The decision came in a dramatic final round at Jerez de la Frontera in Spain: Raffaele De Rosa and the Althea BMW Racing Team celebrated the title win in the 2016 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000). In the last race of the season, De Rosa crossed the line in fifth place. This was sufficient to be crowned champion with an advantage of three points over his rival Leandro Mercado (AR). In the eight races held this season, De Rosa claimed two wins and three further podium finishes. It was the eighth title win of the year for the BMW Motorrad racers
“I dedicate this title to my family — who have always supported me, even through the difficult times — and to the team, with whom I’ve now worked with for two years and I am so grateful for all their help. I’ve been working towards this for several years and so am extremely happy that the result has arrived after all our efforts,” De Rosa said.
A sensational outing for Maximilian Scheib (CL) rounded off the successful Jerez race for the BMW STK1000 teams. The runner-up in the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) and his Graphbikes Easyrace SBK Team competed with a wild card. Starting from fourth on the grid, Scheib soon took the lead on his BMW S1000RR and held it until the final lap. Just a few corners before the finish he dropped back to second – but overtook his rival Lucas Mahias (FR) again in the last few feet with a brave maneuver to secure his first victory in the series.
“Congratulations to Raffaele and the Althea BMW Racing Team,” said Berthold Hauser, Technical Director BMW Motorrad Motorsport. “It was a great season and exciting until the final checkered flag. From the season opener on, Raffaele showed a great performance and determination. He had the goal to win this title and he achieved it, so he more than deserves it. We are very happy to have contributed our part to this success. We worked closely with the team from winter testing on and it is fantastic that we can now celebrate another title win for the BMW S1000RR in the highly competitive FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. Congratulations also to our young Chilean Maximilian Scheib, who put in an impressive performance in the CEV. With his great victory in the Jerez STK1000 race, Maxi clearly demonstrated his talent.”
One victory and two more podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR at the CIV season finale.
The last two races of the 2016 season finale of the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) were held at Mugello (IT) in the hills of Tuscany. It turned out to be a successful weekend, with a victory and two more podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR.
The first of the two encounters was held on Saturday on a wet track. The BMW racers mastered the tricky conditions with three RRs crossing the line in the top four positions. Lorenzo Lanzi (IT / TMF) secured the win and set the fastest race lap. Matteo Ferrari (IT / DMR Racing Team) joined him on the podium in third position. Ferrari’s teammate Denni Schiavoni (IT) rounded off the strong result in fourth place. Points also went to Alessio Corradi (IT / BMW Gomma Racing) in ninth and Alessandro Polita (IT / Tutapista) in 12th.
In the second race on Sunday, held in dry conditions, it was Schiavoni’s turn to step onto the podium. He came home in second place. Lanzi was fifth, directly followed by Ferrari in sixth. Polita in tenth and Remo Castellarin (IT / Crazy Old Men) in 13th also scored points.
In the championship classification, Ferrari ended the season in third place, while Lanzi is fourth overall.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: October 11, 2016
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Jordan Szoke (CA)||CSBK||410.00|
|2||Vincent Lonbois (BE)||IRRC||407.36|
|3||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||395.60|
|4||Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)||IRRC||374.55|
|5||Kenny Foray (FR)||FSBK SBK||344.04|
|6||Taylor Mackenzie (GB)||BSB STK||343.27|
|7||Maximilian Scheib (CL)||CEV||338.80|
|8||Michael Dunlop (GB)||BMW RRC||332.30|
|9||Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)||SWC||331.70|
|10||Benjamin Colliaux (FR)||FR EU||329.33|
|11||Ian Hutchinson (GB)||BMW RRC||327.50|
|12||Lukáš Pešek (CZ)||AARR SBK||325.60|
|13||Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||318.27|
|14||Didier Grams (DE)||IRRC||303.91|
|15||Jan Bühn (DE)||IDM STK||255.23|
16. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/244.82), 17. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/239.23), 18. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/226.36), 19. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/214.00), 20. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/212.18), 21. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 22. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/211.11), 23. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/202.57), 24. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/202.57), 25. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/198.62), 26. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/189.20), 27. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/188.40), 28. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 29. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/183.60), 30. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 30. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 30. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 33. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/172.40), 34. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/172.40), 35. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/166.00), 37. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 38. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/145.20), 39. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/143.20), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/137.09), 41. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/135.60), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/132.00), 43. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/121.38), 44. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/116.15), 46. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/107.60), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/107.09), 48. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/106.18), 49. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/101.38), 50. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/100.92), 51. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/99.60), 52. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 53. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 54. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/93.20), 55. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/92.75), 56. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/90.00), 57. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/89.20), 58. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 59. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 60. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/87.45), 61. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/85.69), 62. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/83.20), 63. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/75.45), 64. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 645. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 66. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 67. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/68.75), 68. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/67.35), 69. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 70. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/58.80), 71. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/57.23), 72. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/56.00), 73. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 74. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/54.00), 75. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/53.38), 76. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/52.53), 77. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/50.75), 78. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/49.27), 79. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/48.80), 80. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 80. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 82. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 83. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/40.75), 84. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/40.40), 85. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/39.00), 86. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/38.40), 87. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/37.59), 88. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/36.80), 89. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/35.30), 90. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/35.20), 91. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/34.50), 92. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/34.18), 93. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/33.71), 94. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 95. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 96. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 97. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/24.29), 98. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 99. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/22.29), 100. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/20.86), 101. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 101. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/19.00), 103. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 104. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 104. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/17.25), 106. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/16.14), 107. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 107. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/16.00), 109. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 110. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 111. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 112. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 113. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/7.38), 114. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 115. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 116. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 117. 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)