BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Since the BMW S 1000 RR was launched, private teams and riders have celebrated numerous race victories and taken innumerable podium finishes in national and international championships. An excellent reason for BMW Motorrad Motorsport to solely concentrate on customer related motorsport.
A major pillar of the BMW Motorrad customer racing programme is formed by an absolutely unique project in motorcycle racing worldwide: the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. BMW Motorrad redefines the standards in customer racing with the Race Trophy and 2018 already marks the fifth season of what is probably the world’s most innovative motorcycle racing series.
The Race Trophy provides a platform for every racer, competing on an BMW S 1000 RR or HP4, to generate awareness not only in their own racing series, but all around the world. A unique chance for every racer to make a name for themselves on the international stage and to be part of a big and successful community of BMW racers.
The 2018 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is comprised of 20 championships with 25 different classes, staging 302 races on 91 circuits in 27 countries on six continents. Hundred per cent parity is granted by an adaptive points system. After all, every racing series has its own rules - different regulations, different number of races and different number of starters. All this is taken into account when the Race Trophy points are calculated. The Race Trophy stays exciting for motorsport fans all the way down to the wire. The current standings are extremely close and the classification changes from week to week.
BMW Motorrad Motorsport supports BMW Motorrad racers around the world with unlimited enthusiasm for the BMW brand and BMW motorcycles and of course BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s specialists’ combined expertise.
The BMW riders’ success and Championships will be rewarded with a total prize purse of more than 100.000 Euro at the end of the season 2018.
In addition, to the well-known Championship award for riders and teams who win a championship and the “Race Finisher” bonus, two new awards have already been introduced in the 2017 season: The “Newcomer of the Year” and the “Best BMW Rider in the Class”.
The “Newcomer of the Year” will be rewarded with a voucher for a BMW original parts package to the value of 2.500 Euros.
The “Best BMW Riders in the Class” will also be rewarded with a bonus of 500 Euros from the 2017 season on.
Until 2016, the best 15 riders of the final standings have been awarded – by the time of 2017, this number will be doubled and prize cheques and trophies will be given to the top 30 Race Trophy finishers. The winner will receive 15,000 Euros, second place will be rewarded with 10,000 Euros and third place with 7,500 Euros.
BMW motorcycle racers showcase their skills on the race track in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – BMW Motorrad Motorsport ensures that fans, media, team bosses and sponsors hear about it and BMW motorcycle racers around the entire world become one big international family.