Racing Update: Double One-Two in France

Racing Update: Double One-Two in France

Last weekend the BMW Motorrad racers were in action in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) and the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). They claimed two wins and a total of five podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR.

French Superbike Championship at Circuit Carole, France.

Team BMW Club Mecasport Rider Kenny Foray #78
Team BMW Club Mecasport Rider Kenny Foray #78

The sixth and penultimate round of the 2016 French Superbike Championship (FSBK) was held at “Circuit Carole” near Paris (FR) last weekend. Kenny Foray (FR / Tecmas Racing Team) arrived in Carole second overall and in the middle of the title fight. Foray finished second in race one, setting the fastest race lap with his BMW S1000RR. In the second heat he started from the pole-position, but unfortunately his race came to an early end. For as yet unknown reasons, his bike slowed and was hit from behind by another rider. This ended Foray’s title hopes. Being second overall, he is now 58 points behind Yamaha YZF-R1 rider David Checa (ES), who has already been crowned the new champion.

French European Bikes Championship at Circuit Carole, France.

Team BMW MS Courneuvien 93 Rider COLLIAUX Benjamin #10 (FRA)
Team BMW MS Courneuvien 93 Rider Benjamin Colliaux #10
Team BMW MCC Albi Rider Michel Amalric #11
Team BMW MCC Albi Rider Michel Amalric celebrates his first win.

The BMW racers in the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) continued their winning streak at the sixth and penultimate round at “Circuit Carole” (FR) – claiming another double one-two for the BMW S1000RR. In race one, an incredible nine RRs crossed the line in the top ten. Victory was secured to Benjamin Colliaux (FR / Team Cherot Moto Sport), who also set the fastest race lap. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Motor Vitesse Ordannaise) joined him on the podium in second. Places four to ten also went to BMW riders: Michel Smalric (FR / Tecmas Racing Team), Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Motor Vitesse Ordannaise), Florian Drouin (FR), Hernani Teixeira (FR / Team ERT / Motorshow), Madjid Idres (FR / Team ERT / Motorshow), Manu Dagault (FR / Fast Team Racing) and Leon Benichou (Team RMS).

In race two, Amalric celebrated his first win of the season on his Tecmas Racing BMW S1000RR. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon claimed second place on the podium. Three more RR riders finished in the top ten: Florian Brunet-Lugardon was fourth, Benichou fifth and Drouin seventh. In the championship standings, three BMW riders are in front. With two races to go at the season finale in Albi (FR), Colliaux leads with 198 points, Florian Brunet-Lugardon is second with 181 points and Amalric follows in third with 129 points.

Italian Superbike Championship in Imola, Italy.

Team BMW New Loene Rampante Rider Alessandro Polita #53
Team BMW New Loene Rampante Rider Alessandro Polita #53

The iconic “Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari” in Imola (IT) hosted the fourth round of the 2016 Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) last weekend. In both races three BMW S1000RR riders crossed the finish line in the top ten. In race one, Alessandro Polita (IT / Tutapista) was sixth, followed by Denni Schiavoni (IT / DMR Racing Team) in seventh and Lorenzo Lanzi (IT / TMF) in ninth. Lanzi was then the highest placed BMW racer in race two, finishing in sixth position. Polita was seventh while Matteo Ferrari (IT / DMR Racing Team) took the checkered flag in eighth.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: September 7, 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 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 298.74
8 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 295.45
9 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 280.41
10 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 275.19
11 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 272.91
12 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 268.80
13 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 252.92
14 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 233.60
15 Ben Young (GB) CSBK 211.71

16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/194.15), 17. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/191.56), 18. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/189.04), 19. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/189.04), 20. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 21. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/184.55), 22. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 22. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 22. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 25. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/175.43), 26. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/169.69), 27. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/166.40), 28. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/163.08), 29. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 30. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158.73), 31. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 32. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 33. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/147.63), 34. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/142.40), 35. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 36. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/130.40), 37. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/121.60), 38. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 39. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/113.60), 40. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 41. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 42. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/107.69), 43. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104.00), 44. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 45. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 46. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 47. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 48. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 49. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84.00), 50. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/80.00), 50. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 52. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/77.85), 53. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/76.46), 54. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 55. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 56. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/73.60), 57. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 58. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 59. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 60. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 61. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 62. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/66.31), 63. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 64. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/62.55), 65. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 65. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 67. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53.82), 68. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/52.91), 69. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 69. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 71. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 72. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 73. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 73. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 75. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/45.23), 76. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/43.45), 77. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 78. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/39.08), 79. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/37.69), 80. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 81. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 82. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/33.71), 83. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 84. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/32.00), 85. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 86. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 87. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30.00), 88. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 89. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 90. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 91. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 92. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 93. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27.09), 94. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 95. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 95. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 97. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/20.86), 99. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/20.00), 99. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/20.00), 101. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 102. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 103. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 104. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 105. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 106. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 107. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 108. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 109. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 110. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/11.86), 111. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 112. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 115. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 116. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/4.92), 116. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 118. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 119. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 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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