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Ian Hutchinson claims dominant win with his BMW S 1000 RR – Successful outings for the BMW racers in the BSB and the Superbike IDM.

Ian Hutchinson celebrates his first win of the season in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship with his BMW S 1000 RR – Podium finishes also for Michael Laverty, Michael Rutter, Mathieu Gines, Bastien Mackels, Jan Bühn and Pepijn Bijsterbosch.

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Munich (DE), 13th July 2016. Ian Hutchinson (GB) once more proved that he is not only a brilliant road racer: last weekend, the Tyco BMW rider continued his streak of success in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) and rode his BMW S 1000 RR to his first win of the season in the series. Snetterton (GB) was also a successful hunting ground for his fellow BMW riders in the BSB, with Michael Laverty (GB) and Michael Rutter (GB) stepping onto the podium, too. In Zolder (BE), Mathieu Gines (FR), Bastien Mackels (BE), Jan Bühn (DE) and Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL) claimed podium finishes in the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM). The BMW Motorrrad Motorsport racers were also in action in Laguna Seca (US), where the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and the MotoAmerica FIM/AMA North American Road Racing Series (AMA) held their races. The riders and teams were supported by the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport, who were on site at all the races in Europe and North America. With their results, the BMW racers collected further points for the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full standings below).



MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Laguna Seca, USA.


Iconic Laguna Seca (US) hosted the ninth round of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) last weekend. The best placed BMW S 1000 RR rider was once more Jordi Torres (ES) from the Althea BMW Racing Team. He finished the two races on the Californian track in eighth and sixth. The team’s other RR was ridden by Raffaele De Rosa (IT), who stood in for the injured Markus Reiterberger (DE). For De Rosa, who successfully races with the Althea BMW S 1000 RR in the FIM Superstock Cup (STK1000), it was the first outing on the WorldSBK version of the bike. He failed to finish race one but was 11th in race two.


Milwaukee BMW rider Karel Abraham (CZ) brought his RR home in 14th and 12th. His team-mate, Joshua Brookes (AU), who like De Rosa raced the challenging Laguna Seca circuit for the first time, was 13th in race one but retired in race two.



British Superbike Championship in Snetterton, Great Britain.


The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) collected more trophies at Snetterton (GB) last weekend. In the Superbike class (BSB SBK), Michael Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) finished third on the podium in race two. In the first encounter Laverty retired, while Jake Dixon (GB / Briggs Equipment BMW) was the highest placed BMW rider in sixth.


In the Superstock class (BSB STK), Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) celebrated a dominant win. After 12 laps he crossed the line with an advantage of over seven seconds. It was Hutchinson’s first win of the season in the series, after he had also finished all the other races held so far this season on the podium. He was joined on the podium by Michael Rutter (GB / Briggs Equipment BMW) in third. The championship standings in the BSB STK are still led by BMW racer Taylor MacKenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad), while Hutchinson improved to second overall.



Superbike IDM / International German Championship in Zolder, Belgium.


The Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) made a guest appearance in Zolder in Belgium last weekend. It was the home round both for the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW team and for Bastien Mackels (BE / Wilbers-BMW-Racing) – and both had plenty of reasons to celebrate.


In the Superbike class (IDM SBK), Mathieu Gines (FR) rode his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW S 1000 RR to second place on the podium in race one. A fall in race two meant he had to start a catch-up, which led to fourth place in the SBK class. Local hero Mackels stepped onto the podium on both occasions, finishing both races in third. In the championship classification, Gines is currently second, two points behind the leader.


The Superstock class (IDM STK) also saw three podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. Jan Bühn (DE / Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) was second in race one and third in race two. His team-mate Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL) joined him on the podium after the first encounter, which he had finished in third. The fourth Van Zon-Remeha-BMW team rider, Marco Nekvasil (AT), was not able to take part in the races after he suffered fractures to both legs when crashing in the second free practice. We wish Marco a speed recovery.



MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series in Laguna Seca, USA .


At the WorldSBK round in Laguna Seca (US), the eighth and penultimate meeting of the 2016 MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA) was held. BMW rider Steve Rapp (US / Scheibe Racing) was 12th, while Cory Call (US / San Jose BMW/Keigwins@theTrack) finished in 16th.



2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.


Status: 13th July 2016



Name (Nat.)

Series / Class



Michal Prášek (CZ)




Maximilian Scheib (CL)




Ian Hutchinson (GB)




Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)




Raffaele De Rosa (IT)




Taylor MacKenzie (GB)




Kenny Foray (FR)




Jordan Szoke (CA)




Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)




Bastien Mackels (BE)




Dominik Vincon (DE)




Benjamin Colliaux (FR)




Vincent Lonbois (BE)




Lukáš Pešek (CZ)




Danilo Lewis (BR)




16. Michael Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/153.35), 17. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 18. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/147.69), 19. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/133.03), 20. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/123.60), 21. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/122.55), 22. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/118.46), 23. Sébastien Le Grelle (BE/IRRC/117.09), 24. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/116.57), 25. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/115.36), 26. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/110.77), 27. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/109.00), 28. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/99.69), 29. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 30. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/99.00), 31. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/97.50), 32. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 33. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 34. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/93.40), 35. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/92.00), 36. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/90.00), 37. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 38. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/87.85), 39. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/87.80), 40. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/85.20), 41. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/84.30), 42. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 43. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/77.54), 44. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/77.25), 45. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 46. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 47. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 48. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 49. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 50. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/68.96), 51. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 52. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 52. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 54. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/54.40), 55. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 55. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 57. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 58. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 59. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 60. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/47.20), 61. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/45.40), 62. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/43.64), 63. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/43.64), 64. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/42.62), 65. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 66. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/41.20), 67. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/34.73), 68. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 69. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 70. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 71. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 71. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 73. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 74. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 75. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 76. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 77. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/28.77), 78. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 79. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 80. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/26.60), 81. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/26.00), 82. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 83. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/24.31), 84. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/23.54), 85. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 86. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 86. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 88. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/22.91), 89. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/22.00), 90. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 90. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/19.00), 92. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/18.91), 93. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 94. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/18.40), 95. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 96. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/16.80), 97. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/16.00), 98. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 99. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 100. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 101. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/13.80), 102. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 103. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/12.91), 104. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 105. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 106. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/11.20), 107. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/8.00), 108. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 109. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 110. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 111. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 112. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 113. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 114. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 115. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 116. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 117. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 118. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/1.60), 119. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 120. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 120. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 120. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 120. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 120. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0.00), 120. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0.00), 120. Ales Nechvatal (CZ/IRRC/0.00), 120. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 120. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 120. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00)



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