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Two great title wins for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers – Top-3-lockout for the BMW S 1000 RR in the Superstock class of the BSB.

Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen are crowned 2016 Sidecar World Champions, Taylor Mackenzie celebrates the Superstock title in the British Superbike Championship – Busy weekend for the BMW riders in several international and national championships.

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Munich (DE), 21st September 2016. The BMW racers and the experts of BMW Motorrad Motorsport can look back at a brilliant weekend – with two title wins and successful outings in several championships. In the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC), Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) celebrated an historic title win, Kainulainen being the first ever female world champion in road racing. Another BMW Motorrad Motorsport racer was also crowned champion at the weekend: Taylor Mackenzie (GB) won the title in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) – in a race that saw a top-3-lockout for the BMW S 1000 RR. There were podium finishes also for Christian Iddon (GB) in the Superbike class of the BSB (BSB SBK) as well as for Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL) and Lucy Glöckner (DE) in the Superstock class of the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM STK). It was a very busy weekend for the BMW riders and the specialists from Munich, with races in three different world championships and further international and national series. The successful result also led to changes in the top positions of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: Mackenzie improved to third places, Päivärinta/Kainulainen climbed to fifth position (see full standings below).

 

 

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Donington, Great Britain.

 

The ninth and final race of the 2016 FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) was held in Donington (GB) at the weekend – and it ended with the historic world championship title for Finnish BMW racers Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen. In the last encounter of the year, they finished second on the podium with their 44-Racing sidecar powered by a BMW S 1000 RR engine. They claimed the world championship title with an advantage of 18 points over their closest rival. German duo Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) finished the Donington race in sixth position.

 

 

British Superbike Championship in Donington, Great Britain.

 

The second title win of the weekend came in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK), also in Donington (GB). Claiming his sixth win of the season, Buildbase BMW Motorrad rider Taylor Mackenzie (GB) was crowned champion with one more race to go. He showed an impressive comeback from eighth on the grid to finish on the top step of the podium again. The race was once more dominated by the BMW S 1000 RR riders, with a top-3 lockout and a total of nine RRs within the top 10. Winner and champion Mackenzie was joined on the podium by Michael Rutter (GB / Bathams SMT) in second and Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) in third. Places five to ten went to Alex Olsen (GB / Power Projects Racing), Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport), Chrissy Rouse (GB / CECS / Mission Racing), Ashley Beech (GB / Jones-Dorling Racing), Leon Jeacock (GB / Geo E Davies Racing) and Barry Teasdale (GB / Green Chem / Bob Henderson Racing).

 

There was also a podium finish in the Superbike class (BSB SBK). Christian Iddon (GB) finished third on the rostrum with his Tyco BMW S 1000 RR in race two. In the first race, Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was the highest placed BMW rider, finishing sixth.

 

 

FIM Endurance World Championship in Le Castellet, France.

 

The 2016/17 season in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) kicked off with the legendary 24-hour race “Bol d’Or” at Le Castellet (FR) last weekend. Team Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors claimed a strong tenth place overall and took fourth position in the Superstock class. Christof Höfer (DE), Christopher Kemmer (AT) and Florian Galotte (FR) shared duties on the #48 BMW S 1000 RR. The Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU team with riders Julian Mayer (AT), Roland Resch (AT) and Marin Ivanov (HR) also finished the race: the #52 crossed the line in 29th position. After finishing third on the podium at the “Oschersleben 8 Hours” only three weeks ago, the Penz13. - BMW Motorrad Team experienced bad luck at Le Castellet. The team with riders Kenny Foray (FR), Matthieu Lussiana (FR) and Alex Cudlin (AU) had to retire early in the race due to a technical issue.

 

 

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Lausitzring, Germany.

 

After the long summer break of over two months, the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) resumed at the Lausitzring (DE) last weekend. In Saturday’s race, Althea BMW Racing rider Jordi Torres (ES) missed out the podium by less than a second. He claimed fourth place for the third time this season. Milwaukee BMW rider Joshua Brookes (AU) was 14th. Markus Reiterberger (DE / Althea BMW Racing Team) and Karel Abraham (CZ / Milwaukee BMW) retired due to technical issues. Sunday’s race was held in extremely tricky wet conditions. Numerous riders crashed on the slippery surface including Torres and Reiterberger. Brookes mastered the conditions and crossed the line in seventh, securing his best ever result in WorldSBK to date. Abraham scored one point by finishing 15th.

 

 

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at the Lausitzring, Germany.

 

The FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) also was back in action last weekend after a long break. The sixth race of the season at Lausitzring (DE) was held in rainy and tricky conditions. Luca Vitali (IT / Team 2R Racing) was the highest placed BMW rider, finishing eighth. Raffaele De Rosa (IT / Althea BMW Racing Team) crossed the line in tenth.

 

 

Superbike IDM / International German Championship at the Lausitzring, Germany.

 

The BMW racers in the Superbike IDM / International German Championship (IDM) also were in action at the Lausitzring (DE) last weekend. They claimed to podium finishes in the Superstock class (IDM STK). In race one, Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL / Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) was third of the class (sixth overall), followed by his team-mate Jan Bühn (DE) in fourth (seventh overall). Lucy Glöckner (DE / MCA) finished seventh of the class (tenth overall). In race two, it was Glöckner’s turn to step onto the podium in third place (fifth overall). Bijsterbosch and Bühn crossed the line in fourth and fifth of the class (sixth and seventh overall).

 

 

Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang, Malaysia .

 

The third round of the 2016 Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) was held at Sepang (MY) at the weekend. In the Superbike class (MSC SBK), Colin Butler (CA / AP Racing) finished the races in tenth and fifth position. In the Superstock class (MSC STK), the best BMW result was achieved by Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY / BMW Malaysia), finishing fifth in race two.

 

 

2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

 

Status: 21st September 2016

 

Pos.

Name (Nat.)

Series / Class

Points

1

Jordan Szoke (CA)

CSBK

410.00

2

Vincent Lonbois (BE)

IRRC

362.45

3

Taylor Mackenzie (GB)

BSB STK

343.27

4

Michael Dunlop (GB)

BMW RRC

332.30

5

Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)

SWC

331.70

6

Ian Hutchinson (GB)

BMW RRC

327.50

7

Michal Prášek (CZ)

AARR STK

325.60

8

Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)

IRRC

325.27

9

Benjamin Colliaux (FR)

FR EU

280.41

10

Kenny Foray (FR)

FSBK SBK

275.19

11

Didier Grams (DE)

IRRC

272.91

12

Maximilian Scheib (CL)

CEV

268.80

13

Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)

FR EU

252.92

14

Lukáš Pešek (CZ)

AARR SBK

233.60

15

Jan Bühn (DE)

IDM STK

228.31

 

16. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/225.36), 17. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/212.18), 18. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 19. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/211.11), 20. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/210.00), 21. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/209.07), 22. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/189.04), 23. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/185.00), 24. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 24. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 24. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 27. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/175.43), 28. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/172.40), 28. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/172.40), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 31. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/165.40), 32. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/164.40), 33. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/163.08), 34. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158.80), 35. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/155.40), 36. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/155.11), 37. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/143.20), 38. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132.80), 39. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 40. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/113.60), 41. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108.80), 42. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/107.69), 43. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/105.18), 44. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/104.40), 45. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104.00), 46. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/99.60), 47. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/99.54), 48. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 49. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98.80), 50. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 51. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/89.00), 52. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 53. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 54. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/87.45), 55. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/85.00), 56. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/85.69), 57. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84.00), 58. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/83.20), 59. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/83.00), 60. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/77.85), 61. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/75.45), 62. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/73.60), 63. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 64. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 65. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69.38), 66. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 67. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/67.35), 68. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 69. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/55.70), 70. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 71. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/53.20), 72. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/52.53), 73. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49.67), 74. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/49.27), 75. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/48.80), 76. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/48.46), 77. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 77. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 79. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/45.23), 80. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/42.18), 81. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/39.08), 82. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/37.59), 83. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35.80), 84. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35.20), 85. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/34.18), 86. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/33.71), 87. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33.67), 88. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/31.50), 89. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31.20), 90. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 91. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 92. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/29.60), 93. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28.75), 94. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 95. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27.60), 96. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23.00), 96. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23.00), 98. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 99. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/20.86), 100. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/20.00), 101. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 102. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 103. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/17.71), 104. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 105. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/15.00), 106. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 107. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 108. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/13.25), 109. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 110. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12.20), 111. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/11.86), 112. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/5.57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 115. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 116. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/4.92), 116. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4.92), 118. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4.80), 119. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4.60), 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)

 

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