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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: BMW S 1000 RR riders dominate the IRRC, the IDM and in Malaysia.
29.07.2019 Press Release
Davey Todd extends his lead in the International Road Racing Championship with two more wins - BMW racers continue to set the pace in the International German Championship - Successful second round of the season in the Malaysia Superbike Championship.
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FIM Endurance World Championship: First place in the Superstock class for the BMW S 1000 RR at the Suzuka finale.
The Suzuka 8 Hours endurance race brought the 2018/19 season of the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC) to a close for the BMW teams. This is the most important race of the year for the Japanese manufacturers – accordingly, they fielded works teams strengthened by international top riders.
The best-placed BMW team in the strong field was TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413. The Japanese team finished in 14th place in the overall standings and also finished first in the Superstock category. The #80 BMW S 1000 RR was ridden by Tomoya Hoshino, Kokoro Atsumi and Takeshi Ishizuka (all JPN). The #6 RR of ERC-BMW Motorrad Endurance, regular starters in the EWC class, crossed the finish line in 16th place. The three Frenchmen Kenny Foray, Julien Da Costa and Mathieu Gines shared the saddle. Koji Teramoto (JPN) and Pedro Vallcaneras (ESP) ended the race with the #52 BMW S 1000 RR of TERAMOTO@J-TRIP Racing in 23rd place overall and third place in the Superstock class.
International Road Racing Championship: Davey Todd extends championship lead with double win.
BMW racers were also dominant in Chimay, Belgium at the third round of the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) season. They secured top-three and top-four lockouts for the BMW S 1000 RR in the two races. Davey Todd (GBR / WEPOL Racing) headed up the field of successful BMW riders. He took victory in both races and this double win saw him further extend his lead in the championship. Didier Grams (GER / G & G Motorsport by BMW Motorrad) finished in second place in both races. In race one, it was Marek Červený (CZE / WEPOL Racing) who completed the podium in third, while in race two it was Erno Kostamo (FIN / 38 Motorsport) who claimed third place, with Červený finishing in fourth.
International German Championship: BMW racers dominant at Schleiz.
The fifth round of the International German Championship (IDM) season was held at the iconic track near Schleiz (GER) – and BMW S 1000 RR riders also dominated there with a top-four and a top-three lockout. Once again it was the two alpha Racing-van-Zon-BMW riders who set the place. Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) got the win in both races, while his team-mate Julian Puffe (GER) finished second in the two races. In race one, Jan Bühn (GER / EGS Moto Racing) joined them on the podium in third place. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED) completed the top-four lockout. In the second race, Bijsterbosch finished in third place behind Mikhalchik and Puffe. Puffe remains in the lead in the championship, Mikhalchik trails him by nine points in second place.
Spanish Superbike Championship: Double podium for Carmelo Morales.
The fourth round of the 2019 season of the Spanish Superbike Championship (ESBK) was held at MotorLand Aragón (ESP) at the weekend, with two races scheduled for the superbike riders. This time, BMW racer Carmelo Morales (ESP) and BMW easyRace Team got a double podium and Morales finished both races in third place on his BMW S 1000 RR.
Italian Superbike Championship: Fourth round of the season at Misano.
The fourth round of the 2019 season of the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) was held at Misano (ITA) at the weekend. In the first of the two races, Luca Vitali (ITA / DMR Racing) in fourth place was the best BMW rider. His team-mate Matteo Baiocco (ITA) finished seventh, with Roberto Tamburini (ITA / Cherry Box 24 Guandalini Racing) behind him in eighth place. In race two, Christiano Gamarino (ITA / Tutapista Corse) in seventh, Vitali in eighth and Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA / Berclaz Racing Italia) in tenth all secured top ten positions.
Italian National Trophy 1000: Podium for Michel Fabrizio.
The Italian National Trophy 1000 (IT 1000) was also at Misano (ITA) for its fourth race of the season. Seasoned rider Michel Fabrizio (ITA) claimed a spot on the podium, finishing in third place on his BMW S 1000 RR. Remo Castellarin (ITA) finished fifth while Alessio Velini (ITA) was tenth to also make it into the top ten.
Malaysia Superbike Championship: BMW S 1000 RR dominant at Sepang.
Like at the season opener, BMW S 1000 RR riders were also dominant at the second round of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSBK) at Sepang (MAS). In the three races in total that were held over the weekend, they picked up two top-four and one top-three lockouts. Race one was won by the reigning champion, Farid Badrul (MAS / Horizon Racing Team). Second place went to Muhammad Zulfahmi Khairuddin (MAS / SIC Junior ZK Racing). Joe Sharul (MAS / FTA Liqui Moly Racing Team) rounded off the podium in third place, and Amirul Hafiq Azmi (MAS / ONEXOX TKKR SAG Racing Team) finished in fourth place. In races two and three, it was Khairuddin who was the winner, Badrul finished second and Hafiq Azmi third. Sharul finished in seventh and fourth place in these races. Sharul also finished in first place in the special Superstock classification in all three races.
South African Superbike Championship: Lance Isaacs on the podium twice.
The South African Superbike Championship (RSA SBK) held its fourth race event of the season at Zwartkops, South Africa, at the weekend. The races on Saturday went well for BMW racer Lance Isaacs (RSA) of Team LIR / Supabets Gaming Group. He finished on the podium with his BMW S 1000 RR in both races. In the first race he finished second, while in the second race he finished in third place.
BMW Motorrad BoxerCup: Third round of the season at Schleiz.
The newly launched BMW Motorrad BoxerCup promoted by Wilbers entered its third round as part of the IDM weekend at Schleiz (GER). In this race series, the riders compete on identical BoxerCup bikes. Victory in the first race went to Nate Kern (USA) of Team Wunderlich Motorsport. His team-mate Chris Höfer (GER) finished second and Marvin Jürgens (GER / Team Motorsport Burgdorf) finished in third place. Höfer won the second race ahead of Kern, with Jürgens finishing third once again.