The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers had a successful weekend in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) series. In the Superbike class, Richard Cooper (GB) stepped onto the podium again, while his fellow BMW riders secured their first ever top-five lockout for the BMW S1000RR in the Superstock class. The RR was also victorious in the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK), with Danilo Lewis (BR) celebrating his second win of the season boldly.
British Superbike Championship in Brands Hatch, Great Britain.
The short Indy Circuit at Brands Hatch (GB) hosted the third round of the 2016 British Superbike Championship (BSB). The weekend saw another podium finish for the BMW S1000RR in the closely fought Superbike class (BSB SBK): Richard Cooper finished second in race two on Sunday on his Buildbase BMW S1000RR. In race one, he just narrowly missed the podium, crossing the line in fourth only 0.3 seconds behind the top-three. Michel Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) was sixth in race one but had to retire in the second heat due to a technical problem. His teammate Christian Iddon (GB) ended the thrilling races in 11th and seventh respectively. Lee Jackson (GB) also collected points in both races on the other Buildbase BMW RR, finishing in 15th and 12th respectively. Alastair Seeley (GB / Royal Airforce Regular & Reserve) claimed a top-15 finish in race two with 14th.
In the Superstock class (BSB STK) race, the BMW racers achieved a milestone for the RR in the series, claiming a sensational top-five lockout. Taylor MacKenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) led from start to finish, celebrated his second win of the season and extended his overall championship lead. In the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, MacKenzie improved from 15th to fourth. Second and third places went to the Tyco BMW pairing of Ian Hutchinson (GB) and Joshua Elliott (GB). Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams / SMT) was fourth and Alex Olsen (GB) completed the top five on team Power Projects Racing RR.
In total, nine BMW racers finished the race in the points: Hudson Kennaugh (ZA / Trikomoto Bahnstormer BMW) was ninth, Rob Mc Nealy (GB / McNealy Brown Ltd.) was 11th, Leon Jeacock (GB / Geo E Davis Racing) crossed the line in 13th and Billy Mellor (GB / Mellor Racing) came home in 15th.
SuperBike Series Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport racer Danilo Lewis (BR) is the dominant rider in the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK). At the second round of the season, held in Sao Paulo (BR) last weekend, Lewis celebrated his second win of the season. He crossed the line on his TecFil Racing Team BMW S1000RR with an advantage of nearly ten seconds. In doing so, he also extended his lead in the championship. Sebastiano Zerbo (BR / BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing) finished fourth, while Diego Petrel (BR / Spiga Racing) and Alex Borges (BR / PRT – Pitico Racing Team) also collected points in ninth and 13th respectively.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: May 25, 2016
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Vincent Lonbois (BE)||IRRC||161.36|
|2||Raffaele De Rosa (IT)||STK1000||125.25|
|3||Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)||IRRC||117.09|
|4||Taylor MacKenzie (GB)||BSB STK||116.00|
|6||Benjamin Colliaux (FR)||FR EU||101.54|
|7||Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)||EWC STK||100.95|
|7||Dominik Vincon (DE)||EWC STK||100.95|
|9||Jordi Torres (ES)||WorldSBK||100.40|
|10||Danilo Lewis (BR)||BRSBK||92.22|
|11||Mathieu Gines (FR)||IDM SBK||90.95|
|12||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||RSA SBK||89.43|
|13||Lukáš Pešek (CZ)||AARR SBK||89.33|
|14||Ian Hutchinson (GB)||BSB STK||83.82|
|15||Daryn Upton (ZA)||RSA SBK||83.71|
16. Michal Prášek (CZ/AARR STK/78.00), 17. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/77.80), 18. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/76.55), 19. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/72.57), 20. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/69.54), 20. Kenny Foray (FR/FSBK SBK/69.54), 22. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/68.20), 23.Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/64.57), 24. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/61.80), 25. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/61.20), 26. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR/FR EU/60.92), 27. Michael Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/60.60), 28. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/57.64), 29. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/56.18), 30. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/52.97), 31. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 32. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/50.00), 33. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/45.50), 34. Nicolas Grobler (ZA/RSA SBK/44.00), 35. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 36. Maximilian Scheib (CI/CEV/43.00), 37. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/42.46), 38. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 38. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/41.20), 40. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/39.60), 41. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/39.38), 42. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/38.77), 43. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/38.00), 44. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/36.31), 45. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/35.36), 46. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/33.20), 47. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/32.89), 48. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/32.86), 49. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 50. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 50. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 52. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/30.60),53. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 54. Steve Rapp (US/AMA STK/28.80), 55. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/26.80), 56. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 56. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 56. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 59. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/23.60), 59. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/23.60), 61. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/20.92), 62. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/20.40), 63. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 64. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/18.93), 65. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 65. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 67. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/17.40), 68. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/17.25), 69. Davo Johnson (AU/BSB STK/15.60), 70. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/14.57), 71. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/13.62), 72. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 73. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 73. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 75. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/12.92), 76. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 77. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 78. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/10.29), 79. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/9.20), 79. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/9.20), 79. Paul Shoesmith (GB/BMW RRC/9.20), 82. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/8.80), 83. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/7.71), 84. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 85. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 86. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/5.75), 86. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 88. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 89. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/4.60), 89. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 91. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 92. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/2.29), 93. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/1.60), 94. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 95. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 96. Jacques Brits (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00), 96. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 96. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 96. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 96. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 96. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 96. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/0.00), 96. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/0.00), 96. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00), 96. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/0.00), 96. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 96. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/0.00), 96. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 96. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/0.00), 96. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00), 96. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/0.00)