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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Podium finishes in Great Britain and Brazil.
27.05.2019 Press Release
Alex Olsen reaches the Superstock podium in the BSB with the BMW S 1000 RR – BMW racer Alex Barros on the rostrum in Brazil.
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British Superbike Championship: Alex Olsen continues series of podiums in the Superstock class.
The third event of the 2019 British Superbike Championship (BSB) season at Donington Park (GBR) included a triple-header with plenty of racing action. This time, there were three races in the Superbike class (BSB SBK) instead of two – one on Saturday and two on Sunday. Christian Iddon (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad) was the best-placed BMW rider in race one. He secured seventh place on his new BMW S 1000 RR, closely followed by team-mate Keith Farmer (GBR) in eighth position. Peter Hickman (GBR / Smiths Racing) crossed the line in tenth place. Race two on Sunday had to be stopped after 18 laps due to rain. Iddon was classified in sixth place, Hickman in ninth and Farmer in tenth. Conditions had largely dried out in time for the third race. Iddon once again claimed sixth place, with Hickman following in seventh. Farmer retired after a fall.
The Superstock class (BSB STK) also boasted a packed schedule. A two-part marathon race took place on Saturday, with another race on Sunday. Alex Olsen (GBR) continued his series of podiums on the Team IMR RR. Olsen claimed second and third positions in the two parts of the marathon race. In Sunday’s race, he once again crossed the line in third place. Taylor Mackenzie (GBR / Bathams Racing) finished in fifth, seventh and fourth positions.
Spanish Superbike Championship: Pole position for Carmelo Morales.
The second event of the 2019 Spanish Superbike Championship (ESBK) season took place at the weekend, at the “Circuit de Catalunya” near Barcelona (ESP). In qualifying on Saturday, defending champion and BMW racer Carmelo Morales (ESP / BMW easyRace Team) secured pole position on his BMW S 1000 RR. Morales finished fourth in Sunday’s race. Fellow BMW rider Marcos Solorza (ARG / Castromaroto Racing) finished the race in eleventh position.
SuperBike Brasil: Alex Barros back on the podium.
In the third race of the SuperBike Brasil 2019 (BR SBK) at Interlagos (BRA), BMW racer Alex Barros (BRA / Alex Barros Racing) recorded his second podium finish of the season. The experienced rider claimed second spot on the rostrum on his BMW S 1000 RR. Danilo Lewis (BRA) from the Tecfil Havoline Racing Team crossed the line in sixth place. Rodrigo Dazzi (BRA / ELLO Racing) was right behind in seventh position.
All Japan Road Race Championship: Third round of the season at Sugo.
The third round of the 2019 season in the All Japan Road Race Championship (JP SBK) took place at Sugo, Japan. The schedule included another two races in the Superbike class. BMW rider Hoshino Tomoya (JPN / TONE RT SYNCEDGE 4413) finished both races in 16th position.