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Munich, Germany, 31/05/2017, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

France, Poland, Canada: On the top step of the podium.

The streak if success for the BMW S 1000 RR continues

Six wins and a total of 15 podium finishes on several continents: the BMW S 1000 RR racers can look back onto another successful weekend. In Britains Donington Park, the BMW riders from the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship and the Superstock class of the MCE British Superbike Championship have been in action. The weekend saw a podium finish for the RR in the BSB STK.

In Lédenon in France, the BMW S 1000 RR riders claimed four victories in four races. Kenny Foray dominated in the French Superbike Championship and won both races. With this success, he also took the lead in the 2017 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. In the French European Bikes Championship, the RR riders celebrated a top-6 and a top-5 lockout. In Canada, the winner of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Jordan Szoke, continued his winning streak in the Canadian Superbike Championship. There were wins and podiums also in Spain, Poland and South Africa. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.

Jordi Torres:
“In race one, I had a quite consistent pace, which allowed me to pass a couple of riders. Considering the vibration issues we suffered it was not bad to finish the race in ninth. In race two I tried to push and catch Camier and Forés because I felt that I had a stronger pace than them. Unfortunately though, I crashed at the chicane and could not continue with the race.”

Raffaele De Rosa:
“Race one was not easy, particularly with the strong wind. I managed to finish the race but the tyre was pretty much destroyed. On Sunday, conditions were different; it was hotter. I tried to improve my pace and while there was a certain degree of improvement I had hoped to do more to be honest. I hope we can make another step forward at Misano.”

FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship at Donington Park, Great Britain

British Donington Park was also the venue for the fourth race of the 2017 FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship (STK1000). Former GP racer Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team) was, once again, the highest placed BMW S 1000 RR racer. He came home in fifth. His team-mate Sébastien Suchet also claimed a top 10 finish, crossing the line in seventh.

Federico Sandi:
“I am quite happy, because we were fast over the whole weekend, as we were in Imola two weeks ago although there is a slight disappointment as the podium was possible. But on this track we struggled a bit to turn in the fast corners so on the final three laps my right arm was a bit sore and I lost some time and finished fifth. But the podium was definitely in reach. We continue to make progress, the team does a fantastic job, I get to know the bike better with every race weekend, my confidence and my feeling improve session by session. I think that at the next round in Misano we could be able to race to the podium.”

MCE British Superbike Championship – Superstock class – in Donington Park, Great Britain

The Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) also was in action at Donington Park at the weekend. It held two races on Sunday, combined to an “endurance race”. In both legs, 18 laps were completed. After race one, the teams had ten minutes in the pit lane to change tyres, refuel and prepare the bikes for the second part. In the first part, Ashley Beech (Jones Dorling Racing) crossed the line in fourth, followed by fellow RR riders Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT), Matej Smrz (Lloyd & Jones PR Racing Team), Chrissy Rouse (Mission Racing) and Adam Jenkinson (Northern Escalator Installations) in positions five to eight.

In the second part, Jenkinson rode his BMW S 1000 RR to third place on the podium. Rouse was fifth and Rutter, Beech and Smrz took places six to eight. Tom Tunstall (Integro) finished both legs in tenth.

French Superbike Championship at Lédenon, France

It was a perfect weekend for Kenny Foray and the Tecmas Racing Team in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) at Lédenon (FRA). On Saturday, the BMW S 1000 RR rider secured pole position, and on Sunday he took the win in both races. With this double win, Foray extended his overall lead in the FSBK championship standings.

Kenny Foray:
“We had a great weekend. In the first race, I had a really good rhythm. For the second heat, conditions had changed and the temperatures were higher so we chose different tyres. After a few laps I felt very good on the bike so I took my second victory of the day. We are really happy.”

French European Bikes Championship at Lédenon, France

In the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) races of the at Lédenon, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers were in a league of their own. In Saturday’s first race, they celebrated a top-6 lockout and in Sunday’s second race, they secured places one to five.

Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) was Saturday’s winner. Michel Amalric (Tecmas Racing Team) and Hernani Teixeira (Team ERT Motorshow) joined him on the podium in second and third. Places four to six went to RR riders Florian Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise), Julien Brun (JB Racing Team) and Sylvain Ghio.

Race two on Sunday saw a fantastic battle between the Brunet-Lugardon brothers. After 19 laps, Florian took the win – with an advantage of only 0.009 seconds over Cyril. Fabien Gabrielian (FG Racing) completed the podium in third. Amalric and Brun followed in fourth and fifth respectively.

Florian Brunet-Lugardon:
“After my injuries, I had worked hard to get fit again to be able to race again in Lédenon. It went better with every session. Even in the first race, I was trying to fight with Cyril, but he was very, very fast. I was lying in second position, but on the last lap I dropped back to fourth. In the second race, I was able to follow Cyril and I started a final attack when accelerating from the very last corner towards the finish line – and I took the win with 0.009 seconds advantage! It was a great race.”

Spanish Championship in Barcelona, Spain

The second round of the 2017 Spanish Championship (CEV) was held in Barcelona at the weekend. Carmelo Morales claimed another podium finish on his Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team BMW S 1000 RR – despite the fact that he had crashed on Saturday. He finished the race in second place and also set the fastest race lap. The points put Morales into the lead in the overall championship standings. Pedro Rodriguez (Castromaroto Racing) crossed the line in sixth position.

Carmelo Morales:
“After the huge crash I had on Saturday, I was not feeling too well physically and I could not be as precise in overtaking as usual. Despite that I managed to step onto the podium and I am very happy as I gave 100 per cent in the race.”

Canadian Superbike Championship at Shannonville, Canada

The Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) held its 2017 curtain raiser at Shannonville at the weekend – and the man, who dominated the series over the past years, was triumphant again. Jordan Szoke, the winner of the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, continued his streak of perfect race weekends on his BMW S 1000 RR of the Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team. Szoke secured pole position, won the race and also set the fastest race lap. It was his 15th consecutive win in the series. Ben Young (Scot Build Developments BMW) joined him on the podium in third, Matt McBride (Riders’ Choice) was fourth.

Jordan Szoke:
“Some parts of me feel bad that I’m winning, but these races aren’t easy. I’ve just been really fortunate to come out on top. I feel great. I’m comfortable. I feel as though I have nothing to prove like when you’re younger, so I’m just trying to enjoy it, and it’s taken a bit of pressure off me so I can focus on riding well.”

Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Poznan, Poland

The Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) kicked off its 2017 season in Poznan in Poland at the weekend. The curtain raiser saw one victory and one more podium finish in the Superbike class (AARR SBK) for the BMW S 1000 RR. Karel Hanika (EKO IVRacing BMW CSEU) dominated the first race of the class, setting the fastest lap and claiming the win with an advantage of more than four seconds. In the second race, Patryk Kosiniak stepped onto the podium, finishing third. In the Superstock class (AARR STK), reigning champion Michal Prášek (Rohac and Fejta motoracing Team) was the highest placed BMW rider: he crossed the line in fourth and fifth place respectively.

South African Motorcycle Road Racing Championship at Kyalami, South Africa

Kyalami hosted the fourth round of the 2017 South African Motorcycle Road Racing Championship (RSA SBK). BMW rider Lance Isaacs (Supabets Sandton BMW Motorrad) started a dramatic first race on Saturday from pole position and fought for victory until the final stages when a crash resulted in him retiring. It was therefore David McFadden (RPM Centre Sandton Auto/BMW Motorrad) who crossed the line as the highest placed BMW S 1000 RR Racer in sixth place.

After his team had repaired his RR over night, Isaacs was able to celebrate on the podium in Sunday’s second race. He claimed second place and set the fastest race lap. McFadden was seventh on that occasion.

Lance Isaacs:
“It was a very tough weekend and it was very disappointing to crash out of the first race due to tyre issues. The guys worked really hard to rebuild the bike for the second race. In the heat on Sunday I tried to keep my head down and to stay with the leader but unfortunately it was not meant to be. We were suffering again with tyre issues and a lot of chatter so I focused on not risking too much and finishing the race. We can take so many positives from this weekend. The bike is really good and we will now continue to work hard to reach the top step of the podium.”

SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil

The SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) held its second race of the 2017 season in São Paulo at the weekend. Danilo Lewis (Tecfil Havoline Racing Team) was the highest placed BMW rider, crossing the line in sixth. Alex Borges (PRT – Pitico Racing Team) was seventh, and Davi Lara Costa (JC Racing Team) also made it to the top 10, finishing ninth.

Results MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Donington Park:

Race 1:

9th Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team)
15th Raffaele De Rosa (Althea BMW Racing Team)

Race 2:

10th Raffaele De Rosa
DNF Jordi Torres

Results FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship in Donington Park:

Race:

5th Federico Sandi (Berclaz Racing Team)
7th Sébastien Suchet (Berclaz Racing Team)
11th Marco Faccani (Althea BMW Racing Team)
14th Emanuele Pusceddu (D.K. Racing)
17th Julian Puffe (MF84 Althea)
20th Alex Bernardi (2R Road Racing)
DNF Federico Sanchioni (Clasitaly)

Results MCE British Superbike Championship in Donington Park – Superstock class:

Final after endurance race part 2:

3rd Adam Jenkinson (Northern Escalator Installations)
5th Chrissy Rouse (Mission Racing)
6th Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT)
7th Ashley Beech (Jones Dorling Racing)
8th Matej Smrz (Lloyd & Jones PR Racing Team)
10th Tom Tunstall (Integro)
14th Benjamin Godfrey (LED Solutions BMW)
15th Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown ltd.)
20th Phil Wakefield (PWR)
21st Joshua Boyd (Jones Dorling Racing)
DNF Barry Teasdale (Bob Henderson Racing)
DNF Dean Hipwell (CDH Racing)

Results French Superbike Championship in Lédenon:

Race 1:

1st Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team) (1st FSBK SBK)

Race 2:

1st Kenny Foray (1st FSBK SBK)

Results French European Bikes Championship in Lédenon:

Race 1:

1st Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise)
2nd Michel Amalric (Tecmas Racing Team)
3rd Hernani Teixeira (Team ERT Motorshow)
4th Florian Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise)
5th Julien Brun (JB Racing Team)
6th Sylvain Ghio
9th Fréderic Pecoraro (Pistard du Sud)
12th Pierre Roques
16th Laurent Cochet
17th Hugues Maurin (Pistard du Sud)
18th Christophe Jeanjean
DNF Fabien Gabrielian (FG Racing) (+ fastest race lap)

Race 2:

1st Florian Brunet-Lugardon
2nd Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (+ fastest race lap)
3rd Fabien Gabrielian
4th Michel Amalric
5th Julien Brun
7th Hernani Teixeira
8th Sylvain Ghio
10th Pierre Roques
14th Hugues Maurin
17th Laurent Crochet
21st Christophe Jeanjean
DNF Fréderic Pecoraro

Results Spanish Championship in Barcelona:

Race 1:

2nd Carmelo Morales (Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team) (+ fastest race lap)
6th Pedro Rodriguez (Castromaroto Racing)
11th Guillermo Llano (Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team)
DNF Vicente Kruger (Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team)
DNS Jon Purroy (Castromaroto Racing)
DNS Sergji Grygorovych (MDR Cossacks Flygroup)

Results Canadian Superbike Championship in Shannonville:

Race:

1st Jordan Szoke (Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team) (+ fastest race lap)
3rd Ben Young (Scot Build Developments BMW)
4th Matt McBride (Riders’ Choice)
6th Michael Leon
7th Jeff Williams
8th Samuel Trépanier
DNS Sean Heydorn


Results Results Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Poznan – Superbike class:

Race 1:

1st Karel Hanika (EKO IVRacing BMW CSEU) (+ fastest race lap)
4th Michal Filla (BMW Sikora Motorsport)
5th Patryk Kosiniak
6th Martin Choy (EKO IVRacing BMW CSEU)
7th Pawel Gorka (BMW Motorrad Polska)
10th Christopher Kemmer
12th Bartlomiej Lewandowski
13th Richard Balcar (EKO IVRacing BMW CSEU)
15th Wolfgang Gammer
19th Mike Wohner
21st Piotr Kaluzka
22nd Tomasz Serafin
23rd Rene Gebetsroither (Rene #64 Racing Team)
25th Nuri Yilmaz
27th Markus Mücke

Race 2:

3rd Patryk Kosiniak
4th Martin Choy
6th Michal Filla
8th Christopher Kemmer
9th Pawel Gorka
10th Bartlomiej Lewandowski
12th Richard Balcar
15th Rene Gebetsroither
17th Mike Wohner
18th Wolfgang Gammer
21st Tomasz Serafin
DNF Karel Hanika
DNF Piotr Kaluzka
DNS Nuri Yilmaz
DNS Markus Mücke

Results Results Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Poznan – Superstock class:

Race 1:

4th Michal Prášek (Rohac and Fejta motoracing Team)
5th Michal Šembera
6th Ladislav Chmelik (Exteria Racing Team)
9th Grzegorz Hanuszewicz
11th Piotr Falat
12th David Bozic (CARMAN MOTOSPORT)
15th Mitja Lesjak (BMW AMD Trebnje)
16th Wojciech Wrobel
18th Daniel Mankowski
21st Jaroslaw Szczesny
22nd Vitas Lopinis
26th Rene Skalicky (Exteria Racing Team)
27th Michal Bidaš (Exteria Racing Team)
28th Antonin Moravec (Exteria Racing Team)

Race 2:

5th Michal Prášek
6th Ladislav Chmelik
7th Michal Šembera
11th Grzegorz Hanuszewicz
12th David Bozic
14th Piotr Falat
15th Wojciech Wrobel
16th Daniel Mankowski
19th Jaroslaw Szczesny
21st Rene Skalicky
23rd Antonin Moravec
DNF Michal Bidaš
DNS Vitas Lopinis

Results South African Motorcycle Road Racing Championship in Kyalami:

Race 1:

6th David McFadden (RPM Centre Sandton Auto/BMW Motorrad)
11th Heinrich Rheeder (Rheeder Racing)
13th Justin Gillesen (Lance Isaacs Racing)
18th Alex Van den Berg
19th Ferdinand Frederick (Embane Racing)
21st Evert Stoffberg (Red Star Racing)
DNF Lance Isaacs (Supabets Sandton BMW Motorrad)
DNF. Ricky Lee Weare (Ricky Weare Racing)

Race 2:

2nd Lance Isaacs
7th David McFadden
13th Heinrich Rheeder
15th Justin Gillesen
18th Alex Van den Berg
20th Ferdinand Frederick
DNF Ricky Lee Weare
DNF Evert Stoffberg

Results SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo:

Race:

6th Danilo Lewis (Tecfil Havoline Racing Team)
7th Alex Borges (PRT – Pitico Race Team)
9th Davi Lara Costa (JC Racing Team)
13th Diego Viveiros (Tecfil Racing Team)

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