The 2016 racing season has drawn to a close with the SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) and the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) holding their finales last weekend. At the final round of the BRSBK in São Paulo (BR), Alex Barros (BR) made a great racing comeback and claimed one win and a second place while Danilo Lewis (BR) and Diego Pierluigi (AR) also stepped onto the podium. The MSC drew to a close in Sepang (MY) with a podium finish for Colin Butler (CA).
With the races in São Paulo and Sepang completed, the final scores in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy can be tallied. There results will be revealed and awards presented at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport Season Finale event this coming Friday in Munich, Germany.
SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
Two races were held at the ninth and final round of the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) in São Paulo (BR) last weekend. The season finale saw one more win and a total of four podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR – and a prominent guest starter: Alex Barros (BR), former MotoGP rider and long time record holder with 276 starts in the motorcycle world championship. The team principal of the BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing Team took the opportunity to race the RR himself at São Paulo.
In race one, Barros was on the podium in second, followed by Danilo Lewis (BR / TecFil Racing Team) in third. Regular BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing Team rider Diego Pierluigi (AR) finished in fourth. In race two, Barros even bettered this result: he took a sensational win and rode the fastest race lap. Pierluigi joined him on the podium in third. Lewis experienced bad luck and had to retire early. In the championship standings Lewis is the highest placed BMW racer, finishing the season in second overall.
Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang, Malaysia.
Plenty of action was on offer at the season finale of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) in Sepang (MY) last weekend: in both the Superbike (MSC SBK) and the Superstock (MSC STK) classes four races were held. In the Superbike class, Colin Butler (CA / AP Racing) wrapped up the season with another podium finish: he was third in the fourth race, after being classified ninth, sixth and fourth in the other encounters. In the overall standings, Butler ended the season in third place.
In the Superstock class, Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY / BMW Malaysia) claimed two top-five results, with fifth and fourth in races number two and three.