BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Munich, Germany, 15/06/2016, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
It was the perfect conclusion to an extremely successful Isle of Man Tourist Trophy: The prestigious Senior TT marked the end of the racing week on the Isle of Man – and produced another one-two result for the BMW S 1000 RR. Michael Dunlop once again set new records on his Hawk Racing RR and claimed a victory to add to his win in the Superbike TT. Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) rounded off a successful event in second place and also took the lead in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy courtesy to this result.
Portimão was the venue for the second meeting of the 2016 season in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), hosting the 12-hour race at the weekend. The best result for BMW was recorded by the Voelpker NRT48 by Schubert Motors team number 48 BMW S 1000 RR. Bastien Mackels, Dominik Vincon and Stefan Kerschbaumer finished in seventh place overall, securing the second podium position in the Superstock class (EWC STK). The Voelpker team now heads the championship leaderboard in the EWC STK and Mackels, Vincon and Kerschbaumer are leading the riders’ standings. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, the trio improved to third place. The Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU had a “déjà-vu” experience at the race. As had already happened at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, just two riders had to complete most of the race: Roland Resch and Lukáš Pešek. Their team-mate Martin Choy broke a rib in qualifying and could only manage 40 laps at the start of the 12-hour marathon. Pešek and Resch then took turns to ride the number 52 RR and were still able to claim a place in the overall top ten.
The fourth race in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship 2016 (CEV) took place at the Circuit de Catalunya near Barcelona. The race was interrupted after four laps, as an airfence had to be repaired when a rider crashed due to a technical problem. Another seven laps were completed after the restart. Maximilian Scheib rode his Targobank EasyRace SBK team BMW S 1000 RR to another second-place finish. This result allowed Scheib to defend his overall championship lead.
Third race, third win: That is how things look for BMW racer Danilo Lewis in the SuperBike Brasil 2016 (BRSBK). The TecFil Racing Team rider maintained his perfect record, winning the third race of the season in Sao Paulo. This time, he crossed the line six seconds ahead of his nearest rival. As in the previous two races, Lewis also recorded the fastest lap time on his RR. He extended his lead in the championship standings.
The third race of the season in the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Racing Championship (MFJ) had to be cancelled last weekend. The Japanese circuit had been severely damaged by an earthquake in April. The MFJ race scheduled to take place in September in Autopolis has also been cancelled, and no replacement events are planned.
The following section provides a summary of all results for BMW riders from last weekend:
1st Michael Dunlop (Hawk Racing) (+ new lap record)
2nd Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW)
7th Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT Racing)
8th Lee Johnston (East Coast Construction / Burdens)
12th Martin Jessopp (Riders Motorcycles BMW)
16th Sam West (Ice Valley Four Anjels Racing)
18th Dominic Herbertson (Herbertson Racing)
21st John Ingram (Pipe Werx BMW)
22nd Kamil Holan (IVR BMW Motorrad CSEU)
24th Mark Parrett (C & C Ltd IOM)
26th Danny Webb (Team Penz13.com BMW Motorrad)
27th Ian Pattinson (Weardale Racing Ltd)
30th David Hewson (Obsession Engineering)
31st Marco Pagani (Team Franciacorta Corse by RMS)
33rd Alessandro Polita (Penz 13 Racing)
35th Eric Wilson (PRB Econoloft Racing)
7th Voelpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors (Bastien Mackels, Dominik Vincon, Stefan Kerschbaumer) (2nd STK class)
10th Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU (Martin Choy, Lukáš Pešek, Roland Resch) (6th SBK class)
15th Tecmas Racing Team – BMW (Dominique Platet, Camille Hedelin, Clive Rambure) (9th SBK class)
16th GERT 56 HMT by rs speedbikes (Petr Bičiště, Pedro Vallcaneras, Didier Grams) (7th STK class)
20th Team LRP Poland (Pawel Górka, Marcin Walkowiak, Gwen Giabbani) (10th SBK class)
2nd Maximilian Scheib (Targobank EasyRace SBK Team) (+ fastest race lap)
10th Roberto Blazquez (ARC Competicion)
DNF Santiago Barragán (Targobank EasyRace SBK Team)
1st Danilo Lewis (TecFil Racing Team) (+ fastest race lap)
5th Alex Borges (PRT – Pitico Racing Team)
10th Diego Petrel (BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing)
21st Pablo Nunes (BH Racing)
22nd Sebastiano Zerbo (BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing)
12th Steve Rapp (Scheibe Racing)
16th Jeremy Cook (Dead Presidents Racing)
12th Steve Rapp
16th Jeremy Cook