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BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Wins for the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the IDM, the Alpe Adria and in Canada.

alpha Racing-van-Zon-BMW continues its winning run in the IDM – BMW racer Ben Young on course for the title in Canada.

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International German Championship: Two wins for alpha Racing-van-Zon-BMW at the Nürburgring.

The alpha Racing-van-Zon-BMW team continued its winning run with the BMW S 1000 RR in the International German Championship (IDM). Once again the top step of the podium was occupied by one of the team’s riders after both races at round four of the season at the Nürburgring (GER). Julian Puffe (GER) won the opening race. The team then claimed a one-two in race two. This time, victory went to Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR), who had failed to finish race one due to a technical issue. Puffe followed him home in second place. Jan Mohr (AUT / BCC Racing) ended race one in fifth place but failed to finish the second race. Jan Bühn (GER / EGS Moto Racing) was seventh in both races, while Marc Neuman (GER) came home ninth and eighth. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NED) finished tenth and sixth. Puffe regained the lead in the championship, with Mikhalchik second overall.

 

British Superbike Championship: Taylor Mackenzie on the Superstock podium.

The BMW teams and riders in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) were at Snetterton (GBR) this weekend for round six of the season. Peter Hickman (GBR / Smiths Racing) finished seventh and fifth on his BMW S 1000 RR in the two Superbike races (BSB SBK). Christian Iddon (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad), who broke his fibula just three weeks ago at Knockhill (GBR), started at Snetterton and claimed two top-ten finishes with tenth and sixth place. Michael Laverty (GBR) stood in for the injured Keith Farmer (GBR) for Tyco BMW Motorrad. Laverty, who was riding the new RR for the first time, finished eleventh and ninth.

 

In the Superstock race (BSB STK), BMW racer Taylor Mackenzie (GBR / Bathams Racing) claimed a spot on the podium. He finished third on his BMW S 1000 RR. Alex Olsen (GBR / Team IMR) came home sixth.

 

Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship: Victory for Karel Hanika at Oschersleben.

The Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship (AA) was at Oschersleben (GER) for round four of the season. It proved to be a successful weekend for Karel Hanika (CZE / Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad). The Czech rider took victory by over three seconds on his BMW S 1000 RR in the first of the two races. In race two, he finished runner-up to earn another spot on the podium. Hanika missed out on a second win by just 0.414 seconds. Nico Thöni (AUT / Racing4fun) and Ondřej Ježek (CZE / Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad) finished fourth and sixth in race one, but both failed to finish race two. Ireneusz Sicora (POL / BMW Sikora Motorsport) came home tenth and seventh. Bartlomiej Lewandowski (POL / Team LRP Poland) also claimed a top-ten result, finishing ninth in race two.

 

FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup: Podium for Michal Filla and Arnaud Friedrich.

Oschersleben (GER) also hosted the fourth event of the season in the new FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup (EU STK). BMW racers finished on the podium in both races. Michal Filla (CZE / BMW Sikora Motorsport) came home second on his BMW S 1000 RR in the opening race. Arnaud Friedrich (GER / Team LRP Poland) then finished runner-up in race two.

 

Canadian Superbike Championship: Third win of the season for Ben Young.

In the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), BMW racer Ben Young (CAN / Ben Young Racing) took a big step towards winning the title. The penultimate round at Atlantic Motorsport Park (CAN) featured races four and five of the season and saw Young extend his lead at the top of the championship. The title race will be decided at the season finale at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CAN) in three weeks. In the first of the weekend’s two races, Young thrilled fans with a spectacular fightback on his way to win number three of the season on his BMW S 1000 RR. He was hit by Jordan Szoke (CAN) on lap three, putting both riders onto the grass. Young was able to continue, but found himself down in tenth place. He then stormed back through the field and into first place. Samuel Trepanier (CAN / Blysk Racing) crossed the finish line in second place just 0.212 seconds behind Young to claim his best result of the season so far. Sunday’s second race was held in wet conditions. Young finished runner-up this time, with Trepanier fourth. BMW racer Jeff Williams (CAN) ended both races in fifth place.

 

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