Racing Update: Season Finales in WSBK and South African SuperGP

Racing Update: Season Finales in WSBK and South African SuperGP

In two championships, the 2016 season drew to a close last weekend: the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) held its last two races of the year under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. In South Africa, BMW S1000RR racers in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) were on track for the last time this season at the Red Star Raceway.

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Doha, Qatar.

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Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Jordi Torres #81 (SPA)
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Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Raffaele De Rosa #35 (ITA)

A schedule of 13 rounds led the BMW S1000RR racers and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport all round the world in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) over the past eight months. Now the 2016 season has ended in the Qatar desert with the final round at the Losail International Circuit near Doha. Jordi Torres (ES) from the Althea BMW Racing Team claimed the best results of the BMW racers. He finished the two races on Saturday and Sunday evening in eighth and sixth. In the overall world championship standings Torres secured sixth place, ending the season as best rider in a privateer team behind five factory riders.

Raffaele De Rosa (IT), who was crowned champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) this season, was given the opportunity by Althea BMW Racing Team to compete in Qatar with a wildcard. The Italian crossed the line in 12th and ninth. Markus Reiterberger (DE / Althea BMW Racing Team) had to retire in race one due to a technical problem and finished the second encounter in 15th place. The Australian rider from team Milwaukee BMW, Joshua Brookes, was 15th in race one but crashed in race two. His teammate Karel Abraham (CZ) retired in both races.

South African SuperGP Champions Trophy at the Red Star Raceway, South Africa.

Team BMW Lance Isaacs Racing rider Evert Stoffberg #33 (RSA).
Team BMW Lance Isaacs Racing Rider Evert Stoffberg #33 (RSA)

The final two races of the year in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) were held last weekend. The Red Star Raceway near Delmas (ZA) was the venue for the season finale. In race one, Ricky Lee Weare (ZA) was the highest placed BMW S1000RR rider, crossing the line in tenth. In the second race, two BMW riders claimed top-six finishes. Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing), who had to sit out race one after a crash in the morning’s warm-up, had a great comeback and finished fourth. David McFadden (ZA) was sixth on his RR.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: November 2, 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 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 360.82
6 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 344.04
7 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 343.09
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 Raffaele De Rosa (IT) STK1000 270.57

16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/255.23), 17. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/251.27), 18. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/239.56), 19. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/239.23), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/232.18), 21. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/214.00), 22. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 23. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/210.57), 24. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/202.57), 25. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/198.62), 26. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/192.40), 27. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/189.20), 27. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/189.20), 29. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 30. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/185.20), 31. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/183.60), 32. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 35. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/172.40), 36. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 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. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/125.09), 44. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/121.38), 45. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 46. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/116.15), 47. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/114.80), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/107.09), 48. 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), 51. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/99.60), 53. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 54. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/98.50), 55. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/98.00), 56. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/97.45), 57. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 58. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/89.20), 59. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 60. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 61. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/85.69), 62. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/75.64), 63. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 64. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 65. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 66. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/68.75), 67. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/67.35), 68. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/65.20), 69. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 70. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/61.87), 71. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/59.45), 72. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/58.80), 73. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/57.23), 74. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/56.00), 75. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 76. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/53.38), 77. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/52.53), 78. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/50.75), 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/46.55), 83. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/46.29), 84. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/44.00), 85. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/40.75), 86. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/40.60), 87. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/40.40), 88. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/39.00), 89. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/38.40), 90. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/37.59), 91. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/36.80), 92. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/34.29), 93. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/34.18), 94. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/30.75), 95. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 96. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 97. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/27.43), 99. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/26.75), 100. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/25.71), 101. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 102. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/20.43), 103. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/19.80), 104. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 105. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 106. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 106. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/17.25), 108. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/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)

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