Racing Update: Victory in Germany, France and Brazil

Racing Update: Victory in Germany, France and Brazil

There were wins and podium finishes for the BMW S1000RR in four different championships last weekend. At the finale of the 2015 International German Championship Superbike*IDM (IDM), champion Markus Reiterberger (DE) took his 12th win of the season on his RR. The French European Bikes (FR EU) championship also drew to a close last weekend, with BMW racers claiming five of six podium spots, including a brace of wins for Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) at the finale in Albi (FR). In the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP championship (MT1GP), Matthieu Lussiana is close to winning his second title in a row after securing a second place on the podium in Goiânia (BR). Meanwhile, BMW road racers met at the iconic “Frohburger Dreieckrennen” (DE) and dominated the competitions in their classes.

Hockenheim (GER) 27th September 2015. Team VanZone Remeha BMW Rider Markus Reiterberger #21 (GER)-2
Team VanZone Remeha BMW Rider Markus Reiterberger #21 (GER)

Superbike*IDM in Hockenheim, Germany.

Markus Reiterberger (DE) had already celebrated an early title win at the penultimate round of the International German Championship Superbike*IDM (IDM) at Assen (NL) in August. Last weekend saw the season finale at Hockenheim (DE), with champion Reiterberger wrapping up his season in style. On Saturday, the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW rider claimed the pole position on his BMW S1000RR with a clear advantage of 0.4 seconds over his closest rival. In Sunday’s exciting first race, he won a three-way battle at the top to secure his 12th victory of the season. In race two, he stepped onto the podium again, finishing runner-up just 0.440 seconds behind winner Xavi Forés (ES). Out of the 16 races contested this season, Reiterberger won 12 and finished runner-up in the remaining four. The champion ended the year with 380 points, 76 more than his closest rival Forés. While “Reiti” secured the Riders’ title, BMW won the Constructors’ title with a total of 512 points. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Reiterberger is currently fourth (see full rankings below).

Hockenheim (GER) 27th September 2015. Team VanZone Remeha BMW Rider Markus Reiterberger #21 (GER)
Team VanZone Remeha BMW Rider Markus Reiterberger #21 (GER)

Gareth Jones (AU) finished the races in Hockenheim as the second best BMW rider. He had joined the Wilbers-BMW-Racing-Team for the finale. Jones came home seventh overall and fourth in the Superbike class (IDM SBK) on both occasions. The regular Wilbers rider Matej Smrz (CZ) came home eighth and ninth (fifth and sixth in the Superbike class). Bastien Mackels (BE / Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) rolled into the pit lane and retired from race one. The Belgian then finished eighth in race two (fifth in the Superbike class).

Three BMW riders finished in the top ten of the Superstock class (IDM STK). Lucy Glöckner (DE / Wilbers-BMW-Racing-Team) was among the top ten Superstock riders in both races. She came home ninth and tenth in the class (14th and 18th overall). Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL / Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) finished 11th and sixth in the Superstock class (17th and 12th overall). Michal Filla (CZ / BMW Sikora Motorsport) was 12th and eighth in the class (18th and 15th overall). Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenbauer) suffered a broken collarbone when crashing in the first race. The whole BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes him a speedy recovery.

French Superbike Championship in Albi, France.

The Circuit d’Albi in southwestern France hosted the season finale of both the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) and the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) last weekend. In the FSBK, BMW riders Nicolas Pouhair (FR / MSC Courneuvien 93) and Emeric Jonchière (FR / ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) added to their points tallies. Pouhair, who competes in the EVO class (FSBK SBK), finished sixth and eighth in this category (12th and 13th overall). He ended the season as the seventh-best EVO rider in the overall standings. Jonchière came home seventh and eighth in the Superstock class (FSBK STK) (13th and 16th overall) and ended the season fourth in the championship.

Albi (FRA) 28th September 2015. Team BMW MS Courneuvien Rider Nicolas Pouhair #39 (FRA)
Team BMW MS Courneuvien Rider Nicolas Pouhair #39 (FRA)
Albi (FRA) 28th September 2015. Team BMW ASM Armagnac Bigorre Rider Brunet Lugardon Cyril #32 (FRA)
Team BMW ASM Armagnac Bigorre Rider Brunet Lugardon Cyril #32 (FRA)

In FR EU, BMW racers claimed five of six possible podium finishes, and in both races no less than eight BMW S1000RRs finished within the top ten. Race one even produced a one-two-three for the RR: Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) won in front of Benjamin Colliaux (FR / Team CMS – R2T) and his brother and teammate Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR). Julien Brun (FR / Team JB Racing) came home fifth. Michael Amalric (FR) and his GD Performance teammate Florian Drouin (FR) were sixth and seventh. Madjid Idres (FR / ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) and fellow BMW rider Frederic Pecoraro (FR) completed the top ten in ninth and tenth respectively.

Florian Brunet-Lugardon also won the second race, with his brother Cyril stepping onto the podium in third again. Also the five places just outside the podium went to BMW racers. Brun was fourth, followed by Colliaux in fifth. Amalric again crossed the finish line sixth, ahead of Idres in seventh. Eighth place went to Léon Benichou (FR / RMS), while Drouin came home tenth to claim the final top-ten spot. Florian Brunet-Lugardon finished the season second overall with 248 points, just nine points behind champion Thierry Mulot (FR). Cyril Brunet-Lugardon was third overall with 204 points. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Florian Brunet-Lugardon improved to fifth place.

Moto 1000 GP in Goiânia, Brazil.

In the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP series (MT1GP), BMW racer Matthieu Lussiana (FR) is close to successfully defending his title. The sixth round of the championship was held at Goiânia (BR) last weekend. Lussiana finished the race in second place on the podium with his BMW S1000RR from the BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing team. With two more races to go, Lussiana leads the Riders’ rankings for the GP class (MT1GP STK GP) with 149 points and an advantage of 43 points over his closest rival. As a result, he can claim an early title win at the next and penultimate round in October. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Lussiana has climbed to third place. In the GP Light (MT1GP STK LT) race, Márcio Pereira (BR / MS Racing Team) finished 11th on his RR, while Luciano Donato (BR / BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing) came home 14th.

Brasilia (BRA) 27th September 2015. Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)
Team BMW Petronas Alex Barros Rider Matthieu Lussiana #1 (FRA)

“Frohburger Dreieckrennen” in Frohburg, Germany.

The iconic “Frohburger Dreieckrennen“ in Saxony is a highlight in the road racing calendar. The event was held for the 53rd time this year. German team principal Rico Penzkofer formed a quality squad from British road racing stars to take part in Frohburg (DE), with Lee Johnston (GB), Michael Rutter (GB) and Gary Johnson (GB) competing on the BMW Motorrad team’s BMW S1000RRs. They joined their fellow BMW riders from the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), which saw its season finale held at the Frohburg event. In all the races they contested, the BMW riders dominated the field.

The first race of the “IRRC Superbike” class was won by BMW rider Johan Fredriks (NL). Sébastien le Grelle (BE), who was crowned IRRC champion at the penultimate round, was runner-up, while third place went to Rutter. Gary Johnson, Lee Johnston, Didier Grams (DE) and Matti Seidel (DE) occupied positions four to seven on their RRs. In race two, Lee Johnston triumphed, ahead of Rutter. Champion le Grelle was third this time, followed by Fredriks, Grams and Seidel. BMW enjoyed a similarly successful weekend in the “Open Superbike – Superstock 1000 – Freestyle” class. Positions one to five all went to RR riders in race one. Fredriks won, followed by Grams, Rico Löwe (DE), Seidel and Lee Johnston. In race two, the RR achieved a top-seven lock-out: winner Grams was followed over the line by Fredriks, Gary Johnson, Löwe, Lee Johnston, Seidel and Rutter.

2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

In 2015 the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises 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: September 30, 2015

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Roland Resch (AT) AARR SBK 344.73
2 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK PR 341.67
3 Matthieu Lussiana (FR) MT1GP STK GP 330.37
4 Markus Reiterberger (DE) IDM SBK 314.29
5 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 295.38
6 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 269.67
7 Alastair Seeley (GB) BSB STK 266.18
8 Roberto Tamburini (IT) STK1000 262.00
9 Cyril Brunet-Lugardon FR EU 251.08
10 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 250.67
11 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 218.18
12 Michel Amalric (FR) FR EU 206.77
13 Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) BSB STK 205.09
14 Michal Šembera (CZ) AARR STK 203.33
15 Lee Johnston (GB) BMW RRC 181.33

16. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV AM/179.20), 17. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/178.91), 18. Emeric Jonchière (FR/FSBK STK/177.64), 19. Iván Silva (ES/CEV PR/171.20), 20. Marco Nekvasil (AT/EWC STK/167.00), 21. Janez Prosenik (SI/AARR SBK/158.55), 22. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/153.14), 23. Peter Hickman (GB/BMW RRC/152.89), 24. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/148.92), 25. Florian Drouin (FR/FR EU/147.69), 26. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK GP/145.64), 27. Krasen Kanchev (BG/AARR STK/142.89), 28. Uwe Gürck/Manfred Wechselberger (DE/AT/SWC/140.27), 29. Dominik Vincon (DE/IDM STK/133.71), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/132.93), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/129.52), 32. Tommy Bridewell (GB/BSB SBK/125.71), 33. Matěj Smrz (CZ/IDM SBK/125.62), 34. Marek Szkopek (PL/AARR STK/120.56), 35. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV PR/115.20), 36. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/114.96), 37. Fabrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/108.80), 38. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/107.20), 39. William Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/106.67), 40. Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL/AARR STK/105.33), 41. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK PR/100.00), 41. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC SBK/100.00), 43. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/96.00), 44. Nicholas Kershaw (ZA/RSA SBK GP/90.97), 45. David Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/88.89), 46. Lucy Glöckner (DE/IDM STK/85.71), 47. Pedro Vallcaneras (ES/EWC SBK/84.00), 48. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/81.22), 49. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/78.77), 50. Ireneusz Sikora (PL/AARR SBK/77.09), 51. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC STK/74.00), 52. Billy McConnell (AU/BSB SBK/73.14), 53. Dominic Usher (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 54. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/64.00), 55. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK SBK/62.67), 56. Gareth Jones (AU/EWC SBK/60.00), 57. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/56.89), 58. Wojciech Wrobel (PL/AARR STK/56.00), 59. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/54.86), 60. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/53.71), 61. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB SBK/53.33), 61. Guy Martin (GB/BMW RRC/53.33), 63. Sebastián Porto (AR/MT1GP STK GP/51.56), 64. Barry Burrell (GB/EWC STK/51.00), 64. Gary Mason (GB/EWC STK/51.00), 66. Stephen Mercer (GB/EWC STK/48.00), 67. Wolfgang Gammer (AT/AARR SBK/43.64), 68. Laurent Aymonin (FR/FR EU/39.38), 69. Luca Oppedisano (IT/CIV/38.40), 70. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/38.00), 71. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/35.20), 72. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/33.00), 73. Marco Marcheluzzo (IT/CIV/32.00), 74. Marcel Irnie (CA/AMA STK/31.42), 75. Johannes Hoffmann (DE/IDM STK/30.86), 76. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/28.19), 77. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/27.33), 78. Stefan Cappella (GB/EWC STK/24.00), 79. Emilien Jaillet (FR/FSBK STK/22.15), 80. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/22.00), 81. Mike Wohner (AT/AARR SBK/18.91), 82. Richard Balcar (CZ/AARR SBK/16.00), 82. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 82. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM STK/16.00), 82. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/16.00), 82. Pawel Gorka (PL/AARR SBK/16.00), 87. Koji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/14.00), 88. Luca Conforti (IT/CIV/12.80), 89. Yuuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/12.00), 90. Johannes Kanzler (DE/IDM STK/11,43). 91. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/10,18). 92. Jean Foray (FR/FR EU/9.85), 93. Chris Schmid (DE/IDM STK/9.14), 94. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL/AARR SBK/8.73), 95 Mika Höglund (FI/CEV AM/6.40), 96. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/6.00), 96. Fabio Marchionni (IT/STK1000/6.00), 96. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/6.00), 99. Michael Truchot (FR/FR EU/3.69), 100. Maria Costello (GB/BMW RRC/3.56), 101. Noriyuki Tsujimoto (JP/MFJ/2.00),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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