BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Donington Park, England and Circuit of the Americas, Texas, 15/04/2015, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen took second place at the opening round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship with their LCR BMW S 1000 RR machine. The four-time World Champions had started from fifth on the grid and battled forward bravely. German Mike Roscher and his Swiss co-rider Anna Burkard took fifth place with their LCR BMW Sidecar.
Mathew Orange finished in the points in the season opener of the newly organized MotoAmerica AMA series, formerly AMA Superbikes. Coinciding with the MotoGP World Championship round at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas, the first two races of the MotoAmerica AMA season took place. Orange had finished in qualifying in 11th. In the first race he took eighth place, but he crashed out in the second. In the Superstock 1000 races Marcel Irnie rode the BMW S 1000 RR to 12th and eighth.
Belgian rider Bastien Mackels has broken his elbow and hand during testing at Zolder. So he will miss out on competing in the Le Mans 24 Hours classic with the BMW Motorrad France Team Penz13.com. He will be replaced by the Australian Gareth Jones. Mackels has since been operated on and is hoping to get back in the saddle as soon as possible. His participation in the opening round of the Superbike IDM series in the International German Championship on the first weekend in May at the Lausitzring is in doubt.