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Michael Dunlop dominates the Southern 100 on his BMW S 1000 RR – BMW racer Michal Prášek is crowned champion in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship.
Wed Jul 20 10:16:00 CEST 2016 Press Release
Four races and four stunning wins for Michael Dunlop at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man – Michal Prášek celebrates an early title win in the Superstock class of the AARR – Wins and podiums on three continents result in major changes at the top of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy with Prášek, Jordan Szoke and Dunlop being the new top-three.
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Munich (DE), 20th July 2016. Eight wins and a total of 15 podium finishes in 11 races on three continents: this is the latest summary of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers. Michael Dunlop (GB) dominated the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man with his Hawk Racing BMW S 1000 RR. In the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK), Michal Prášek (CZ / Rohac and Fejta motoracing team) secured the title with races to spare after finishing twice on the podium in Most (CZ). His fellow BMW racers Lukáš Pešek (CZ) and Marcin Walkowiak (PL) also celebrated wins and podiums at the Most AARR round. In the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), Jordan Szoke (CA) claimed another double win and Ben Young (CA) also stepped onto the podium after both races in Shubenacadie (CA). In the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK), Danilo Lewis (BR) established his championship lead by finishing second in São Paulo (BR). These results led to major changes at the top of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The battle for the top positions of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is in full swing. Michal Prášek (CZ / AARR STK) defended the lead by claiming two podium finishes at the penultimate round of the season in Most (CZ). He now has 325.60 Race Trophy points to his name. His closest rival is now Jordan Szoke (CA / CSBK), who climbed from eighth to second with 291.25 points after celebrating another double win last weekend. New in third is Michael Dunlop (GB) with 239.35 points. With his four wins at the Southern 100, which counts for the Race Trophy through the BMW Combined Road Race Challenge (BMW RRC), he improved from 16th in the standings. Lukáš Pešek (CZ) is new in fourth with 233.60 points courtesy of a win and a podium in the Superbike class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR SBK) (see full standings below).
Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.
It was a dominant performance: Hawk Racing rider Michael Dunlop (GB) proved to be unbeatable with his BMW S 1000 RR at the Southern 100 on the Isle of Man. The 27-year old participated in four of the event’s races – and won all four of them by a wide margin.
In the “Corlett’s Trophies” race, Dunlop was 12 seconds faster then the rest of the field. In the “Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race”, his advantage was no less than 25 seconds. In the prestigious “Manx Gas Solo Championship” – the most important race of the week – he won with a margin of seven seconds. The Hawk Racing rider completed his triumph with his fourth win of the event in the “Island Aggregates Senior Race”, with an advantage of 15 seconds.
Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Most, Czech Republic.
The fourth and penultimate round of the 2016 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) was held at Most (CZ) last weekend. At his home round, BMW racer Michal Prášek (CZ) secured an early title win in the Superstock class (AARR STK). The Rohac and Fejta motoracing team rider finished the two races in second and third on the podium. In the eight races held so far this season, Prášek has claimed five wins and three more podiums – and was crowned champion before the final round is held at the end of September at the Slovakia Ring (SK). It was Prášek’s second consecutive title win on the BMW S 1000 RR.
The old and new champion, however, was not the highest placed BMW rider in the Superstock races at Most. Marcin Walkowiak (PL / Team LRP Poland) won the first encounter and finished the second heat in second place. Marek Hartl (CZ / Dafitmotoracing) completed the successful outing for the RR racers, coming home in fourth and fifth.
There was also reason to celebrate in the highest category of the series, in the Superbike class (AARR SBK). Lukáš Pešek (CZ / BMW Motorrad CSEU) secured a dominant win in race two, crossing the line more than seven seconds in front of his closest rival. Pešek had also stepped onto the podium in race one by claiming second place. His team-mates Miloš Cihak (CZ) and Martin Choy (BG) also raced into the top five on both occasions. Cihak ended both races in fourth, Choy took fifth in both encounters.
Canadian Superbike Championship in Shubenacadie, Canada .
The winning streak continues: Jordan Szoke (CA / Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team) keeps dominating the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). Races number four and five of the 2016 season were held at “Atlantic Motorsport Park” near Shubenacadie (CA) last weekend. Szoke celebrated another double win and extended his lead in the championship. It is now 12 races in a row that Szoke has won with his BMW S 1000 RR.
He was joined on the podium by fellow BMW rider Ben Young (CA / Ben Young Racing), who finished both races in third position. Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distributing Racing Team) crossed the line in fourth and fifth.
SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil .
The fourth race of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) was held in São Paulo (BR) last weekend. After having won the first three encounters of the season on his TecFil Racing BMW S 1000 RR, championship leader Danilo Lewis (BR) was narrowly beaten this time. He finished the race in second on the podium, only 0.043 seconds behind the winner. Diego Petrel (BR / BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing) scored a top-five finish, coming home in fifth.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 20th July 2016
Series / Class
Michal Prášek (CZ)
Jordan Szoke (CA)
Michael Dunlop (GB)
Lukáš Pešek (CZ)
Maximilian Scheib (CL)
Ian Hutchinson (GB)
Danilo Lewis (BR)
Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)
Raffaele De Rosa (IT)
Taylor MacKenzie (GB)
Kenny Foray (FR)
Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)
Bastien Mackels (BE)
Dominik Vincon (DE)
Benjamin Colliaux (FR)
16. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/169.00), 17. Vincent Lonbois (BE/IRRC/161.36), 18. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 19. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 20. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/147.69), 21. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/133.03), 22. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 23. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/132.75), 24. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/122.55), 25. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/118.46), 26. Sébastien Le Grelle (BE/IRRC/117.09), 27. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/116.57), 28. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/115.36), 29. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/110.77), 30. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/109.00), 31. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 32. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/99.69), 33. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 34. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/99.00), 35. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 36. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 37. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 38. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/93.40), 39. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/92.00), 40. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 41. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/87.85), 42. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/87.80), 43. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/84.30), 44. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/77.54), 46. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 47. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 48. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 49. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 50. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 51. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/68.96), 52. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 53. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 53. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 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. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 68. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 69. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/34.73), 70. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 71. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 72. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/32.73), 73. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/32.00), 73. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 75. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 76. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 77. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 78. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 79. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/29.09), 80. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/28.77), 81. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 82. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 83. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 84. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/24.80), 85. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 86. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/24.31), 87. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/23.54), 88. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 89. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 89. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 91. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/22.91), 92. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 92. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/19.00), 94. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/18.91), 95. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 96. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 97. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/16.80), 98. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/16.00), 99. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 100. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 101. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 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)