BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Munich, 17/12/2014, BMW Motorrad Motorsport
The 2014 season gave BMW Motorrad many sporting highlights: the Hawk Racing rider Michael Dunlop wrote motorsport history by grabbing three magnificent victories on his S 1000 RR at the Isle of Man TT. He also became the first BMW Champion since Georg ‘Schorsch’ Meier 75 years ago. The Italia SBK squad’s performance throughout the entire Superbike World Championship was no less impressive – seven glorious EVO class victories. And last but not least, Ryuichi Kiyonari was the first BMW rider to win a British Superbike Championship race. To ensure things continue on this ideal racing line, BMW Motorrad Motorsport will now lay the foundations for next season.
In the hard-fought 1000 cubic class of the International German Championship there was no getting around the BMW S 1000 RR and HP4 riders this year: reigning Champion Marco Nekvasil and championship runner-up Lucy Glöckner collected ten victories together. The remaining five winner trophies went to the rapid S 1000 RR rider Dominik Vincon.
Towards the end of the season, BMW motorcycles also called the tune with Markus Reiterberger in the Superbike class: in the second last event at the Lausitzring, the freshly crowned Race Trophy winner excelled with two wins. A further victory in the season finale at Hockenheim underlined these great results.
In both the Endurance World Championship as well as national motorbike and Superbike championships in Spain, France, South Africa, Italy, Canada and Brazil, privateer BMW motorcycle racers clinched innumerable titles, wins and podium positions. The first ever pole position for a Superstock bike in the eight hours of Oschersleben as well as the spectacular Open class victory in the 24 hours of Le Mans by the S 1000 RR from the Penz13.com team remain unforgettable memories.
In the French Superbike Championship, RR rider Emilien Jaillet won the European Bikes class title. Frenchman Matthieu Lussiana became the first European on his RR to secure the Brazilian Superbike Championship crown.
The championship runner-up titles in the Super GP class of the South African Motorcycle Championship, the British Superbike Championship as well as the SBK privateers class in the Spanish Superbike Championship went to the RR riders Lance Isaacs, Ryuichi Kiyonari and Eeki Kuparinen respectively.
These racing heroes on two wheels have two things in common: an irrepressible will to win and their participation in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. BMW Motorrad once again demonstrated its pioneering role in motorsport with this innovative motorsport concept – after all, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is the first cross-continent classification for BMW motorcycle racers.
It wasn’t without reason that 69 participants from every corner of the earth registered and, in doing so, not only enjoyed the support by HP Race Support, but are now also a part of a unique community of BMW motorcycle teams, riders and customers.
The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is already today a competition that knows no bounds with 206 races in 15 championships on 62 race tracks in 19 countries on six continents. But that’s not all: in 2015, further racing series are added and one thing is certain today – 2015 will be an exciting BMW Motorrad Race Trophy year.
The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy film shows the 2014 season highlights – sense the adrenaline and enjoy the fascination of racing. And exactly this fascination is the special element at BMW Motorrad Motorsport.