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Jordan Szoke defends title in Canada and takes the lead in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Double top-five lock-out for the BMW S 1000 RR in the International Road Racing Championship.
Wed Aug 24 10:00:00 CEST 2016 Press Release
For the second time in a row, BMW racer Jordan Szoke has a perfect season in the Canadian Superbike Championship by winning all seven races – BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers dominate the Finnish IRRC round at Imatra.
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Munich (DE), 24th August 2016. Jordan Szoke (CA) is the second BMW S 1000 RR racer to be crowned champion in the 2016 season. At Bowmanville (CA), he completed his clean weep of seven wins in seven races and successfully defended his title in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). The International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) was in action in Imatra (FI) and the weekend saw another dominant outing by the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers led by Vincent Lonbois (BE) and Sébastien Le Grelle (BE). The BMW S 1000 RR riders also took the bike on track in South America, with the fifth round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) at São Paulo (BR).
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
After just one week, the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has a new leader again. Jordan Szoke (CA) ended his season in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) with another double win at Bowmanville (CA) and took the top position in the standings with 410.00 Race Trophy points. New in second place is Vincent Lonbois (BE) with 362.45 points after claiming a win and a second place at the Finnish round of the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) in Imatra. The previous leader, road racer Michael Dunlop (GB / BMW RRC), is now third with 332.30 points (see full standings below).
International Road Racing Championship in Imatra, Finland.
The BMW S 1000 RR remains the bike to beat in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). At the penultimate round of the season in Imatra (FI), the BMW racers celebrated a stunning double top-five lock-out for the RR. In race one, Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) of team Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux claimed his first win of the season. His team-mate Vincent Lonbois (BE) was second and Didier Grams (DE / G&G Motorsport) completed the podium in third. Fourth and fifth places went to BMW riders Erno Kostamo (FI) and Pauli Pekkanen (FI), who took part as guest starters. In race two Lonbois took the win, which was his seventh of the season. Le Grelle finished second on the podium, followed by Kostamo in third. Pekkanen was fourth and Grams completed the top five in fifth.
The championship will be decided between Herpigny Motors team-mates Lonbois and Le Grelle at the season finale at the end of September in Frohburg (DE). Lonbois leads the standings with an advantage of 29 points over Le Grelle. Grams is already confirmed to finish the season in third overall.
Canadian Superbike Championship in Bowmanville, Canada.
It was another perfect season for Jordan Szoke (CA) in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). As he did in 2015, he again took seven wins in seven races on his BMW S 1000 RR. The Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team rider completed his clean sweep at last weekend’s season finale held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville (CA). Szoke remained unbeatable in the final two races of the year and was crowned champion for the second time in a row and the 11th time overall.
Ben Young (GB / Ben Young Racing) joined him on the podium in race two by finishing third on his BMW S 1000 RR. In the championship standings, Young ended the season in third overall and he secured the “Rookie of the Year” Award.
In total, nine BMW S 1000 RR riders took to the track at the season finale. Apart from Szoke and Young, three more of them claimed top ten finishes. Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distribution Racing Team) was fifth and sixth respectively. Matt McBride (CA) finished fifth in race two, while Samuel Trépanier (CA) claimed ninth in race one.
SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
The fifth round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) was held at São Paulo (BR) last weekend – in difficult conditions with rain and a wet track. The highest placed BMW S 1000 RR racer was Sebastiano Zerbo (IT) of team BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing in fifth. Danilo Lewis (BR / TecFil Racing Team) crossed the line in seventh. Zerbo’s team-mate Diego Petrel (BR) was tenth. In the championship standings, Lewis remained in the lead but now with an advantage of ten points over his closest rival.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 24th August 2016
Series / Class
Jordan Szoke (CA)
Vincent Lonbois (BE)
Michael Dunlop (GB)
Ian Hutchinson (GB)
Michal Prášek (CZ)
Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)
Didier Grams (DE)
Taylor Mackenzie (GB)
Kenny Foray (FR)
Benjamin Colliaux (FR)
Lukáš Pešek (CZ)
Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)
Ben Young (GB)
Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)
Maximilian Scheib (CL)
16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/194.15), 17. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/191.56), 18. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/189.04), 19. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 20. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/173.12), 20. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/173.12), 20. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/173.12), 23. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/169.69), 24. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/167.27), 25. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 26. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158.73), 27. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 28. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151.00), 29. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/147.14), 30. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/137.80), 31. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 32. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/131.40), 33. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128.40), 34. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/121.00), 35. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/120.31), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/118.60), 37. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110.00), 38. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 39. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/105.41), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104.00), 41. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 43. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96.00), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/93.23), 46. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84.00), 48. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83.60), 49. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80.00), 50. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/76.46), 51. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74.93), 52. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74.20), 53. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/73.00), 54. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72.80), 55. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 56. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/70.86), 57. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 58. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69.25), 59. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 60. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/66.31), 61. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 62. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 62. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 64. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53.82), 65. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/52.31), 66. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51.90), 66. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51.90), 68. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/50.18), 69. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/50.00), 70. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 71. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49.33), 72. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 73. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/43.64), 74. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 75. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/39.09), 76. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/37.69), 77. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 78. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 79. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 80. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32.00), 81. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31.60), 82. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 83. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/31.14), 84. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30.00), 85. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 86. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 87. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/29.14), 88. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 89. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 90. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 91. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27.09), 92. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27.08), 93. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24.77), 94. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 94. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 96. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 97. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/21.82), 98. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/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. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 104. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 105. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 106. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/14.29), 107. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 108. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 109. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/11.14), 110. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 111. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/3.29), 112. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7.50), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 115. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 116. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 117. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 118. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3.69), 119. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/3.43), 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)