BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Munich, Germany, 14/06/2017, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
After the 1-2 result in the opening Superbike race, the 2017 Isle of Man Tourist Trophy continued with more success for the BMW S 1000 RR racers: Ian Hutchinson led the array of BMW riders in a top-4 lockout in the Superstock race. In the Senior TT, Peter Hickman finished second of the podium and was awarded with the “Joey Dunlop Championship Trophy” for the best overall performance of the TT week. The HP Race Support specialists have been on site on the Isle of Man to support the BMW teams in preparing their RRs.
In the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), Jordan Szoke was second in a thrilling race in Grand Bend. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers have been in action in South Africa and Japan at the weekend. You can find all result in an overview below.
After already being victorious in the Superbike race, Tyco BMW rider Ian Hutchinson won Wednesday’s Superstock race in a dominant manner. In the race, the BMW S 1000 RR riders claimed a top-4 lockout and no fewer than six BMWs crossed the line within the top-10.
Hutchinson took the lead on the opening lap, stayed in front over the entire four lap distance and crossed the line with an advantage of over 22 seconds. It was “Hutchy’s” 16th TT win and his fifth in a Superstock race, making him the record holder in this category, the most successful Superstock TT rider of all time. Peter Hickman and his Smiths Racing BMW team again secured second place as they did with the RR in the Superbike race. Third place on the rostrum went to local hero Dan Kneen. It was a special result for the Manxman as it was the maiden TT podium for him as well as for Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport. Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT Racing) completed the top-4 lockout in fourth. David Johnson (Fleetwood Grab Services BMW) and Jamie Coward (Radcliffe’s Racing) finished the Superstock race in eighth and ninth respectively.
In Friday’s Senior TT, Hutchinson was fighting for his third victory of the week but unfortunately crashed on the second lap, suffering a broken femur. We wish “Hutchy” a speedy recovery. The race was red-flagged and re-started over the distance of four laps. Hickman once more claimed second place on the podium – after the Superbike race, the Superstock race and his two 600 cc races, it was his fifth podium of the week earning him the coveted “Joey Dunlop Championship Trophy” for the best overall performance of the race week. Smiths Racing BMW won the trophy awarded to the best team. Rutter finished the Senior TT in fifth place, while Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW) was ninth. As the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy is a part of the BMW Combined Road Race Challenge (BMW RRC), the results are counted towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
“What can I say, it’s been an absolutely unbelievable week and five podiums from five races is mega. The first part of the Senior TT was shaping up to be a cracker and Hutchy and I were neck and neck. It was a shame what happened to Hutchy and I wish him well for a speedy recovery. The re-start went perfectly for me, there wasn’t as much grip out there due to all the rain we’ve had but apart from that, the race was mint. The boys did a great job at the pit stop and although Michael Dunlop was that bit stronger than me, we did what we needed to do and got another second place. I came here with no podiums and to leave with five is amazing.”
All in all it was just a mega TT 2017. We had some issues, but above all we got our first podium. It was not just my first TT podium, it was also the first one for the Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport team and that made us all smile more than ever before. We had worked hard to get that success but it takes some time to sink in. I simply held the momentum going after the fifth place in Superbike TT, which was my best result on the big bikes till then, and then, in Superstock, we upped the game. The Senior TT was a bit of a mixture of fortunes with having to start twice and not every day is the same. Still I am happy with 12th as it is a more than strong result here at home at my island.”
Unfortunately, this year’s Isle of Man Tourist Trophy was overshadowed by three fatal accidents. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and teams of Alan Bonner, a member of the BMW racing community, of Jochem van den Hoek and of Davey Lambert.
The second round of the 2017 Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) was held in Grand Bend at the weekend. Reigning champion Jordan Szoke once again secured pole position and the fastest race lap on his Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team BMW S 1000 RR– but his streak of 15 wins in a row since early 2015 ended in an eventful and red-flagged race. Szoke was second, 0.4 seconds behind winner Bodhi Edie.
Over most of the race distance, there was a three-way battle at the top between Szoke, his fellow BMW rider Ben Young (Ben Young Racing) and Edie. With three laps to go, Young high-sided and the race was red-flagged with no restart. Edie was classified as the winner and Szoke in second place. Samuel Trépanier (Blysk Racing) was fourth and Michael Leon (Royal Distributing Racing Team) sixth.
“Of course it is disappointing to have an end to the winning streak but I was the quickest rider this weekend, and we’re still here and we got second place. We were on pole, we led the most laps, and it’s about the championship for us. I want to congratulate Bodhi who ran extremely well. Now we look forward to the next race.”
The fifth round of the 2017 South African Motorcycle Road Racing Championship (RSA SBK) was held at the Red Star Raceway at the weekend. Lance Isaacs (Supabets Sandton BMW Motorrad) was the highest placed BMW rider in the two races, crossing the line in seventh and eight respectively. David McFadden (RPM Centre Sandton Auto/BMW Motorrad) finished ninth on both occasions.
The BMW S 1000 RR racers in the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) were in action in Motegi at the weekend. Yuta Kodama (Tone RT Syncedge 4113) crossed the line in 22nd, while Daisaku Sakai (BMW Motorrad 39) failed to finish.
Superstock Race Wednesday:
1st Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) (+ fastest race lap)
2nd Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
3rd Dan Kneen (Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport)
4th Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT Racing)
8th David Johnson (Fleetwood Grab Services BMW)
9th Jamie Coward (Radcliffe`s Racing)
12th Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW)
13th Sam West (PRL Worthington)
14th Bryan McCormack (Vanfleet Transport)
16th Dan Stewart (Wilcock Consulting)
17th Michael Sweeney (MJR Racing)
18th Phillip Crowe (Handtrans/Fleetwood Grab/Sheff)
20th Daniel Cooper (CMS by Dan Cooper Motorsport)
21st Dominic Herbertson (Dynobike)
23rd Daley Mathison (Eddie Stobart Racing)
24th Rob Hodson (Hodson Racing)
25th Mark Parrett (C & C Ltd IOM)
27th Kamil Holan (McRace by IVR BMW Motorrad CSEU)
28th Stefano Bonetti (Speed Motor)
30th Alan Bonner (NW Racing)
34th Ian Pattinson (Weardale Racing Ltd)
35th Alessandro Polita (Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Motorsport)
37th David Hewson (Obsession Engineering LTD)
38th Anthony Redmond (Team Tony)
Senior TT Friday:
2nd Peter Hickman
5th Michael Rutter
9th Martin Jessopp
11th Jamie Coward
12th Dan Kneen
13th Daley Mathison
17th Philip Crowe
20th Dominic Herbertson
21st Brian McCormack
22nd Michael Sweeney
24th Stefano Bonetti
28th Kamil Holan
30th Ryan Kneen (Charmer Builders Ltd)
32nd Ian Pattinson
36th Alessandro Polita
37th David Hewson
45th Eric Wilson (PRB / Econoloft Racing)
2nd Jordan Szoke (Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team) (+ fastest race lap)
4th Samuel Trépanier (Blysk Racing)
6th Michael Leon (Royal Distributing Racing Team)
7th Jeff Williams
15th Ben Young (Ben Young Racing)
7th Lance Isaacs (Supabets Sandton BMW Motorrad)
9th David McFadden (RPM Centre Sandton Auto/BMW Motorrad)
16th Ferdinand Frederick (Embane Racing)
18th Heinrich Rheeder (BMW Motorrad Rheeder Racing)
DNF Evert Stoffberg (Red Star Racing)
DNF Justin Gillesen (Lance Isaacs Racing)
8th Lance Isaacs
9th David McFadden
15th Justin Gillesen
17th Ferdinand Frederick
DNF Heinrich Rheeder
DNF Evert Stoffberg
22nd Yuta Kodama (Tone RT Syncedge 4413)
DNF Daisaku Sakai (BMW Motorrad 39)