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BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Munich, Germany, 09/05/2018, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

The streak of success continues

Four wins and 13 podium finishes for the BMW racers

The BMW racers have extended their 2018 success by four wins and a total of 13 podium finishes at the weekend. In the British Superbike Championship (BSB) Superstock race at Oulton Park, Keith Farmer celebrated his first win of the season, Chrissy Rouse was third. At the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) season-opener at Dutch Hengelo, Danny Webb, Didier Grams and Erno Kostamo raced onto the rostrum.

The 2018 season in the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) kicked off with a double win for Michal Filla and podium finishes for Arnaud Friedrich and Karel Hanika at the Slovakiaring. Luca Salvadori claimed a podium position in the Italian National Trophy 1000 (INT) at Mugello. In the MotoAmerica (MA), Travis Wyman enjoyed a perfect weekend at the VIRginia International Raceway. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.

British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park, Great Britain

The first Monday in May is a public holiday in Great Britain - and thus the ideal day for Oulton Park to host the British Superbike Championship (BSB). Race one of the Superbike class (BSB SBK) was dominated by a number of crashes. Unfortunately, BMW riders Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad) and Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing) were among those to crash out. The best-placed BMW rider was Jakub Smrz from the Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad team.

In race two, Hickman was the best BMW rider, finishing 11th. Laverty fought his way up to 13th after starting from 27th on the grid and secured important championship points. Laverty's teammate, Christian Iddon, was unable to take part in the races following a big crash in practice, in which he fractured his hand in several places.

Peter Hickman:
"The bike's good and we've got good pace in practice and qualifying but when it comes to race day, nothing seems to be coming together at the same time. I've had two crashes this weekend, which isn't like me, and neither were my fault, but they've obviously knocked my confidence. It was affecting me in the second race and I had a few slides which saw me drop back but I kept plugging away and put in my fastest lap towards the end to at least salvage a result from the weekend."

In the Superstock (BSB STK) race, Tyco BMW Motorrad rider Keith Farmer claimed his first win of the season. He had started from pole position and emerged victorious from a thrilling three-way battle to take the top spot on the podium. Chrissy Rouse (Quinnstheprinters.com BMW) came home third, just 0.9 seconds behind Farmer. Alex Olsen (ASTRO - JJR Racing) was fourth.

Keith Farmer:
"It was great to get pole position in qualifying but after a small mistake on the start we dropped back a bit, but I had a good pace and was enjoying riding the bike. I managed to get to the front and take our first race win of the season. Hopefully we can fire off more wins. A massive thank you to the whole Tyco BMW team - from the mechanics to the hospitality. I'm mega happy with the whole weekend."

International Road Racing Championship at Hengelo, Netherlands

The International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) kicked off the 2018 season at Hengelo, in the Netherlands. Over the course of the two races, the BMW riders claimed a total of four podium finishes and twelve top-ten results. Danny Webb finished runner-up in both races on his BMW S 1000 RR, run by the Wepol Racing by Penz 13 team. As the two victories went to guest starter Nigel Walraven, who is not competing in the championship, Webb picked up the maximum 25 points towards the overall standings both times.

Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport by BMW Motorrad) finished third in race one to join Webb on the podium. Marek Červený (Wepol Racing by Penz 13) came home fourth, ahead of Erno Kostamo (Markka Racing) in fifth. They were followed home in seventh and eighth place by Jamie Coward (Wepol Racing by Penz 13) and Kamil Holan (Mc Race). In race two, Kostamo took third place with Červený once again just outside the podium positions in fourth. Coward was sixth this time, while Holan finished eighth and Grams tenth.

Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Slovakiaring, Slovakia

The Slovakiaring near Bratislava hosted the opening round of the 2018 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR). The Superbike class (AARR SBK) produced one podium finish for the BMW S 1000 RR: Karel Hanika from the Mercury Racing Team finished runner-up in race two. He also set the fastest race lap. The Czech rider had previously finished fourth in the opening race. The next-best BMW racer in the Superbike class was Christopher Kemmer (Bertl K. Racing Team), who came home sixth and fifth. Hanika's team-mate Matej Smrz was eighth in both races.

In the Superstock class (AARR STK), BMW rider Michal Filla (BMW Sikora Motorsport) and Arnaud Friedrich (Team LRP Poland) twice made it a BMW one-two. Filla won both races, setting the fastest lap time in each. Friedrich, who is contesting his first season in the AARR, twice finished as runner-up. Defending champion Michal Prášek (Rohac and Fejta Motoracing Team) came home fourth in both races.

Italian Superbike Championship at Mugello, Italy

The Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) was at Mugello, in Tuscany, at the weekend. The best-placed BMW rider was Luca Vitali (DMR Racing), who finished both races in fifth place. His team-mate Axel Bassani was eighth and sixth. Christian Gamarino (Tutapista Corse) twice finished seventh.

Italian National Trophy 1000 at Mugello, Italy

Mugello also hosted round two of the 2018 Italian National Trophy 1000 (INT). After a one-two on the opening weekend, the BMW S 1000 RR was back on the podium in third place, courtesy of Luca Salvadori. Federico D'Annunzio who finished fourth, just 0.187 seconds outside the podium places.

MotoAmerica at the VIRginia International Raceway, USA

BMW rider Travis Wyman (Weir Everywhere Racing) claimed his second Superstock win of the season in race two of this season's MotoAmerica series (MA STK). Wyman enjoyed a perfect weekend at the VIRginia International Raceway by securing pole position, setting the fastest lap time, and winning the race with a lead of over ten seconds. Timothy Bermisderfer (Big'un Motorsports) finished sixth.

Two Superbike races (MA SBK) were held at the weekend, with BMW rider Danny Eslick (Scheibe Racing) finishing eighth and seventh.

Results British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park - Superbike class:

Race 1:

14th Jakub Smrz (PR Racing Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad BMW)
16th Sylvain Barrier (Smiths Racing)
18th Martin Jessopp (RidersMotorcycles.com BMW)
19. David Johnson (Gulf BMW)
DNF Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing)
DNF Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
DNS Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad)

Race 2:

11th Peter Hickman
13th Michael Laverty
16th Martin Jessopp
19th Sylvain Barrier
DNF Jakub Smrz
DNF David Johnson
DNS Christian Iddon

Results British Superbike Championship, Oulton Park - Superstock class:


1st Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
3rd Chrissy Rouse (Quinnstheprinters.com BMW)
4th Alex Olsen (ASTRO - JJR Racing)
11th Barry Teasdale (TwoTwoFour BMW)
12th Luke Hedger (Llyod & Jones Bowker Motorrad)
13th John Ingram (Fleetwood Grab Services)
14th Matthew Paulo (Newman Racing)
15th Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown ltd.)
16th Paul McClung (McClung Racing)
18th Dean Hipwell (Selective Networks)
19th Craig Neve (Jackson Academy / Callmac)
20th Ashley Beech (Jones Dorling Racing)
22nd Jordan Rushby (Alliance Steel Racing)
26th Phil Wakefield (PWR)
29th Matt Waldron (Smallboy Trackbikes / Scafo & Sons)
DNF Thomas O'Grady (EICL)
DNF Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing)
DNF Jordan Gilbert (Quinnstheprinters.com BMW)
DNF Sam West (PRL / Cycle Store)

Results International Road Racing Championship, Hengelo:

Race 1:

2nd Danny Webb (Wepol Racing by Penz 13)
3rd Didier Grams (G&G Motorsport by BMW Motorrad)
4th Marek Červený (Wepol Racing by Penz 13)
5th Erno Kostamo (Markka Racing)
7th Jamie Coward (Wepol Racing by Penz 13)
8th Kamil Holan (Mc Race)
20th David Datzer (D & M Road Racing)
21st Nico Müller (D & M Road Racing)
22nd Paul Manx (Manx Racing)
25th Jean Pierre Polet (JPM Team)
29th Ricky Wagner (2FR powered by Box44)
DNF Foti Psomadakis (Braunholz Metallbau Hannover&netMagazine)

Race 2:

2nd Danny Webb
3rd Erno Kostamo
4th Marek Červený
6th Jamie Coward
8th Kamil Holan
10th Didier Grams
14th David Datzer
16th Nico Müller
21st Paul Manx
22nd Jean-Pierre Polet
28th Ricky Wagner
DNF Foti Psomadakis

Results Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship, Slovakiaring - Superbike class:

Race 1:

4th Karel Hanika (Mercury Racing Team)
6th Christopher Kemmer (Bertl K. Racing Team)
8th Matej Smrz (Mercury Racing Team)
9th Miloš Cihak (BMW Motorrad Czech)
11th Mike Wohner (Dunlop Racing)
12th Christian Wiesinger Mayr (PSV Wels)
20th Peter Duchyna
DNF Wolfgang Gammer (Heating Factory)
DNF Rene Gebetsroither (PSV Wels)
DNF Ireneusz Sikora (BMW Sikora Motorsport)
DNF Martin Choy (Eko BMW Motorrad)
DNF Richard Balcar (BMW Motorrad Czech)
DNS Bartlomiej Lewandowski (Team LRP Poland)

Race 2:

2nd Karel Hanika (+ fastest race lap)
5th Christopher Kemmer
8th Matej Smrz
11th Wolfgang Gammer
14th Rene Gebetsroither
19th Martin Choy
21st Peter Duchyna
22nd Ireneusz Sikora
DNF Richard Balcar
DNF Christian Wiesinger Mayr
DNF Mike Wohner
DNF Bartlomiej Lewandowski
DNS Miloš Cihak

Results Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship, Slovakiaring - Superstock class:

Race 1:

1st Michal Filla (BMW Sikora Motorsport) (+ fastest race lap)
2nd Arnaud Friedrich (Team LRP Poland)
4th Michal Prášek (Rohac-Fejta Motoracing Team)
13th Michal Šembera (TME racing team)
15th Dominik Juda (TME racing)
17th Ladislav Chmelik (KBS Team)
18th Piotr Falat (Piotr Falat Racing)
19th Bartlomiej Moranski (BMP Motors)
22nd Jaroslav Szczesny (LRP Poland)
25th Antonin Moravec (Exteria Racing Team)

Race 2:

1st Michal Filla (+ fastest race lap)
2nd Arnaud Friedrich
4th Michal Prášek
11th Michal Šembera
16th Ladislav Chmelik
17th Piotr Falat
18th Bartlomiej Moranski
20th Jaroslav Szczesny
DNF Dominik Juda

Results Italian Superbike Championship, Mugello:

Race 1:

5th Luca Vitali (DMR Racing)
7th Christian Gamarino (Tutapista Corse)
8th Axel Bassani (DMR Racing)
11th Alex Bernardi (DMR Racing)
16th Francesco Ciacci (DMR Racing)

Race 2:

5th Luca Vitali
6th Axel Bassani
7th Christian Gamarino
14th Francesco Ciacci
17th Alex Bernardi

Results Italian National Trophy 1000, Mugello:


3rd Luca Salvadori
4th Federico D'Annunzio
6th Alessandro Polita
8th Remo Castellarin
9th Michele Magnoni
10th Agatino Alex Sgroi
15th Federico Napoli
2nd Luigi Scalzone
25th Marco Guerriero
26th Stefano Marcaccioli
27th Fabio Massei
DNF Jacopo Schiro
DNF Nicola Scagliarini

Results MotoAmerica, VIRginia International Raceway - Superbike class:

Race 1:

8th Danny Eslick (Scheibe Racing)

Race 2:

7th Danny Eslick

Results MotoAmerica, VIRginia International Raceway - Superstock class:


1st Travis Wyman (Weir Everywhere Racing) (+ fastest race lap)
6th Timothy Bemisderfer (Big'un Motorsports)