Racing Update: Wins in Brazil and Ireland. Podium in South Africa

Racing Update: Wins in Brazil and Ireland. Podium in South Africa

Matthieu Lussiana (FR) claimed his third win of the season in the Moto 1000 GP in Brazil last weekend and retook the lead in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. At the second round of the FIM Endurance World Championship, the prestigious “Suzuka 8 Hours,” the BMW teams impressed with strong outings. In the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy, Nicholas Kershaw (ZA) finished third on his BMW S1000RR, while BMW privateers Guy Martin (GB) and Michael Dunlop (GB) took the wins in the Superbike events at the Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland.

Campo Grande (BRA) 27th July 2015. Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)-2
Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)

Moto 1000 GP in Campo Grande, Brazil.

Campo Grande (BRA) 27th July 2015. Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)-7
Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA) on the podium.

Matthieu Lussiana continues his streak of success in the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP series (MT1GP STK GP). In round four, held at “Autódromo de Campo Grande” (BR), the French BMW Motorrad privateer celebrated his third win of the season on his BMW S1000RR. In an exciting race, he beat his rival Diego Pierluigi (AR) in the very last few feet, taking victory with an advantage of 0.037 seconds. The BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing rider had a perfect weekend: he also took the bonus points for claiming pole position and setting the fastest lap in the race. In the championship rankings, Lussiana now leads with 101 points. He extended his advantage over his closest rival to 28 points.

Luciano Ribodino (AR) completed the successful outing for BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing at Campo Grande by finishing third on the podium with the second RR from the team. Ribodino stood in for the injured Sebastián Porto (AR). Victor Moura (BR / M2B Racing) was tenth overall, claiming third place in the EVO class.

FIM Endurance World Championship in Suzuka, Japan.

The prestigious “Suzuka 8 Hours” marked the second round of the 2015 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) last weekend. An impressive number of 70 bikes lined up on the grid. The permanent EWC teams only formed a part of the field. Looking for a win at this endurance classic, the Japanese manufacturers once more entered full works teams with strong and prominent riders. In addition, numerous other Japanese teams made guest appearances at this round.

BMW Motorrad France Team took part for the first time in the “Suzuka 8 Hours” and impressed in its debut. Riders Markus Reiterberger (DE), Tommy Bridewell (GB) and Bastien Mackels (BE) were fast in practice and qualifying on their #13 BMW S1000RR. In the race, they moved up to sixth, being the best European team and challenging the strong Japanese works teams. Unfortunately, their efforts were not rewarded as they had to retire after suffering technical issues and a crash.

Suzuka (JP) - 8 Hours Endurance race 25th July 2015. Team BMW Confia Flex Motorrad 39 Rider D. Sakai (JP) - S. Takeishi (JP) - T. Onishi (JP) # 39 (JP)-3
Team BMW Confia Flex Motorrad 39 Rider D. Sakai (JP) – S. Takeishi (JP) – T. Onishi (JP) # 39 (JP)

A BMW S1000RR still crossed the finish line after eight hours as the best European bike: the Japanese privateer BMW team CONFIA Flex Motorrad39, with riders Daisaku Sakai (JP), Shinya Takeishi (JP) and Takatoshi Onishi (JP), finished 15th. The number 135 RR of Team Tras 135HP, ridden by Yuuta Kodama (JP), Koji Teramoto (JP) and Pedro Vallcaneras (ES), came home 17th. In the Superstock class (EWC STK), Marco Nekvasil (AT), Hayato Takada (JP) and Ryosuke Katahira (JP) finished a strong fourth on their #48 BMW S1000RR from the YMGN with MCRacing team. In the overall result they were 29th.

South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in East London, South Africa.

Heavy rain impacted the fifth round of the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA BSK) at East London (ZA) last weekend. Only the first of the two scheduled races were able to be held. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA / Tsunami Beach Bar BMW) finished third on his BMW S1000RR, while fellow BMW rider Lance Isaacs (ZA / Black Swan Energy) was classified fourth. Race two had to be cancelled due to too much water on the track.

East London (RSA) 26th July 2015. Team BMW RaceBike Rider Nicholas Kershaw #55 (RSA
Team BMW RaceBike Rider Nicholas Kershaw #55 (RSA)

Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland.

In preparing for the Ulster Grand Prix in early August, several BMW riders took part in the Armoy Road Races in Northern Ireland last weekend. At the event, two Superbike races were held with the S1000RR dominating on both occasions. In the “Torquetronix Superbike Championship” Guy Martin (GB) and William Dunlop (GB) claimed a one-two for Tyco BMW. Michael Dunlop finished fourth on his MD Racing RR. It was then Michael Dunlop’s turn to step on the top step of the podium in the “International Race of Legends”: he won with Martin finishing second and William Dunlop coming home fourth. The Ulster Grand Prix will be he held from August 3rd to 8th. The event will count towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings as part of the new BMW Combined Road Race Challenge (BMW RRC).

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

A new leader week in, week out: The battle for the top in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy continues to be exciting. Matthieu Lussiana (FR) is back in first position after claiming his third win of the season in the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP (MT1GP STK GP). Lussiana has collected 254.07 Race Trophy points so far. Roland Resch (AT), who had taken the lead the week before with a win and a second place in the races of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR SBK), is now second in the Race Trophy rankings with 241.33 points. Currently third is Markus Reiterberger (DE / IDM SBK) with 222.38 points. Reiterberger will try to regain the lead this coming weekend, when the SUPERBIKE*IDM holds their next races. Resch will be in action again in the AARR in two weeks’ time, with the chance to collect further points.

In 2015 the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises of a total of 19 international and national championships. Participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy can compete in multiple championships. The points scored in the different championships are calculated separately for each individual race series. The current standings only include points from the race series in which the participant has scored the most Race Trophy points. You can find all the information on the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy online at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport website:


Status: July 29, 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 254.07
2 Roland Resch (AT) AARR SBK 241.33
3 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 222.38
4 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 212.00
5 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 203.08
6 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK PR 195.83
7 Michal Šembera (CZ) AARR STK 182.00
8 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 179.69
9 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 178.67
10 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 175.00
11 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 164.36
12 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 160.00
13 Emeric Jonchière (FR) FSBK STK 153.85
14 Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) BSB STK 142.55
15 Janez Prosenik (SI) AARR SBK 133.33

16. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV AM/124.80), 17. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/124.57), 18. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/124.41), 19. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/115.69), 20. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/114.67), 21. Florian Drouin (FR/FR EU/113.23), 22. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/108.80), 23. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/108.44), 24. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/107.20), 25. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/AARR SBK/106.67), 26. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/105.56), 27. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/101.87), 28. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/101.71), 29. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/99.20), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/88.13), 31. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/85.89), 32. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/75.43), 32. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/75.43), 34. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/74.00), 34. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/74.00), 36. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/72.10), 37. Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/70.19), 38. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/69.33), 39. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/64.00), 39. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/64.00), 41. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/62.00), 42. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 43. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/57.60), 44. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 45. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/IDM STK/56.00), 46. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/55.11), 47. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/54.15), 48. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/53.33), 48. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 50. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/52.57), 51. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/52.00), 52. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/51.89), 53. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 54. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/49.78), 55. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 56. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/45.85), 57. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/44.00), 58. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/41.90), 58. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/41.90), 60. Dominic Usher (GB/BSB STK/40.73), 61. Nasarudin Mat Yusup (MY/MSC STK/40.53), 62. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 63. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 64. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/35.20), 65. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/34.00), 66. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/32.42), 67. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/32.00), 67. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/32.00), 69. Bastien Mackels (BE/IDM SBK/28.57), 70. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/26.67), 71. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/26.33), 72. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/25.14), 73. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 73. Stefan Capella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 73. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 76. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/23.11), 77. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 78. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK STK/20.92), 79. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/20.00), 80. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 81. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/14.67), 82. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 83. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/12.57), 84. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/12.00), 84. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 84. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/12.00), 87. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/10.67), 88. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 89. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/9.33), 90. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 91. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/8.00), 92. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/6.67), 93. Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/6.40), 94. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 94. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 96. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/4.00), 96. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/4.00), 96. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/4.00), 99. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 100. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00), 101. Maria Costello (GB/BMW RRC/1.78), 102. Tatsuya Noda (JP/EWC SBK/0.00), 102. Mohamad Syahnas Shahidan (MY/MSC SBK/0.00), 102. Sandra Stammova (SI/RSA SBK GP/0.00)

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