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BMW duo extends its lead in the Sidecar World Championship – BMW S 1000 RR dominates in the BSB Superstock class and in the IRRC.

Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen finish an exciting SWC race in Assen in second place on the podium – Taylor Mackenzie and Ian Hutchinson claim a one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR at the British Superbike Championship round in Brands Hatch, while the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers in the International Road Racing Championship secure a double top-five lock-out in Hořice.

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Munich (DE), 10th August 2016. Three different racing events and three big successes for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers: this is the summary of the past weekend. In the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC), Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen extended their overall lead by finishing second in Assen (NL). In the British Superbike Championship (BSB) Superstock race in Brands Hatch (GB), Taylor Mackenzie (GB) and Ian Hutchinson (GB) claimed a one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR, cementing their top positions in the championship. The BMW riders in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) were in action in Hořice (CZ) and celebrated a double top-five lock-out for the BMW S 1000 RR. These results also led to several changes in the top positions of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

 

 

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

 

Michal Prášek (CZ / AARR STK) continues to lead the standings in the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy with 325.60 Race Trophy points, but behind him there have been several changes. New in second place is Vincent Lonbois (BE / IRRC) with 291.55 points. He is followed by Jordan Szoke (CA / CSBK) in third with 291.25 points. After his fifth win of the season in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK), Taylor Mackenzie (GB) improved to fourth place with 263.64 points. Sébastien Le Grelle (BE / IRRC) climbed to fifth place with 249.36 points (see full standings below).

 

 

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Assen, The Netherlands.

 

At the Gamma Racing Day in Assen (NL), the FIM Sidecar Word Championship (SWC) held its fourth round of the season. The huge crowd witnessed a nail-biting battle for the victory in the sidecar race, with Finnish BMW duo Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) finishing second, only 0.054 seconds behind the winners. With this result, Päivärinta/Kainulainen extended their overall lead in the world championship. They now have 121 points to their name and an advantage of 26 points over their closest rival. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE / Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) were classified sixth in their BMW powered sidecar.

 

 

British Superbike Championship in Brands Hatch, Great Britain.

 

The British Superbike Championship (BSB) teams and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport were in action at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit (GB) last weekend to contest the seventh round of the 2016 season. In the Superbike class (BSB SBK), three BMW S 1000 RR racers claimed top-ten finishes. Lee Jackson (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) finished the two encounters in fifth and sixth respectively. His teammate Richard Cooper (GB) was eighth and fifth. Tyco BMW rider Christian Iddon (GB) crossed the line in ninth and tenth.

 

The race for the Superstock class (BSB STK) saw a one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR and a total of seven BMW riders in the top ten. Championship leader Taylor Mackenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) celebrated his fifth win of the season. Second placed Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson (GB) joined him on the podium. In the overall standings, leader Mackenzie and runner-up Hutchinson extended their advantage over their closest rivals. Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT) crossed the line in fourth and Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW) was fifth. Fellow BMW riders Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport), Chrissy Rouse (GB / CECS Mission Racing) and Leon Jeacock (GB/ Geo E Davies Racing) followed in seventh, eighth and tenth.

 

 

International Road Racing Championship in Hořice, Czech Republic.

 

The BMW S 1000 RR dominated the fourth round of the 2016 International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) in Hořice (CZ). The BMW riders celebrated no less than a double top-five lock-out. The first race was won by guest starter Marek Červený (CZ) followed by Didier Grams (DE / G&G Motorsport) in second place and Sébastien Le Grelle (BE / Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux) in third. Le Grelle’s teammate Vincent Lonbois (BE) was fourth and Kamil Holan (PL / BMW Motorrad Czech Republic) crossed the line in fifth.

 

In race two, it was Grams’ turn to be on the top step of the podium. The German rider won with an advantage of six seconds over second placed Červený. Le Grelle, Lonbois and Holan again followed in third, fourth and fifth. In the IRRC championship standings, Lonbois leads, Le Grelle is second and Grams is third.

 

 

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

 

Status: 10th August 2016

 

Pos.

Name (Nat.)

Series / Class

Points

1

Michal Prášek (CZ)

AARR STK

325.60

2

Vincent Lonbois (BE)

IRRC

291.55

3

Jordan Szoke (CA)

CSBK

291.25

4

Taylor Mackenzie (GB)

BSB STK

263.64

5

Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)

IRRC

249.36

6

Michael Dunlop (GB)

BMW RRC

239.35

7

Lukáš Pešek (CZ)

AARR SBK

233.60

8

Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)

SWC

228.07

9

Didier Grams (DE)

IRRC

220.91

10

Ian Hutchinson (GB)

BSB STK

208.18

11

Maximilian Scheib (CL)

CEV

198.80

12

Danilo Lewis (BR)

BRSBK

197.50

13

Raffaele De Rosa (IT)

STK1000

189.04

14

Kenny Foray (FR)

FSBK SBK

180.96

15

Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT)

EWC STK

173.12

15

Bastien Mackels (BE)

EWC STK

173.12

15

Dominik Vincon (DE)

EWC STK

173.12

 

18. Benjamin Colliaux (FR/FR EU/172.69), 19. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/169.00), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/167.27), 21. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 22. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158.73), 23. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 24. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 25. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/150.15), 26. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/147.69), 27. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/147.14), 28. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 29. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/132.75), 30. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/131.40), 31. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128.40), 32. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/121.00), 33. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/118.60), 34. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/115.85), 35. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/110.77), 36. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 37. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 38. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/105.41), 39. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/99.69), 40. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 41. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 42. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 43. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 44. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 45. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/84.00), 46. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83.60), 47. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 48. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/77.54), 49. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 50. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 51. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/73.00), 52. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 53. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 54. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/70.86), 55. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 56. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 57. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/68.96), 58. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/65.45), 59. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 60. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/57.08), 61. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 61. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 63. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53.82), 64. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 64. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 66. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/50.18), 67. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 68. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 69. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/49.38), 70. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 71. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/43.64), 72. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 73. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/39.09), 74. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 75. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 76. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/34.20), 77. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 78. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 79. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 80. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 81. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 82. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/30.62), 83. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30.00), 84. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 85. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 86. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 87. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 88. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 89. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27.09), 90. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 91. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/24.80), 92. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 93. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/24.31), 94. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 94. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 96. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/21.82), 97. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 97. Howie Mainwaring Smart (GB/BSB SBK/19.00), 99. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 100. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/18.40), 101. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 102. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 103. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 104. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 105. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/14.29), 106. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 107. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 108. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/11.14), 109. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 110. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 111. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 112. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 113. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 114. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 115. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 116. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 117. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 118. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/3.43), 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)

 

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