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BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Munich, Germany, 31/10/2018, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Top-6 finish at the WorldSBK finale

Turbulent final WorldSBK round in Qatar

The 2018 season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship drew to a close at the weekend, at the “Losail International Circuit” near Doha, Qatar. Loris Baz, from the Gulf Althea BMW team, claimed another top-six placing at the finale.

The NextGen Motorsports Team was in action in the supporting programme for the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix – with a successful appearance from Glenn Allerton. You can find all results of the weekend in an overview below.

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Doha, Qatar

The “Losail International Circuit” near Doha, in the deserts of Qatar, hosted the final round of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship 2018 at the weekend. The schedule featured the final two races of the year, on Friday and Saturday. Loris Baz, of the Gulf Althea BMW team, rounded off the season by recording another top-six placing with his BMW S 1000 RR having finished the first race on Friday in sixth place.

That became last race of the year, as the desert circuit was then battered by storms so severe that Saturday's event had to be called off. Extreme downpours and a massive sandstorm led to extremely poor track conditions with standing water on the asphalt. For security reasons, the decision was made to abandon the second race.

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia

Two weeks after the finale in the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK), the NextGen Motorsports Team returned to compete at the renowned “Phillip Island Circuit” south-east of Melbourne. Three Superbike races took place as part of the supporting programme for the MotoGP Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix. BMW racer Glenn Allerton was one of the top performers in a starting field that boasted some outstanding riders.

Racing against names such as Troy Bayliss and Troy Herfoss, Allerton claimed one win, one second place and one third place. After adding up the results from all the races, Allerton secured second place on the podium in the overall standings for the Superbike meeting.

Results FIM Superbike World Championship, Doha:

Race 1:

6th Loris Baz (Gulf Althea BMW)

Race 2:


Results Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, Phillip Island:

Race 1:

2nd Glenn Allerton (NextGen Motorsports)
14th Aleksandar Savin
17th Brian Kozan
DNF Mark Fletcher

Race 2:

1st Glenn Allerton (+ fastest race lap)
14th Aleksandar Savin
DNF Brian Kozan

Race 3:

3rd Glenn Allerton
15th Aleksandar Savin
18th Brian Kozan
20th Mark Fletcher