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Superbike IDM championship leader Mathieu Gines celebrates another win for the BMW S 1000 RR at the Nürburgring.
Wed May 11 11:33:41 CEST 2016 Press Release
Mathieu Gines continues to be the fastest man in the Superbike IDM on his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW S 1000 RR – Team-mate Jan Bühn celebrates first podium in the IDM Superstock class – Number of participants in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy increases to 108.
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Munich (DE), 11th May 2016. The winning streak of the BMW S 1000 RR continues: last weekend, Mathieu Gines (FR) was again victorious in the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) and is now the sole leader in the championship classification. His Van Zon-Remeha-BMW team-mate Jan Bühn (DE) celebrated his first podium finish in the Superstock class of the series. The number of participants in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy continues to increase and has already now exceeded last year’s number.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The interest in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is unbroken: so far, 108 BMW racers from 21 different nations have registered. Thus, last year’s number of participants of 104 has already now been exceeded. The BMW riders compete for 56 teams in 23 different championship classes. Registration for this year’s BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is open until 30th June 2016.
The top three of the Race Trophy standings remain unchanged this week. The classification is led by Raffaele De Rosa (IT / STK1000) with 125.25 Race Trophy points. Benjamin Colliaux (FR / FR EU) is second with 101.54 Race Trophy points. Third place is shared by EWC riders Dominik Vincon (DE) and Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT) with 100.95 points each (see full standings below).
Superbike IDM / International German Championship at the Nürburgring, Germany.
Just one week after the 2016 curtain raiser at the Lausitzring (DE), the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) held its second round of the season at the Nürburgring (DE) last weekend. The fastest man on track was again Mathieu Gines (FR) on his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW S 1000 RR.
After dominating the practice sessions, Gines claimed pole-position with an advantage of 0.8 seconds. On Sunday, he took the win in race two, celebrating his second victory of the season. In race one, he had to settle for 13th overall and sixth in the Superbike class (IDM SBK), after the race stewards had spotted a jump-start and handed him a ride-through penalty. As a result, Gines had dropped down to 29th, before he started a catch-up. In both races, the Frenchman also set the fastest race lap. In the championship classification, he is now the sole leader with 80 points from four races. In the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Gines climbed from 21st to fifth position.
There was also reason for joy for his team-mate Jan Bühn (DE), who secured his first podium finish in the Superstock class (IDM STK). Bühn was fifth overall and third in his class in race one. In race two he finished seventh overall and fourth in the class. Marco Nekvasil (AT), also a part of the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW quartet, crossed the line in sixth and ninth respectively. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL) also rode into the top ten on his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW RR, finishing the second race in tenth. In race one, Bijsterbosch retired after a crash. A top ten finish was also claimed by Bastien Mackels (BE / Wilbers-BMW-Racing), who was tenth in race one.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 11th May 2016
Series / Class
Raffaele De Rosa (IT)
Benjamin Colliaux (FR)
Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)
Dominik Vincon (DE)
Mathieu Gines (FR)
Lance Isaacs (ZA)
Jordi Torres (ES)
Daryn Upton (ZA)
Vincent Lonbois (BE)
Taylor MacKenzie (GB)
Marco Nekvasil (AT)
Michel Amalric (FR)
Kenny Foray (FR)
Jan Bühn (DE)
Christian Iddon (GB)
16. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR/FR EU/60.92), 17. Sébastien Le Grelle (BE/IRRC/53.45), 18. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/53.40), 19. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/52.96), 20. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/52.00), 20. Ian Hutchinson (GB/BSB STK/52.00), 22. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/50.80), 23. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/50.55), 24. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/50.00), 25. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/45.50), 26. Nicolas Grobler (ZA/RSA SBK/44.00), 27. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/43.27), 28. Maximilian Scheib (CI/CEV/43.00), 29. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/42.46), 30. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/39.80), 31. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/39.38), 32. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/38.80), 33. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/38.77), 34. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/36.31), 35. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/36.00), 36. Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI/SWC/35.36), 37. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/32.89), 38. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/32.86), 39. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 40. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 41. Steve Rapp (US/AMA STK/28.80), 42. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/27.00), 43. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 43. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 43. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/26.26), 46. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/23.60), 47. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/20.92), 48. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 49. Petr Biciste (CZ/IRRC/18.91), 50. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 50. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 52. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/17.25), 53. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/16.40), 54. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/15.75), 55. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/14.57), 56. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/13.62), 57. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/13.54), 58. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 50. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 60. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/12.92), 61. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 62. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/11.27), 63. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/10.67), 64. Lukáš Pešek (CZ/EWC SBK/10.29), 65. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/9.20), 66. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/7.71), 67. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 68. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 69. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/5.75), 69. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 71. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/5.60), 72. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 73. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/4.60), 74. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/3.20), 75. Sam West (GB/BSB STK/2.91), 76. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/2.29), 77. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/1.23), 78. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 79. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Jacques Brits (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00), 79. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/0.00), 79. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/0.00), 79. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0.00), 79. Michael Dunlop (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/0.00), 79. Davo Johnson (AU/BSB STK/0.00), 79. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/0.00), 79. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/0.00), 79. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/0.00), 79. Michal Prášek (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00), 79. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/0.00), 79. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0.00), 79. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/0.00), 79. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/0.00), 79. Paul Shoesmith (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 79. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Jordan Szoke (CA/CSBK/0.00), 79. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/0.00), 79. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSASBK/0.00), 79. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/0.00)