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Season finale for the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the Superbike World Championship and in South Africa.
Wed Nov 02 10:31:00 CET 2016 Press Release
At the final round of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship under the floodlights of Qatar, Jordi Torres secures sixth overall as best rider in a privateer team – Top-six results for Lance Isaacs and David McFadden in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy.
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Munich (DE), 2nd November 2016. In two championships that count towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy the 2016 season drew to a close last weekend: the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) held its last two races of the year under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. In South Africa, the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) were on track for the last time this season at the Red Star Raceway. With their results, the participants in the Race Trophy scored more points towards the 2016 standings (see full standings below).
MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Doha, Qatar.
A schedule of 13 rounds led the BMW S 1000 RR racers and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport all round the world in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) over the past eight months. Now the 2016 season has ended in the Qatar desert: last weekend, the final round was held under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit near Doha. Jordi Torres (ES) from the Althea BMW Racing Team claimed the best results of the BMW racers. He finished the two races on Saturday and Sunday evening in eighth and sixth. In the overall world championship standings Torres secured sixth place, ending the season as best rider in a privateer team behind five factory riders.
Raffaele De Rosa (IT), who was crowned champion in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) this season, was given the opportunity by Althea BMW Racing Team to compete in Qatar with a wildcard. The Italian crossed the line in 12th and ninth. Markus Reiterberger (DE / Althea BMW Racing Team) had to retire in race one due to a technical problem and finished the second encounter in 15th place. The Australian rider from team Milwaukee BMW, Joshua Brookes, was 15th in race one but crashed in race two. His team-mate Karel Abraham (CZ) retired in both races.
South African SuperGP Champions Trophy at the Red Star Raceway, South Africa.
Also in the South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK), the final two races of the year were held last weekend. The Red Star Raceway near Delmas (ZA) was the venue for the season finale. In race one, Ricky Lee Weare (ZA) was the highest placed BMW S 1000 RR rider, crossing the line in tenth. In the second encounter two BMW racers claimed top-six finishes. Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing), who had to sit out race one after a crash in the morning’s warm-up, had a great comeback and finished fourth. David McFadden (ZA) was sixth on his RR.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 2nd November 2016
Series / Class
Jordan Szoke (CA)
Vincent Lonbois (BE)
Michal Prášek (CZ)
Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)
Taylor Mackenzie (GB)
Kenny Foray (FR)
Maximilian Scheib (CL)
Michael Dunlop (GB)
Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)
Benjamin Colliaux (FR)
Ian Hutchinson (GB)
Lukáš Pešek (CZ)
Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)
Didier Grams (DE)
Raffaele De Rosa (IT)
16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/255.23), 17. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/251.27), 18. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/239.56), 19. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/239.23), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/232.18), 21. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/214.00), 22. Ben Young (GB/CSBK/211.71), 23. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/210.57), 24. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/202.57), 25. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/198.62), 26. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/192.40), 27. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/189.20), 27. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/189.20), 29. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186.00), 30. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/185.20), 31. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/183.60), 32. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180.62), 32. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180.62), 35. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/172.40), 36. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/167.26), 37. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156.11), 38. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/145.20), 39. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/143.20), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/137.09), 41. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/135.60), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/132.00), 43. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/125.09), 44. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/121.38), 45. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/117.85), 46. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/116.15), 47. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/114.80), 47. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/107.09), 48. 49. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/101.38), 50. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/100.92), 51. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/99.60), 51. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/99.60), 53. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99.49), 54. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/98.50), 55. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/98.00), 56. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/97.45), 57. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94.00), 58. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/89.20), 59. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88.00), 60. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87.71), 61. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/85.69), 62. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/75.64), 63. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/71.27), 64. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71.00), 65. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69.19), 66. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/68.75), 67. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/67.35), 68. Alastair Seeley (GB/BSB SBK/65.20), 69. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64.00), 70. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/61.87), 71. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/59.45), 72. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/58.80), 73. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/57.23), 74. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/56.00), 75. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54.53), 76. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/53.38), 77. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/52.53), 78. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/50.75), 79. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/48.80), 80. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48.00), 80. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48.00), 82. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/46.55), 83. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/46.29), 84. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/44.00), 85. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/40.75), 86. Martin Jessopp (GB/BSB SBK/40.60), 87. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/40.40), 88. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/39.00), 89. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/38.40), 90. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/37.59), 91. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/36.80), 92. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/34.29), 93. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/34.18), 94. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/30.75), 95. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29.80), 96. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29.77), 97. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28.00), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/27.43), 99. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/26.75), 100. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/25.71), 101. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22.40), 102. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/20.43), 103. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/19.80), 104. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19.00), 105. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18.86), 106. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17.25), 106. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/17.25), 108. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16.00), 109. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15.65), 110. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15.54), 111. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12.60), 112. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7.60), 113. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/7.38), 114. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6.57), 115. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5.75), 116. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5.71), 117. 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)