BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Valencia, 18/11/2014, FIM CEV Superbike European Championship
The Spanish Superbike Championship (CEV) staged its season finale at Valencia last Sunday. The championship’s erstwhile leader Iván Silva Alberola from Targobank Motorsport was incredibly unlucky and fell only three laps before the race finished. As he scored no points after falling, he was ultimately third overall in the championship.
“Although I was in great form, I just wasn’t able to win the title in this last race,” said Iván Silva Alberola. “I tried to keep the rhythm of my direct competitors, but fell at the end. In other races, I would possibly have been more cautious, but in this last race I just had to attack and do my best. I risked everything, but unfortunately it wasn’t to be.”
The Spaniard thanked above all his team for the success throughout the year, which included one win and five other podium positions: “We came to this final race as title contender thanks to the great effort put in by my team, which is the best team in the entire field for me.”
Daniel Rivas from the Easyrace Superbike Team finished the race at Valencia as best placed BMW motorcycle rider in 8th place. The former Moto2 also had a difficult weekend and had very little practice time due to technical problems.
Even so, he is satisfied with his position: “It was a difficult weekend, but the team did everything possible and ultimately we managed to extract the absolute maximum with 8th position. Thanks to the entire team, BMW and all my supporters for an excellent season.”
The RR rider from the Easyrace Superbike Team finished sixth overall in the championship standings.
Eeki Kuparinen from Motomarket Racing finished 17th overall in the race at Valencia and 11th place in the privateer class. The Finn clinched the runner-up title after missing the Superbike Privateers title by only one point. He was ninth in the overall standings. The 23-year old celebrated two class victories this season.
The Frenchman Nicolas Pouhair from L’Aspi Racing, who is actually a regular competitor in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK), was ninth on his BMW S 1000 RR and remarked with a grin: “Best French rider and second best BMW is something to be proud of. Thanks to L’Aspi Racing and everybody who supports me!”