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Success on two continents: Wins for the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the British Superbike Championship, the International Road Racing Championship and the Malaysia Superbike Championship.
Wed Jul 27 11:35:44 CEST 2016 Press Release
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport riders were victorious in every series they contested last weekend: Michael Laverty and Taylor MacKenzie won in the BSB, Vincent Lonbois continued his winning streak in the IRRC and Colin Butler rode his RR to victory in Malaysia – The success is completed by further podium finishes.
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Munich (DE), 27th July 2016. In the British Superbike Championship (BSB) in Thruxton (GB), in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) in Chimay (BE) and in the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) in Sepang (MY): last weekend, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers were victorious in every series they contested. In total, they claimed five wins and a further seven podium finishes.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
Courtesy of another double win in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), Vincent Lonbois (BE) returned back to the top three of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. The Belgian RR rider improved from 17th to third now with 239.55 Race Trophy points. The rankings are still led by Michal Prášek (CZ / AARR STK) with 325.60 points, second place is held by Jordan Szoke (CA / CSBK) with 291.25 points (see full standings below).
British Superbike Championship in Thruxton, Great Britain.
For the sixth round of the 2016 British Superbike Championship (BSB), the BMW teams and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport travelled to Thruxton in the South of Great Britain. It turned out to be another successful trip, with wins in the Superbike and Superstock classes.
Tyco BMW rider Michael Laverty (GB) enjoyed a great weekend in the Superbike class (BSB SBK). In race one he stepped onto the podium, finishing second. He even bettered this in race two, when he celebrated his second win of the season on his BMW S 1000 RR. In the championship rankings Laverty improved to fourth. Four other BMW riders claimed top ten results. In race one Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad), Jakub Smrz (CZ / Smiths Racing BMW) and Martin Jessopp (GB / Riders Motorcycles BMW) crossed the line in eighth, ninth and tenth. In the second heat Lee Jackson (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was tenth.
In the Superstock class race (BSB STK) the BMW riders were once more in a class of their own. No less than eight BMW S 1000 RRs crossed the line in the top ten. The BMW array was led by Buildbase BMW rider Taylor MacKenzie (GB), who celebrated his fourth win of the season. He was joined on the podium by Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW) in third. Positions four to nine also went to BMW riders: Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) was fourth, followed by Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT), Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport), Alex Olsen (GB / Power Projects Racing), David Johnson (AU / Fleetwood Grab Services) and Chrissy Rouse (GB / CECS / Mission Racing). In the overall standings of the BSB STK, MacKenzie is in the lead ahead of Hutchinson.
International Road Racing Championship in Chimay, Belgium.
Six races and six victories: BMW rider Vincent Lonbois (BE) is the man to beat in the 2016 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). Last weekend, the third round of the season was held in Chimay in Belgium. At his home round, Lonbois celebrated another double win on his Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux team’s BMW S 1000 RR and extended his championship lead.
His team-mate Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) was second once more in both races. Didier Grams (DE / G&G Motorsport) also secured a podium finish, claiming third in race one. The successful outing for the RR riders was completed by Patrick Quintens (BE), who was fifth on both occasions, Petr Bičiště (CZ / Kimura Racing Team), who claimed two eighth places, and Christian Wiesinger (AT / PSV-Wels Motorsport), who finished ninth in race one.
Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang, Malaysia .
After a long break, the 2016 season in the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) resumed last weekend with the second round at the Sepang International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur (MY). On this occasion the BMW riders celebrated one win and two further podium finishes.
In the Superbike class (MSC SBK) Colin Butler (CA / AP Racing) took his first victory of the season. Butler won race two after he had already finished second on the podium in race one. Another podium finish for the BMW S 1000 RR followed in the second race of the Superstock class (MSC STK) when Linggam Rammoo (MY) was third. Two more BMW riders secured top ten finishes in the MSC STK: Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY / BMW Malaysia) was tenth and sixth respectively and Dominic Chang (SG / SportsRider Racing Team) finished ninth in race one.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 27th July 2016
Series / Class
Michal Prášek (CZ)
Jordan Szoke (CA)
Vincent Lonbois (BE)
Michael Dunlop (GB)
Lukáš Pešek (CZ)
Taylor MacKenzie (GB)
Maximilian Scheib (CL)
Ian Hutchinson (GB)
Danilo Lewis (BR)
Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)
Raffaele De Rosa (IT)
Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)
Kenny Foray (FR)
Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)
Bastien Mackels (BE)
Dominik Vincon (DE)
17. Benjamin Colliaux (FR/FR EU/172.69), 18. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/169.00), 19. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 20. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 21. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/148.55), 22. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/147.69), 23. Didier Grams (DE/IRRC/137.73), 24. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/134.09), 25. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/133.03), 26. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 27. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/132.75), 28. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/126.80), 29. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/118.46), 30. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/116.57), 31. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/110.77), 32. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 33. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 34. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/105.20), 35. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/102.80), 36. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/99.69), 37. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 38. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 39. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 40. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 41. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/92.00), 42. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 43. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/87.85), 44. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/84.30), 45. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 46. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/77.54), 47. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 48. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 49. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 50. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 51. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 52. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 53. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/68.96), 54. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/66.91), 55. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 56. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 56. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 58. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/53.20), 59. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 59. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 61. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 62. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 63. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 64. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/47.20), 65. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/45.09), 66. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/42.62), 67. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/42.57), 68. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/42.55), 69. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 70. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/36.18), 71. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/35.82), 72. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 73. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 74. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 75. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 76. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 77. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 78. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 79. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 80. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/30.55), 81. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 82. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 83. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/28.77), 84. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 85. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 86. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 87. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/25.40), 88. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/24.80), 89. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 90. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/24.31), 91. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/23.54), 92. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/23.43), 93. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 93. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 95. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/20.36), 96. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 96. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/19.00), 98. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 99. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 100. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/17.09), 101. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/16.90), 102. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 103. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 104. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/15.43), 105. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/13.14), 106. Ales Nechvatal (CZ/IRRC/13.09), 107. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 108. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 109. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 110. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 111. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 112. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 113. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 114. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 115. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 116. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/4.57), 117. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 118. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 119. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/1.60), 120. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1.14), 121. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/0.00), 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), 121. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/0.00)