BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Munich, Germany, 16/10/2018, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers continue to pick up titles on a weekly basis. Tyco BMW rider Keith Farmer was crowned champion of the British Superbike Championship Superstock class (BSB STK) at the weekend. This is the ninth title overall for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport community this season.
In the Superbike class (BSB SBK), Peter Hickman in fifth place overall was the best BMW rider. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) made its first appearance in Argentina this weekend and in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), BMW rider Ted Collins ended the season as “Rookie of the Year”. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.
The finale of the 2018 British Superbike Championship (BSB) ended with a title win for the BMW S 1000 RR. In the Superstock class (BSB STK), Tyco BMW rider Keith Farmer was crowned champion without even finishing the final race of the year having retired in wet, difficult conditions. He had started the final race as championship leader with an advantage of 10.5 points, which was ultimately enough to claim the title, as his closest rival Billy McConnell also retired. Farmer took a total of four wins this season.
Although the new champion didn’t see the chequered flag, his fellow BMW riders brought home a one-two-three result at the finale. Taylor MacKenzie was victorious on the Bathams Racing RR, Alex Olsen (ASTRO – JJR Racing) finished second, and Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing) secured the third spot on the podium.
“It’s been emotional . . . when we got the board to say that Billy was out, I lost all concentration and went into the second turn 40mph too fast probably and lost the front! We came to win the championship and that’s what we have done. It’s nice to be able to reward the hard-working Tyco BMW team with a fourth British Championship win. It’s also my fourth British Championship title; they don’t get any less meaningful by any means, but the one I want next is the Superbike title - so that’s the goal next year. Thank you to the whole Tyco BMW team and sponsors for their continued hard work and support, along with my personal sponsors, without whom I would not be where I am today.”
Three Superbike class (BSB SBK) races were scheduled for the final weekend, one on Saturday and two on Sunday. Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing) crossed the finish line in fifth, sixth and ninth place respectively. In the championship standings, Hickman, in fifth place overall, is the best-placed BMW rider. Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) clinched a fifth and a fourth place in the wet races on Sunday but had retired in Saturday’s heat. His team-mate Michael Laverty recorded a tenth place on Saturday but did not finish Sunday’s races.
The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) broke new ground at the weekend when the world championship made its first appearance in Argentina. The brand new “Circuito San Juan Villicum” in the west of the country hosted the penultimate event of the 2018 season. The new track was inaugurated with the WorldSBK races.
Loris Baz, of the Gulf Althea BMW Team, finished the first of the two Argentinian races in ninth place. In race two on Sunday, the Frenchman crossed the finish line in eleventh place.
The 2018 season finale of the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) took place at the famous “Phillip Island Circuit” to the south-east of Melbourne. In the first of the two races on Sunday, NextGen Motorsports team’s Glenn Allerton, back in action on the BMW S 1000 RR after an injury break, finished in fourth place. His young team-mate, rookie Ted Collins, finished seventh. In race two, 19-year-old Collins recorded his best ASBK result to date, crossing the finish line in fourth place. Allerton retired from the race. Collins ended the season with an award, being crowned “Rookie of the Year.”
5th Peter Hickman (Smiths Racing)
10th Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
16th Sylvain Barrier (Smiths Racing
18th Joe Francis (Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad)
DNF Martin Jessopp (Ridersmotorcycles.com BMW)
DNF Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
5th Christian Iddon
6th Peter Hickman
DNF Michael Laverty
DNF Sylvain Barrier
DNF Joe Francis
DNF Martin Jessopp
4th Christian Iddon
9th Peter Hickman
10th Sylvain Barrier
DNF Joe Francis
DNF Michael Laverty
1st Taylor MacKenzie (Bathams Racing) (+ fastest race lap)
2nd Alex Olsen (ASTRO – JJR Racing)
3rd Michael Rutter (Bathams Racing)
7th Paul McClung (McClung Racing)
9th Barry Teasdale (TwoTwoFour BMW)
10th Sam Coventry (Lloyd & Jones Bowker Motorrad)
12th Dean Hipwell (CDH Racing)
13th Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown Ltd.)
14th Joe Morphett (ASJ Racing)
21st Daniel Cooper (Impcross Engineering / DCM)
23rd Jordan Rushby (Alliance Steel Racing)
DNF Keith Farmer (Tyco BMW Motorrad)
DNF Anthony Johnson (AJ Team Racing)
DNF Ben Godfrey (Team IMR)
9th Loris Baz (Gulf Althea BMW)
11th Loris Baz
4th Glenn Allerton (NextGen Motorsports)
7th Ted Collins (NextGen Motorsports)
4th Ted Collins
DNF Glenn Allerton
• BMW MOTORRAD RACE TROPHY 2018 – CURRENT STANDINGS
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• BRITISH SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP (BSB)
• MOTUL FIM SUPERBIKE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (WorldSBK)
• AUSTRALIAN SUPERBIKE CHAMPIONSHIP (ASBK)