BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Brands Hatch, Le Mans, Road Atlanta, Suzuka, 22/04/2015, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
After securing third place in qualifying, Ryuichi Kiyonari fought his way to fourth place in both races on Sunday at Brands Hatch, in the second round of the British Superbike Championship (BSB).
His Buildbase BMW Motorrad team-mate Lee Jackson rode two solid races as he finished 18th and 23rd respectively. RAF Reserves BMW rider Peter Hickmann crashed in the first race, but was able to limit the damage with 14th place in the second race.
After a fall in the first race, Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing rider Tommy Bridewell hit back in race two at Brands Hatch to take sixth place. The BMW S 1000 RR rider was able to overcome the intense attentions of three fellow riders during an eventful 25-lap race to pick up important championship points.
Michael Laverty, also of the Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing team, didn’t finish as highly as he would have expected or hoped, finishing 13th in race one to still collect points, before placing 19th in the second race.
In the Superstock class, the Pirelli National Superstock Championship, BMW Tyco rider Alastair Seeley looked certain for victory until the very last corner. However, a frayed cable under his seat meant he lost drive on the final straight and he crossed the finish line in fifth. At 4.7 seconds behind, Donington Park race winner Hudson Kennaugh clinched third place on the podium for his Trik-Moto Racing BMW Team. Both BMW riders remain in the top five in the overall standings.
As at the season opener at Donington Park, Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen took their LCR BMW S 1000 RR to second place at the second round of the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) in Le Mans. Mike Roscher and Anna Burkard took their LCR BMW from eighth on the starting grid to a finish of sixth in the race.
BMW S 1000 RR rider Marcel Irnie wrapped up two impressive top-ten results in the second race weekend of the MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Championship (AMA) at Road Atlanta. After a tenth-placed finish in the first race of the second round, the second race was postponed due to torrential rain. When it did start, the race took place on a wet track, but Irnie was able to hold on for ninth position in the Superstock 1000 class.
In the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ), CONFIA Flex Motorrad39 rider Daisaku Sakai scored 15th place on his BMW S 1000 RR at Suzuka. He came in ahead of Kohji Teramoto, also racing a BMW S 1000 RR for the Team Tras135HP. Sakai had started from 17th on the grid, and was able to work his way up the order during the race. Teramoto significantly improved on his starting position of 22nd, to gain six positions during the 20-lap race.