Racing Update: BMW Success at Endurance and Sidecar Championships; One-Two in BSB Superstock

Racing Update: BMW Success at Endurance and Sidecar Championships; One-Two in BSB Superstock

The BMW Motorrad Team claims its first podium in the Superbike class of the FIM Endurance World Championship while Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen defend the overall lead in the FIM Sidecar World Championship courtesy of a double podium in Oschersleben, Germany. Meanwhile, Ian Hutchinson and Taylor Mackenzie secure a one-two for the RR in the British Superbike Championship and Maximilian Scheib steps onto the podium twice in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship.

FIM Endurance World Championship in Oschersleben, Germany.

Oschersleben (GER) - World Endurance Championship - 28th August 2016. Team BMW Motorrad France Riders M. Lussiana (FRA) - K. Foray (FRA) - L. Pesek (CZE) #13
Team BMW Motorrad France Riders M. Lussiana (FRA) – K. Foray (FRA) – L. Pesek (CZE) on the number 13 BMW S1000RR.

The “8 Hours EWC Oschersleben” (DE) marked the season finale for the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). It was the home round for several BMW teams, including the BMW Motorrad Team of team principal Rico Penzkofer (DE) – and the squad had reason to celebrate. Riders Kenny Foray (FR) and Lukáš Pešek (CZ) secured the first ever podium finish for the number 13 BMW S1000RR in the highest category, the Superbike class (EWC SBK). After eight hours, they crossed the line in third for a podium. The team has only contested a few EWC races in the highest class so far, and with this success it proved to be competitive among the strong and established factory endurance teams. Team Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU also scored a strong result: Roland Resch (AT), Fabrizio Lai (IT) and Julian Mayer (AT) crossed the line in seventh with the number 52 BMW S1000RR.

BMW VÖLPKER TEAM NRT Rider B. Mackels (BEL) - D. Vincon (GER) - S. Kerschbaumer (AUT) #48
BMW VÖLPKER TEAM NRT Rider B. Mackels (BEL) – D. Vincon (GER) – S. Kerschbaumer (AUT) #48

In the Superstock class (EWC STK), officially named the FIM Endurance World Cup, the Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors team came to Oschersleben as the overall leader. The squad, however, experienced a difficult season finale just a few miles away from its team base. In qualifying, rider Dominik Vincon (DE) crashed and suffered fractures to his femur and arm. We wish Dominik a speedy recovery. The BMW sister team helped out and loaned them its third rider, Matthieu Lussiana (FR), to stand in for injured Vincon and race the number 48 BMW S1000RR along with Bastien Mackels (BE) and Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT). Unfortunately, the race was over for them after two hours through no fault of their own. A massive oil spill on the track caused a number of riders to crash, including Mackels who had no chance of controlling the RR on the oily surface. The bike was too badly damaged to continue the race. In the championship standings, Völpker NRT48 ended the season in third overall.

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Oschersleben, Germany.

BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Päivärinta_Kainulainen #44 (FIN)
BMW Team 44 Racing Riders Päivärinta_Kainulainen #44 (FIN)

The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DE) also hosted the penultimate round of the 2016 FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) last weekend. Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) continued their streak of success with another double podium. In the sprint race on Saturday, they were third, while they finished the gold race on Sunday in second with their sidecar powered by an S1000RR engine. With this result, they defended the overall lead in the world championship standings: With only one more round to go, Päivärinta/Kainulainen have an advantage of 23 points over their closest rivals. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE / Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) finished the two races in seventh and fifth respectively.

British Superbike Championship in Cadwell Park, Great Britain.

Cadwell Park (UK) British Superbike Championship 29th August 2016. Team Buildbase BMW Rider Richard Cooper #47 (UK)
Team Buildbase BMW Rider Richard Cooper #47 (UK)

Round eight of the 2016 British Superbike Championship (BSB) was held at Cadwell Park (GB) last weekend. In the first race for the Superbike class (BSB SBK), Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was the highest placed BMW rider, crossing the line in eighth. He was followed by Jake Dixon (GB / Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve) in ninth and Michael Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) in tenth. In race two over the hilly circuit, Dixon was the best-placed BMW rider in tenth.

The race for the Superstock class (BSB STK) saw another one-two for the BMW S1000RR and, in total, eight RRs crossed the line in the top ten. In front, it was Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) who celebrated his second win of the season in this series. Taylor Mackenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was second this time. Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport) crossed the line in fourth, while places six to ten went to Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW), Dominic Usher (GB / ONE7R / Formwise), Billy Mellor (GB / Able Engineering), Barry Teasdale (GB / Green Chem / Bob Henderson Racing) and Ashley Beech (GB / Jones-Dorling Racing). In the championship standings, Mackenzie leads with an advantage of 23 points over second placed Hutchinson.

FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Portimão, Portugal.

Team BMW TargoBank EasyRace Rider Maximilian Cristian Scheib Kruger #7 (CHI)
Team BMW TargoBank EasyRace Rider Maximilian Cristian Scheib Kruger #7 (CHI)

After a longer summer break, the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) resumed in Portimão (PT) last weekend. BMW racer Maximilian Scheib (CL) once more finished both races on the podium. He claimed second place on both occasions with his Targobank EasyRace SBK Team BMW S1000RR. His new teammate Marcos Solorza (AR), who stood in for injured Santiago Barragán (ES), ended the races in sixth and fifth respectively. Roberto Blazquez (ES / ARC Competicion) was 11th and tenth.

South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in Aldo Scribante, South Africa.

Easter Cape (RSA) South African SuperGP Champions Trophy 28th August 2016. Team BMW Lance Isaacs #38 (RSA)
Team BMW Lance Isaacs #38 (RSA)

The South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) held its sixth round of the season at Aldo Scribante (ZA) last weekend. BMW S1000RR rider Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing) finished the two races in fifth and sixth respectively. Ronald Slamet (ZA / Bavarian Motorcycles & Danie Maritz Racing) and Garrick Vlok (ZA) also claimed top-ten finishes, with Slamet being tenth in race one and Vlok taking this position in race two.

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: August 31, 2016

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK 410.00
2 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 362.45
3 Michael Dunlop (GB) BMW RRC 332.30
4 Ian Hutchinson (GB) BMW RRC 327.50
5 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 325.60
6 Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) IRRC 325.27
7 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 298.74
8 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 295.45
9 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 272.91
10 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 268.80
11 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 243.46
12 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 235.87
13 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 233.60
14 Ben Young (GB) CSBK 211.71
15 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 207.69

16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/194.15), 17. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/191.56), 18. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/189.04), 19. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/184.55), 21. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 21. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 21. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 24. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/175.43), 25. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/169.69), 26. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 27. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158.73), 28. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 29. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/147.63), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/142.40), 32. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/137.80), 33. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 34. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/130.40), 35. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128.40), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/121.60), 37. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/120.31), 38. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 39. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104.00), 41. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 43. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/93.23), 46. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 47. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 48. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84.00), 49. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83.60), 50. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/80.00), 50. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 52. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/76.46), 53. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 54. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 55. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/73.60), 56. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 57. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 58. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 59. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 60. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 61. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/66.31), 62. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 63. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/62.55), 64. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 64. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 66. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53.82), 67. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/52.91), 68. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/52.31), 69. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 69. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 71. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 72. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 73. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 73. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 75. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/43.45), 76. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 77. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/37.69), 78. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 79. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 80. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/33.71), 81. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 82. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 82. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/32.00), 84. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 85. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 86. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30.00), 87. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 88. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 89. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 90. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 91. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 92. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27.09), 93. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 94. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 95. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 95. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 97. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/20.86), 99. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/20.00), 99. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/20.00), 101. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 102. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 103. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 104. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 105. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 106. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 107. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 108. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 109. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 110. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/11.86), 111. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 112. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 115. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 116. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 117. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 118. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 119. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 120. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 121. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 121. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 121. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 121. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0.00), 121. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0.00), 121. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 121. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00)

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