Four major championships were on the schedule for BMW racers last weekend. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) held their races in Magny-Cours. In the STK1000, Raffaele De Rosa (IT) rode onto the podium again. The penultimate round of the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) took place in Jerez de la Frontera (ES), with Maximilian Scheib (CL) claiming a double podium with his BMW S1000RR. The famous TT Circuit in Assen (NL) hosted the penultimate round of the 2016 British Superbike Championship (BSB).
MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Magny-Cours, France.
For the 11th round of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), the teams traveled to Magny-Cours in central France. Race one on Saturday was held in tricky conditions. There was rain before and during the race, but the track surface dried. This made tire choice a difficult task and many riders went into the pits halfway through the race to change to slicks. Joshua Brookes (AU / Milwaukee BMW), who had opted for slicks right from the start and did not pit, was the highest placed BMW rider, crossing the line in 12th. The two Althea BMW Racing Team riders Jordi Torres (ES) and Markus Reiterberger (DE), Karel Abraham (CZ / Milwaukee BMW) and Matthieu Lussiana (FR / Team ASPI) all went into the pits to change tires. Torres finished the race in 14th place, Abraham was 16th, followed by Reiterberger in 17th and Lussiana came home in 20th position. The second race on Sunday was held in dry conditions. This time, Torres crossed the line in seventh on his BMW S1000RR. Brookes was 11th, Reiterberger followed directly behind in 12th. Abraham finished the race in 16th, Lussiana retired.
FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Magny-Cours, France.
The title fight in the 2016 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) is in full swing. In the seventh and penultimate race of the year in Magny-Cours (FR), Raffaele De Rosa (IT) reduced the gap to the overall leader. De Rosa rode to third on the podium on his Althea BMW Racing Team BMW S1000RR. It was his fifth podium finish of the season. Eric Vionnet (CH / Motos Vionnet) also came home in the points, crossing the line in 15th.
In the championship standings, De Rosa is second overall and only seven points behind leader Leandro Mercado (AR) with one race to go. The final round will be held in two week’s time in Spanish Jerez.
FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Jerez, Spain.
The FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) also held its penultimate round of the 2016 season last weekend. The races took place in Jerez (ES). Maximilian Scheib (CL / Targobank EasyRace SBK Team) continued his streak of podium finishes on his BMW S1000RR. The young Chilean ended both races in second place and rode the fastest lap in race two. In the ten races held so far this season, Scheib has stood on the podium on nine occasions. In the overall standings, he is second. His teammate Marcos Solorza (AR) finished both races in fifth position. Roberto Blazquez (ES / ARC Competición) was 14th and 12th respectively.
British Superbike Championship in Assen, the Netherlands.
The famous TT Circuit in Assen (NL) hosted two races for the Superbike class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB SBK) last weekend. Michael Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) was the highest placed BMW rider, finishing sixth on both occasions. Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) also ended both races in the top ten, claiming eighth and tenth respectively. Laverty’s Tyco BMW teammate Christian Iddon (GB) was 12th and eighth. Points also went to Jakub Smrz (CZ / Smiths Racing BMW), who crossed the line in 14th and 11th, and to Lee Jackson (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad), who came home in 15th and 13th.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: October 5, 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. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/212.18), 20. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 21. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/211.11), 22. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/202.57), 22. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/202.57), 24. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/198.62), 25. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/189.20), 26. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/188.40), 27. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 28. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/183.60), 29. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 29. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 29. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/172.40), 33. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 34. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/166.40), 35. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/166.00), 36. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 37. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/145.20), 38. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/143.20), 39. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/137.09), 40. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/135.60), 41. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/132.00), 42. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/121.38), 43. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 44. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/116.15), 45. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/113.60), 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)