Racing Update: BMW Riders Szoke, Foray and Filla Dominate

Racing Update: BMW Riders Szoke, Foray and Filla Dominate

Last weekend delivered more wins and podiums for BMW racers. In the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), defending champion Kenny Foray (FRA) won both races in Magny-Cours (FRA). Michal Filla (CZE) also triumphed in both races in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship Superstock class (AARR STK) at the Pannoniaring in Hungary while Arnaud Friedrich (GER) finished second and fourth. In the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), Jordan Szoke, Ben Young and Samuel Trépanier (all CAN) claimed first, second and third places on the St. Eustache (CAN) rostrum. Florian Brunet-Lugardon and Jonathan Germany (both FRA) also reached the podium in the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU).

Team BMW Waznie Racing rider Jordan Szoke #1 (CAN).
Jordan Szoke on the top step of the podium, as usual.

Canadian Superbike Championship at St. Eustache, Canada.

The BMW S1000RR riders claimed another clean sweep of the podium positions at the third race of the 2018 Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) at St. Eustache (CAN). The successful BMW line-up was headed once again by record champion Jordan Szoke (CAN / Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team), who celebrated his eighth consecutive win – including last season’s tally. Second place went to Ben Young (CAN / Ben Young Racing). Samuel Trépanier (CAN / Blysk Racing) started from tenth place and moved up to third to complete the top-three lock-out.

French Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours, France.

Team Tecmas BMW rider Kenny Foray #1 (FRA).
Kenny Foray

Reigning champion Kenny Foray (FRA) and his Tecmas Racing Team enjoyed a perfect weekend in the French Superbike Championship (FBSK). In the fourth event of the season at Magny-Cours (FRA), Foray started both races from pole position, celebrated two wins with his BMW S1000RR and recorded the fastest lap both times. Camille Hedelin (FRA) finished in seventh-place twice. Foray’s Tecmas teammate Maxime Bonnot (FRA) secured first place in the Superbike Challenger class (SBK Ch) in both races. Bonnot finished the two races in tenth overall.

Kenny Foray: “It was a very good weekend for us because we took two pole positions, two victories and two fastest race laps. So it was just perfect. In race one, we had really good pace and we could soon build a gap to the rest of the field. That was cool. The second race was a bit difficult because during the final stages I had to battle with Jeremy Guarnoni. I just overtook him on the final lap to finish first. That was a really good feeling and I am really happy for everybody.”

French Superbike Championship at Magny-Cours, France.

The French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) also took place at Magny-Cours (FRA). In total there were four podiums for BMW riders: defending champion Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FRA / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) finished second in the two races, while Jonathan Germany (FRA) reached the rostrum by finishing third both times. Brunet-Lugardon still tops the championship standings, ahead of Germany in second place.

Team BMW ASM Armagnac Bigorre rider Brunet Lugardon Florian #1 (FRA).

Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Pannoniaring, Hungary.

The Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) visited the Pannoniaring in Hungary for the third event of the 2018 season. The most successful BMW rider so far in the Superbike class (AARR SBK), Mercury Racing Team’s Karel Hanika (CZE), was unable to compete in the races due to a broken collarbone. The best-placed BMW rider at the Pannoniaring was his teammate Ondrej Jezek (CZE), finishing in fifth and sixth positions.

Team BMW Mercury Racing rider Ondrej JEZEK #45 (CZ).

BMW racer Michal Filla (CZE / BMW Sikora Motorsport) remains the dominant force in the Superstock class (AARR STK). He won both races again to celebrate his fifth and sixth wins of the season. In race one, Arnaud Friedrich (GER / Team LRP Poland) finished second to complete a one-two finish for BMW. Friedrich claimed fourth place in the second race.

Australian Superbike Championship at the Hidden Valley Raceway, Australia.

The 2018 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season resumed at the Hidden Valley Raceway in Northern Australia after a two-month break when the Superbike racers competed in two races. In race one, BMW racer Glenn Allerton (AUS) rode his NextGen Motorsports Team BMW S1000RR to a fifth-place finish. Allerton only just missed out on the podium in the second race by finishing fourth, just half a second after the top three.

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