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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: BMW racers in action on three continents.
07.10.2019 Press Release
Turbulent race weekend in the British Superbike Championship - Podium for Michel Fabrizio in the Italian National Trophy 1000 - Races for the BMW S 1000 RR in Spain, Australia and Japan as well.
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British Superbike Championship: Turbulent race weekend at Donington Park.
The British Superbike Championship (BSB) headed to Donington Park (GBR) for its penultimate event of the season, where BMW racers experienced a turbulent weekend. In the first of the two Superbike class (BSB SBK) races, Peter Hickman (GBR) only just missed out on the podium, finishing in fourth place with his Smiths Racing BMW S 1000 RR, however he retired from the second race due to a broken chain. Christian Iddon (GBR / Tyco BMW) finished in the top six in both races, crossing the finish line in sixth and fifth places. Alex Olsen (GBR), also representing Smiths Racing, finished in 16th and 13th. Joe Francis (GBR / Lloyd & Jones Bowker BMW Motorrad) was in 14th and 16th places when he saw the chequered flag.
Taylor Mackenzie (GBR) took on a dual role at Donington Park. In the Superbike class he rode for the Tyco BMW team, while in the Superstock class (BSB STK) he was in action for Bathams Racing as usual. Mackenzie was convincing with fast times in the Superbike sessions. However, while leading the Superstock race on Sunday morning, he had a heavy fall on the damp track. Together with Tyco BMW, the decision was made that he would no longer contest the races that followed. The best BMW rider in the Superstock race was Barry Teasdale (GBR / TwoTwoFour Racing) in eleventh.
Italian Superbike Championship: Season finale at Vallelunga.
The Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) held its 2019 season finale at Vallelunga (ITA) at the weekend. Two races were the order of the day again for the final race weekend of the year. In race one, Andrea Mantovani (ITA / Tutapista Corse) in fourth place was the best-ranked BMW rider. Luca Vitali (ITA /DMR Racing) finished sixth ahead of Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA / Berclaz Racing Italia) in seventh place. Matteo Baiocco (ITA / DMR Racing) in ninth also made it into the top ten. In race two, Vitali finished in fifth ahead of Lanzi in sixth place. Baiocco and Mantovani followed in eighth and ninth places.
Italian National Trophy 1000: Podium for Michel Fabrizio.
The 2019 season of the Italian National Trophy 1000 (IT 1000) ended with another podium for the BMW S 1000 RR. At the finale at Vallelunga (ITA), Michel Fabrizio (ITA) secured second place on the podium in the race. Francesco Cocco (ITA) crossed the finish line in sixth place with Alessio Velini (ITA) right behind him in seventh place.
Spanish Superbike Championship: Difficult weekend at Navarra.
The Spanish Superbike Championship (ESBK) held its penultimate event of the 2019 season at Navarra (ESP). It was a difficult weekend for the BMW racers. Carmelo Morales (ESP / BMW easyRace Team) finished the race in seventh place. Christopher Gobbi (ITA / Xctech) in 15th place also picked up a point.
Australian Superbike Championship: Sixth round of the season on Phillip Island.
“Philipp Island Circuit”, in a picturesque location to the southeast of Melbourne (AUS), hosted the sixth and penultimate round of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) season. The best-ranked BMW rider was Glenn Allerton (AUS) of NextGen Motorsports / Maxima BMW Racing. He finished the two races in tenth and sixth places. His team-mate Aaron Morris (AUS) retired from race one, and crossed the finish line in eleventh place in the second race. Dean Hasler (AUS / Beerwah Bikeworks / Pinot Noir Accomodations) recorded a 15th and a twelfth place.
All Japan Road Race Championship: BMW S 1000 RR in action at Autopolis.
The penultimate round of the 2019 season of the All Japan Road Race Championship (JP SBK) was held at Autopolis (JPN). There were two Superbike class races in this round. BMW rider Hoshino Tomoya (JPN / TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413) finished in 17th in both races.