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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Karel Hanika is Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Champion.
02.10.2019 Press Release
Karel Hanika wins the title at Most on his BMW S 1000 RR - Strong finish from IDM champion Ilya Mikhalchik at Hockenheim - Michal Filla does the double in the FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup.
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Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship: Karel Hanika crowned champion.
The 2019 champion in the Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship (AA) also rides a BMW S 1000 RR: Karel Hanika (CZE / Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad) clinched the title in the Superbike class at the final round at Most. Hanika brought the curtain down on his championship-winning season in style, with victories in both races. He also set the fastest race lap both times. The Czech rider had already wrapped up the title after victory in the first of the two races on Saturday. Nico Thöni (AUT / Racing4fun) joined Hanika on the podium in both races. He was third in race one, before coming home second in race two to complete a one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR. Marek Červený (CZE) also lined up at Most on his Wepol Racing RR, finishing seventh and sixth. Miloš Cihak (CZE / BMW Czech) finished sixth and tenth to claim two top-ten finishes. Ireneusz Sikora (POL / BMW Sikora Motorsport) also finished in the top ten in both races, in tenth and ninth places.
International German Motorcycle Championship: Successful end to season for champion Ilya Mikhalchik.
The International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) already knew its 2019 champion before the finale: Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) wrapped up the title at the penultimate round of the season at Assen (NED). Champion Mikhalchik brought the season to a successful close at Hockenheim (GER). The Ukrainian added to his list of victories in race one on his BMW S 1000 RR, run by the alpha Racing-van-Zon-BMW team. He was then runner-up to guest starter Marvin Fritz (GER / Yamaha) in race two. He was joined on the Hockenheim podium by Bastien Mackels (BEL), who was third in the first of the two races. At the end of the season, three BMW racers occupied the top three spots in the championship standings: Mikhalchik is champion, his team-make Julian Puffe (GER) finished runner-up, while third place went to Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED / Team Dutch Comfort Houses).
FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup: Brace of wins for Michal Filla at Most.
The FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup (EU STK) was also at Most (CZE) for the final round of its season. There was simply no beating one rider: Michal Filla (CZE). He won both races on his BMW S 1000 RR, run by BMW Sikora Motorsport, and set the fastest lap on both occasions. Michal Prášek (CZE / Rohac-Fejta Moto Racing) finished fourth and eighth at the season finale.
South African Superbike Championship: Podium for Lance Isaacs.
The South African Superbike Championship (RSA SBK) travelled to Killarney (RSA) for the seventh and penultimate event of its season. BMW rider Lance Isaacs (RSA) from the LIR / Supabets Gaming Group crashed out in the first of the two races. However, Isaacs pushed hard again in race two and was rewarded with another podium finish, coming home third on his BMW S 1000 RR.
BMW Motorrad BoxerCup: Chris Höfer is champion.
The title race in the relaunched BMW Motorrad BoxerCup promoted by Wilbers was decided at the final round of the season at the Hockenheimring (GER). The 2019 champion is Chris Höfer (GER). The Wunderlich Motorsport rider enjoyed a perfect weekend at Hockenheim, winning both races. His team-mate Nate Kern (USA) was runner-up both times. Kern also finished second in the Riders’ Championship. Marvin Jürgens (GER / Team Motorsport Burgdorf) was third in race one and came home fourth, behind guest starter Jürgen Fuchs (GER), in race two. Jürgens ended the season third in the championship. This series sees riders go head to head on identical BoxerCup bikes.