BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Cognelée, Belgium, 14/10/2015, BMW Motorrad Community
Thanks to its numerous successes over many years, Herpigny Motors is an established name in motorcycle racing. And the Belgium team can look back on another impressive haul this season: BMW Motorrad Racing Team Herpigny Motors won the championship title in all four championships contested by its riders Vincent Lonbois and Sébastien Le Grelle in 2015.
Lonbois finished the season as a triple champion: He won the BeNeCup, held for the first time this year, the national Belgian championship and the Open Dutch Championship ONK. Le Grelle clinched the title win in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) on his BMW S 1000 RR.
The BeNeCup jointly hosted by the Belgian and Dutch motorcycle associations unites races in the national Belgian championship and the Open Dutch Championship ONK under one roof. The riders pick up points for three championships in these races: All riders are classified in the BeNeCup and the ONK, and the riders licensed with the Belgian association also pick up points for the Belgian championship. The dominant team this season was Herpigny's team – supported by BMW Motorrad Motorsport.
Lonbois celebrated eight wins, one second place and three third places in the BeNeCup. With a total of 288 points, he was the first to receive the championship crown in this new, cross-border championship. Le Grelle finished second overall with 227 points to his name.
The Herpigny duo also secured the top two spots in the overall standings of the national Belgian championship with a clear lead. In this classification Lonbois picked up ten wins, two second places and three third places, which saw him end the season with a haul of 351 points. With 285 points to his name, Le Grelle was second overall – with a comfortable advantage of 111 points over third place. In the Open Dutch Championship, Lonbois clinched the title win with 308 points (eight wins, two second places and three third places). Le Grelle finished third in this championship, with 227 points.
In Road Racing it was le Grelle who claimed the championship crown for Herpigny. In the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC), he celebrated seven wins this season, and also finished on the podium three times in second place and once in third place. This saw him bag a total of 264 points, 72 more than the rider in second place overall, fellow BMW rider Johan Fredriks.