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Triumph in a legendary race: Another 1-2-3 result for the BMW S 1000 RR at the Macau Grand Prix.

Peter Hickman, Michael Rutter and Martin Jessopp repeat last year’s great success in the streets of Macau and secure a podium lock out for BMW Motorrad Motorsport – Perfect season finale for BMW racer Maximilian Scheib in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship: pole position, win and fastest race lap.

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Munich (DE), 21st November 2016. The BMW S 1000 RR continues its dominance in the streets of Macau (CN): the 50th running of the legendary Macau Grand Prix saw another 1-2-3 success for the BMW racers. Peter Hickman (GB) repeated last year’s victory and Michael Rutter (GB) and Martin Jessopp (GB) again joined him on the podium. There was also reason to celebrate in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) at the weekend, with Maximilian Scheib (CL) wrapping up the season with another win at the finale in Valencia (ES). With their results, they also collected points towards the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full standings below).

 

 

Macau Grand Prix in Macau, China.

 

It is one of the highlights in the international road racing season – and it is a successful hunting ground for the BMW S 1000 RR: the Macau Grand Prix. This year, the legendary race through the narrow streets of Macau (CN) was held for the 50th time and, like last year, it ended with a sensational 1-2-3 result for the BMW S 1000 RR. In total, 13 BMW racers tackled this famous road race, supported on site by the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport. The practice and qualifying sessions already showed that the RR would again be the bike to beat, and this continued in the race itself.

 

It was an exciting three-way battle at the front of the field, a battle of three BMW racers. The protagonists were last year’s winner Peter Hickman (GB), his Bathams/SMT Racing team-mate Michael Rutter (GB) and Martin Jessopp (GB / RidersMotorcycles.com BMW). In 2015 this trio secured a great 1-2-3 result for the RR in Macau, and again they dominated the race. Hickman, Macau record winner Rutter and pole setter Jessopp were involved in an exciting fight for the lead, changing positions several times and soon building a huge gap to the rest of the field. After 12 thrilling and dramatic laps on the “Guia Circuit”, Hickman crossed the finish line as the winner, just 0.533 seconds in front of second placed Rutter. Jessopp followed in third place, just 0.122 seconds behind Rutter and 0.655 seconds behind Hickman. The dominance of this BMW trio was further proven by the fact that they had an advantage of 20 seconds over the rest of the field.

 

In total, six BMW S 1000 RR riders finished the race in the top ten. Places one to three on the podium went to Hickman, Rutter and Jessopp. Stuart Easton (GB) was sixth on another RR from Bathams/SMT Racing. Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) was classified eighth and Dan Cooper (GB / Dan Cooper Racing / CMS) completed the top ten in tenth position.

 

 

FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Valencia, Spain.

 

The 2016 season in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) drew to a close at Valencia (ES) at the weekend. One man dominated the season finale: BMW Motorrad Motorsport racer Maximilian Scheib (CL). The 21-year old rider from the Targobank EasyRace SBK Team once more proved his talent and delivered a perfect weekend. On Saturday Scheib secured pole position on his BMW S 1000 RR. On Sunday he celebrated a dominant win and also set the fastest race lap. In the overall standings, Scheib finished the season as runner-up. In the 11 races held this year he claimed a total of ten podium finishes, including three wins.

 

 

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

 

Status: 21st November 2016

 

Pos.

Name (Nat.)

Series / Class

Points

1

Jordan Szoke (CA)

CSBK

410.00

2

Vincent Lonbois (BE)

IRRC

407.36

3

Michal Prášek (CZ)

AARR STK

395.60

4

Maximilian Scheib (CL)

CEV

376.17

5

Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)

IRRC

374.55

6

Taylor Mackenzie (GB)

BSB STK

360.82

7

Kenny Foray (FR)

FSBK SBK

344.04

8

Ian Hutchinson (GB)

BMW RRC

343.30

9

Michael Dunlop (GB)

BMW RRC

332.30

10

Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)

SWC

331.70

11

Benjamin Colliaux (FR)

FR EU

329.33

12

Lukáš Pešek (CZ)

AARR SBK

325.60

13

Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)

FR EU

318.27

14

Didier Grams (DE)

IRRC

303.91

15

Raffaele De Rosa (IT)

STK1000

270.57

 

16. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/256.15), 17. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/255.23), 18. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/251.27), 19. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/239.23), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/232.18), 21. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/214.00), 22. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 23. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/210.57), 24. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/202.57), 25. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/198.62), 26. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/192.40), 27. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/189.20), 27. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/189.20), 29. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 30. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/185.20), 31. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/183.60), 32. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 35. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/172.40), 36. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 37. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 38. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/145.20), 39. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/143.20), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/137.09), 41. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/135.60), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/132.00), 43. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/125.09), 44. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/121.38), 45. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 46. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/116.15), 47. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/114.80), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/107.09), 48. 49. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/101.38), 50. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/100.92), 51. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/99.60), 51. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/99.60), 53. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 54. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/98.50), 55. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/98.00), 56. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/97.45), 57. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 58. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/90.80), 59. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/88.50), 60. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 61. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 62. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/85.69), 63. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/75.64), 64. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 65. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 66. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 67. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/67.35), 68. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/65.20), 69. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 70. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/61.87), 71. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/59.45), 72. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/58.80), 73. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/58.50), 74. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/57.23), 75. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/56.00), 76. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 77. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/54.20), 78. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/53.38), 79. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/52.53), 80. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/50.50), 81. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/48.80), 82. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 83. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/46.55), 84. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/46.29), 85. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/44.00), 86. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/40.60), 87. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/40.40), 88. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/39.00), 89. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/38.40), 90. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/37.59), 91. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/36.80), 92. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/34.29), 93. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/34.18), 94. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/30.75), 95. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 96. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 97. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/27.43), 99. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/26.75), 100. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/25.71), 101. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/25.60), 102. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 103. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/20.43), 104. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/19.80), 105. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 106. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 107. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 107. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/17.25), 109. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 110. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 111. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 112. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 113. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/7.38), 114. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 115. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 116. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 117. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 118. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 119. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 120. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 121. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0.00), 121. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 121. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 121. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0.00), 121. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0.00), 121. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 121. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00)

 

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