66.91), 57. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 58. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/57.08), 59. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 59. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 61. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/53.20), 62. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 62. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 64. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 65. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 66. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/49.38), 67. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 68. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/45.09), 69. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/42.55), 70. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 71. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/36.18), 72. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/35.82), 73. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 74. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 75. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 76. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 77. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 78. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 79. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 80. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 81. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/30.62), 82. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/30.55), 83. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 84. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 85. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 86. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 87. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 88. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 89. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/25.40), 90. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/24.80), 91. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 92. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/24.31), 93. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 93. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 95. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 96. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 96. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/19.00), 98. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 99. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 100. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 101. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/17.09), 102. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/16.90), 103. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 104. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 105. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/14.29), 106. Ales Nechvatal (CZ/IRRC/13.09), 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. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/1.60), 121. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 122. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 122. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 122. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 122. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 122. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0.00), 122. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0.00), 122. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 122. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00)