Racing Update: Second Double Win for Prášek in STK Road Racing; Plus WorldSBK, STK1000, SWC Racing

Racing Update: Second Double Win for Prášek in STK Road Racing; Plus WorldSBK, STK1000, SWC Racing

Czech rider Michal Prášek continues to dominate the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK), celebrating another double win with his BMW S1000RR last weekend in Rijeka (HR). There were also podium finishes in the Superbike class (AARR SBK) and in the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC), who raced in Rijeka as well. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) were in action in Misano (IT). For the BMW racers in these series, it was a weekend of mixed emotions, with successes and setbacks.

Misano Adriatico (ITA) WorldSBK 19th June 2016. Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Jordi Torres #81 (SPA)
Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Jordi Torres #81 (SPA)

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Misano, Italy.

The eighth round of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) was held at the “Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli” (IT) last weekend. At the home round for his Althea BMW Racing Team, Jordi Torres (ES) was the best-placed BMW rider. He brought his BMW S1000RR home in fifth and seventh respectively. His teammate Markus Reiterberger (DE) also put in a strong outing, but experienced bad luck in Sunday’s race. In the first heat on Saturday, Reiterberger had claimed his second-best result of the season so far and finished sixth. In race two on Sunday, however, he had a serious crash on the first lap. Reiterberger suffered a compression fracture to a thoracic vertebra and now needs to rest for several weeks. At the next round in early July in Laguna Seca (US), Reiterberger will be substituted by the Althea BMW Superstock rider Raffaele De Rosa (IT). We wish “Reiti” a speedy recovery.

Milwaukee BMW rider Joshua Brookes (AU) ended both Misano races in the points. He was 11th and 14th respectively. His teammate Karel Abraham (CZ) had to retire in race one, but finished 15th in race two on Sunday, also adding another point to his tally.

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Misano, Italy.

At the WorldSBK weekend in Misano (IT), the fifth race of the 2016 FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) was also held. The championship leader, Raffaele De Rosa (IT / Althea BMW Racing Team) battled for his third win of the season. The Italian, however, crashed on the final lap when fighting for the lead with his rival Leandro Mercado (AR). De Rosa was able to finish the race but had to settle for 19th. In the championship standings, he retained his lead with an advantage of five points.

Misano Adriatico (ITA) STK1000 18th June 2016. Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Raffaele De Rosa #35 (ITA)
Althea BMW Racing Team Rider Raffaele De Rosa #35 (ITA)

The best-placed BMW rider was Luca Vitali (IT), who crossed the line in sixth on his Team 2R Racing BMW S1000RR. Matteo Ferrari (IT / DMR Racing Team) followed directly behind in seventh.

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Rijeka, Croatia.

BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Päivärinta/Kainulainen #44 (FIN)
BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Päivärinta/Kainulainen #44 (FIN)
Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen
Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen

The FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) teams met at “Automotodrom Grobnik” near Rijeka (HR) last weekend to contest their second round of the 2016 season. Two heats were held, the sprint race on Saturday and the “gold race” on Sunday. On both occasions, Finnish BMW duo Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) stepped onto the podium. They finished third on Saturday and were second on Sunday. In the world championship standings, Päivärinta/Kainulainen are currently second. The German pairing of Mike Roscher and Anna Burkard (Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) finished the two races in seventh and ninth respectively.

Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Rijeka, Croatia.

The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) had another successful weekend at the “Automotodrom Grobnik” near Rijeka (HR), where the third round of the 2016 season was held. In the Superbike class (AARR SBK), Lukáš Pešek (CZ) raced onto the podium in both races. He finished third and second respectively on his BMW Motorrad CSEU team RR. Four more BMW riders claimed top ten finishes in both races: Martin Choy (BG / BMW Motorrad CSEU) was fourth and sixth, Miloš Cihak (CZ / BMW Motorrad CSEU) crossed the line in fifth and eighth. Christopher Kemmer (AT / Bertl K. Racing Team) came home in eighth and seventh and Wolfgang Gammer (AT / Heating-factory) was tenth on both occasions.

Rijeka (HR) - Alpe Adria - 19th June 2016. Team BMW Rohac and Fejta motoracing Rider PRASEK Michal #6 (CZE)
Team BMW Rohac and Fejta motoracing Rider PRASEK Michal #6 (CZE)

In the Superstock class (AARR STK), reigning champion Michal Prášek (CZ) celebrated his second double win of the season. He also set the fastest race lap on both occasions with his Rohac and Fejta motor racing team BMW S1000RR. Prášek has won five of the six races contested so far this season and extended his lead in the championship. Marcin Walkowiak (PL / Team LRP Poland) finished the races in sixth and fifth. David Bozic (SI / AMD Kranj) was fifth and seventh, while Martin Tritscher (AT) also claimed a top ten result, finishing tenth in race one.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The lead has changed again in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. Michal Prášek (CZ) jumped into first position with 262.00 Race Trophy points. The rider of the Rohac and Fejta motor racing team celebrated a double win in the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK) last weekend. The previous leader, Isle of Man winner Ian Hutchinson (GB / BMW RRC), is now second with 198.50 points. Raffaele De Rosa (IT / STK1000) currently holds third position with 189.04 points (see full standings below).

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: June 22, 2016

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 262.00
2 Ian Hutchinson (GB) BMW RRC 198.50
3 Raffaele De Rosa (IT) STK1000 189.04
4 Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT) EWC STK 173.12
4 Bastien Mackels (BE) EWC STK 173.12
4 Dominik Vincon (DE) EWC STK 173.12
7 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 170.19
8 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 161.36
9 Taylor MacKenzie (GB) BSB STK 158.09
10 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 155.60
11 Danilo Lewis (BR) BRSBK 153.75
12 Michael Dunlop (GB) BMW RRC 153.35
13 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 141.60
14 Jordi Torres (ES) WorldSBK 133.60
15 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK 129.54

16. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/123.60), 17. Sébastien Le Grelle (BE/IRRC/117.09), 18. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/116.57), 19. Michael Rutter (GB/BMW RRC/112.60), 20. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/109.00), 21. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/106.22), 22. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/104.73), 23. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/102.55), 24. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 25. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 26. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/93.85), 27. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/90.00), 28. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 29. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/87.96), 30. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/85.20), 31. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/81.54), 32. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 33. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/77.80), 34. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/72.92), 35. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 36. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/69.54), 37. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 38. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/68.80), 39. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/68.20), 40. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 41. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/61.80), 42. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/61.25), 43. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/58.40), 44. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/56.92), 45. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 45. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 47. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/54.40), 48. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 49. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 50. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/50.00), 51. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 52. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/45.08), 53. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/44.10), 54. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 55. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 56. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 56. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/41.20), 58. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/38.67), 59. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/38.00), 60. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 61. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 62. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 62. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 64. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/31.33), 65. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 66. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/30.60), 67. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 68. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 69. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 70. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 71. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/26.60), 72. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/26.40), 73. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/26.00), 73. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/26.00), 75. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/25.75), 76. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 77. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 78. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/23.27), 79. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/22.00), 80. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/20.67), 81. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 82. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/20.00), 83. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 84. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 85. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/18.40), 86. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/18.31), 87. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/17.45), 88. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 89. Paul Shoesmith † (GB/BMW RRC/16.80), 90. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 91. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 92. Lim Hogon (KR/MFJ/15.33), 92. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/15.33), 94. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/13.80), 95. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 96. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 97. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 98. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 99. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 100. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/9.54), 101. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/8.80), 102. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 103. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 104. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 105. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 106. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 107. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 108. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 109. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 110. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 111. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 112. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/1.60), 113. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 114. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 115. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 115. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 115. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 115. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 115. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/0.00), 115. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 115. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 115. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00)

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