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Munich, Germany, 04/04/2018, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Two wins, 13 podiums

Successful season opener ins Great Britain and France

The wheels are turning again in Great Britain and France: the Easter weekend saw the start of the 2018 season in the British Superbike Championship (BSB), the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) and the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU). The BMW S 1000 RR riders were able to claim two wins and a total of 13 podium finishes.

In the British Superbike Championship Superstock class (BSB STK), Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad) reached the podium in every race. In the FSBK, reigning champion Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team) kicked off the new season with two second-place finishes. Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI) also stepped onto the podium. In the FR EU, Jonathan Germany (Seven Racing Team) led the BMW riders to top-three and top-five lock-outs. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.

British Superbike Championship at Donington Park, Great Britain

The 2018 British Superbike Championship (BSB) season started at Donington Park in conditions that were more reminiscent of winter with the schedule disrupted by rain and cold temperatures. The first of the two Superbike class (BSB SBK) races was brought forward from Monday to Sunday due to the poor weather forecast. The best-placed BMW rider in the first race was Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) in eighth. The top-ten also featured Michael Laverty, who has returned to the Tyco BMW Motorrad team and finished tenth. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad) was the highest finishing BMW rider in the second race on Easter Monday when he crossed the line in sixth position. Laverty once again finished in tenth.

Three races took place over the weekend in the Superstock class (BSB STK) - and the BMW S 1000 RR riders claimed a podium and top ten finishes in all of them.

Races one and two were combined into an "endurance race" on Sunday. In the first race, Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad) crossed the line in third place. In part two, Farmer claimed second position on the podium and also recorded the fastest lap time. His team-mate Dan Kneen, who is using the BSB STK to prepare for the road-racing season with Tyco BMW Motorrad, ended the race in fourth. A total of six BMW racers reached the top-ten in the two parts of the "endurance race".

Farmer finished third to claim another podium in Monday's third Superstock race. Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT) was right behind him in fourth.

Keith Farmer:
"It's been really nice to start the season off for Tyco BMW with podium finishes here at Donington Park. I'm really getting a good feeling with the BMW S 1000 RR now, so every time we go out, we are improving and learning more."

French Superbike Championship at Le Mans, France

Le Mans was the first stop for the French Superbike Championship 2018 (FSBK) at the weekend. The season began with three podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. Defending champion Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team) claimed second place in both races. Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI) also reached the podium, finishing third in the second race. In the second race, Maxime Bonnot (Tecmas Racing Team) finished in second position on the podium in the Challenger class (FSBK Ch).

Kenny Foray:
"It was a good weekend, but a difficult one, as the weather was very changeable from Friday on. We did not get much track time in the dry so it was not easy to prepare for the races. I was third on the grid for both heats. In race one, I had a good start but struggled to push as I didn't have a good feel on the bike so I finished second with quite a gap to the winner - but that was the maximum I could do. I had another good start in the second race and I was close behind the leader for almost the entire race but then I made one or two mistakes so I finished second again but I was happy because my feeling was back."

French European Bikes Championship at Le Mans, France

The French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), a championship exclusively for motorbikes made by European manufacturers, is hosting its races together with the FSBK in 2018. It was a brilliant start to the season for the BMW S 1000 RR riders at Le Mans. They celebrated top-three and top-five lock-outs in a strong field that featured over 40 competitors.

Jonathan Germany from the Seven Racing Team topped the podium after winning both races. Reigning champion Florian Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) claimed second place in both races. In race one, Julien Brun completed the podium in third position. Hernani Teixeira secured the third podium spot in the second race. Léo Challamel and Alexandre Leleu completed the top-five lock-out in fourth and fifth respectively.

Results British Superbike Championship, Donington Park - Superbike class:

Race 1:

8th Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
10th Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
14th Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
19th Sylvain Barrier (Smiths Racing BMW)
22nd David Johnson (Gulf BMW)
23rd Martin Jessop (Ridersmotorcycles BMW)
DNS Jakub Smrz (PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW)

Race 2:

6th Christian Iddon
10th Michael Laverty
17th Sylvain Barrier
18th David Johnson
DNF Peter Hickman
DNF Jakub Smrz
DNS Martin Jessopp

Results British Superbike Championship, Donington Park - Superstock class:

Race 1:

3rd Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
6th Chrissy Rouse (Team IMR)
7th Dan Kneen (Tyco BMW Motorrad
8th Fraser Rogers (Mission Racing)
9th Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing)
10th Luke Hedger (Llyod & Jones Bowker Motorrad)
11th Jordan Gilbert (Team IMR)
18th Paul McClung (McClung Racing)
20th Barry Teasdale (TwoTwoFour BMW)
21st Sam West (PRL / Cycle Store)
22nd Tom Tunstall (Integro)
23rd Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown ltd.)
24th Craig Neve (Jackson Academy / Callmac)
26th Daley Mathison (Jackson Racing with Eddie Stobart)
27th Jordan Rushby (Alliance Street Racing)
29th Matthew Paulo (Newman Racing)
32nd Alex Olsen (ASTRO - JJR Racing)
33rd Ashley Beech (Jones Dorling Racing)
DNF Dean Hipwell (Selective Networks)
DNF Brayden Elliott (Mission Racing)

Race 2:

2nd Keith Farmer (+ fastest race lap)
4th Dan Kneen
6th Chrissy Rouse
8th Fraser Rogers
9th Michael Rutter
10th Jordan Gilbert
12th Luke Hedger
14th Alex Olsen
18th Paul McClung
19th Tom Tunstall
20th Jordan Rushby
21st Sam West
22nd Rob McNealy
23rd Craig Neve
24th Matthew Paulo
DNF Ashley Beech
DNF Barry Teasdale
DNF Daley Mathison

Race 3:

3rd Keith Farmer
4th Michael Rutter
7th Chrissy Rouse
8th Fraser Rogers
9th Jordan Gilbert
10th Dan Kneen
14th Alex Olsen
16th Luke Hedger
17th Tom Tunstall
22nd Barry Teasdale
23rd Dean Hipwell
24th Craig Neve
26th Jordan Rushby
27th Daley Mathison
28th Brayden Elliott
29th Harry Blades (Blades Racing)
DNF Ashley Beech
DNF Sam West
DNF Rob McNealy

Results French Superbike Championship, Le Mans:

Race 1:

2nd Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team)
4th Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI)
18th Maxime Bonnot (Tecmas Racing Team) (4th place FSBK Ch)
30th Tristan Guyot

Race 2:

2nd Kenny Foray
3rd Matthieu Lussiana
14th Maxime Bonnot (2nd place FSBK Ch)
DNF Tristan Guyot

Results French European Bikes Championship, Le Mans:

Successful season opener in Great Britain and France

The wheels are turning again in Great Britain and France: the Easter weekend saw the start of the 2018 season in the British Superbike Championship (BSB), the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) and the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU). The BMW S 1000 RR riders were able to claim two wins and a total of 13 podium finishes.

In the British Superbike Championship Superstock class (BSB STK), Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad) reached the podium in every race. In the FSBK, reigning champion Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team) kicked off the new season with two second-place finishes. Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI) also stepped onto the podium. In the FR EU, Jonathan Germany (Seven Racing Team) led the BMW riders to top-three and top-five lock-outs. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.

British Superbike Championship at Donington Park, Great Britain

The 2018 British Superbike Championship (BSB) season started at Donington Park in conditions that were more reminiscent of winter with the schedule disrupted by rain and cold temperatures. The first of the two Superbike class (BSB SBK) races was brought forward from Monday to Sunday due to the poor weather forecast. The best-placed BMW rider in the first race was Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW) in eighth. The top-ten also featured Michael Laverty, who has returned to the Tyco BMW Motorrad team and finished tenth. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad) was the highest finishing BMW rider in the second race on Easter Monday when he crossed the line in sixth position. Laverty once again finished in tenth.

Three races took place over the weekend in the Superstock class (BSB STK) - and the BMW S 1000 RR riders claimed a podium and top ten finishes in all of them.

Races one and two were combined into an "endurance race" on Sunday. In the first race, Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad) crossed the line in third place. In part two, Farmer claimed second position on the podium and also recorded the fastest lap time. His team-mate Dan Kneen, who is using the BSB STK to prepare for the road-racing season with Tyco BMW Motorrad, ended the race in fourth. A total of six BMW racers reached the top-ten in the two parts of the "endurance race".

Farmer finished third to claim another podium in Monday's third Superstock race. Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT) was right behind him in fourth.

Keith Farmer:
"It's been really nice to start the season off for Tyco BMW with podium finishes here at Donington Park. I'm really getting a good feeling with the BMW S 1000 RR now, so every time we go out, we are improving and learning more."

French Superbike Championship at Le Mans, France

Le Mans was the first stop for the French Superbike Championship 2018 (FSBK) at the weekend. The season began with three podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. Defending champion Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team) claimed second place in both races. Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI) also reached the podium, finishing third in the second race. In the second race, Maxime Bonnot (Tecmas Racing Team) finished in second position on the podium in the Challenger class (FSBK Ch).

Kenny Foray:
"It was a good weekend, but a difficult one, as the weather was very changeable from Friday on. We did not get much track time in the dry so it was not easy to prepare for the races. I was third on the grid for both heats. In race one, I had a good start but struggled to push as I didn't have a good feel on the bike so I finished second with quite a gap to the winner - but that was the maximum I could do. I had another good start in the second race and I was close behind the leader for almost the entire race but then I made one or two mistakes so I finished second again but I was happy because my feeling was back."

French European Bikes Championship at Le Mans, France

The French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), a championship exclusively for motorbikes made by European manufacturers, is hosting its races together with the FSBK in 2018. It was a brilliant start to the season for the BMW S 1000 RR riders at Le Mans. They celebrated top-three and top-five lock-outs in a strong field that featured over 40 competitors.

Jonathan Germany from the Seven Racing Team topped the podium after winning both races. Reigning champion Florian Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) claimed second place in both races. In race one, Julien Brun completed the podium in third position. Hernani Teixeira secured the third podium spot in the second race. Léo Challamel and Alexandre Leleu completed the top-five lock-out in fourth and fifth respectively.

[Headline 3] Results British Superbike Championship, Donington Park - Superbike class:

Race 1:

8th Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing BMW)
10th Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
14th Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
19th Sylvain Barrier (Smiths Racing BMW)
22nd David Johnson (Gulf BMW)
23rd Martin Jessop (Ridersmotorcycles BMW)
DNS Jakub Smrz (PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW)

Race 2:

6th Christian Iddon
10th Michael Laverty
17th Sylvain Barrier
18th David Johnson
DNF Peter Hickman
DNF Jakub Smrz
DNS Martin Jessopp

Results British Superbike Championship, Donington Park - Superstock class:

Race 1:

3rd Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
6th Chrissy Rouse (Team IMR)
7th Dan Kneen (Tyco BMW Motorrad
8th Fraser Rogers (Mission Racing)
9th Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing)
10th Luke Hedger (Llyod & Jones Bowker Motorrad)
11th Jordan Gilbert (Team IMR)
18th Paul McClung (McClung Racing)
20th Barry Teasdale (TwoTwoFour BMW)
21st Sam West (PRL / Cycle Store)
22nd Tom Tunstall (Integro)
23rd Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown ltd.)
24th Craig Neve (Jackson Academy / Callmac)
26th Daley Mathison (Jackson Racing with Eddie Stobart)
27th Jordan Rushby (Alliance Street Racing)
29th Matthew Paulo (Newman Racing)
32nd Alex Olsen (ASTRO - JJR Racing)
33rd Ashley Beech (Jones Dorling Racing)
DNF Dean Hipwell (Selective Networks)
DNF Brayden Elliott (Mission Racing)

Race 2:

2nd Keith Farmer (+ fastest race lap)
4th Dan Kneen
6th Chrissy Rouse
8th Fraser Rogers
9th Michael Rutter
10th Jordan Gilbert
12th Luke Hedger
14th Alex Olsen
18th Paul McClung
19th Tom Tunstall
20th Jordan Rushby
21st Sam West
22nd Rob McNealy
23rd Craig Neve
24th Matthew Paulo
DNF Ashley Beech
DNF Barry Teasdale
DNF Daley Mathison

Race 3:

3rd Keith Farmer
4th Michael Rutter
7th Chrissy Rouse
8th Fraser Rogers
9th Jordan Gilbert
10th Dan Kneen
14th Alex Olsen
16th Luke Hedger
17th Tom Tunstall
22nd Barry Teasdale
23rd Dean Hipwell
24th Craig Neve
26th Jordan Rushby
27th Daley Mathison
28th Brayden Elliott
29th Harry Blades (Blades Racing)
DNF Ashley Beech
DNF Sam West
DNF Rob McNealy

Results French Superbike Championship, Le Mans:

Race 1:

2nd Kenny Foray (Tecmas Racing Team)
4th Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI)
18th Maxime Bonnot (Tecmas Racing Team) (4th place FSBK Ch)
30th Tristan Guyot

Race 2:

2nd Kenny Foray
3rd Matthieu Lussiana
14th Maxime Bonnot (2nd place FSBK Ch)
DNF Tristan Guyot

Results French European Bikes Championship, Le Mans:

Race 1:

1st Jonathan Germany (Seven Racing Team) (+ fastest race lap)
2nd Florian Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise)
3rd Julien Brun
5th Alexandre Leleu
7th Léon Benichou
9th Pierre Roques
10th Jonathan Viemont
12th Madjid Idres
13th Christophe Seigneur
14th Matthieu da Conceicao
18th Anthony Chatillon
19th Eric Dagault
23rd Yann Plat
26th Laurent Bequelin
28th Romain Gelloz
34th Eddy Nay
36th Kevin Ternet
DNF Léo Challamel
DNF Maxim Pellizotti
DNF Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise)
DNF Hernani Teixeira

Race 2:

1st Jonathan Germany
2nd Florian Brunet-Lugardon (+ fastest race lap)
3rd Hernani Teixeira
4th Léo Challamel
5th Alexandre Leleu
7th Cyril Brunet-Lugardon
8th Léon Benichou
9th Anthony Chatillom
11th Matthieu da Conceicao
13th Madjid Idres
15th Pierre Roques
20th Yann Plat
22nd Laurent Beguelin
23rd Romain Gelloz
32nd Kevin Ternet
33rd Eddy Nay
DNF Jonathan Viemont
DNF Julien Brun
DNF Eric Dagault
DNF Maxim Pellizotti
DNF Christophe Seigneur

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