BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Le Vigeant, France, 27/05/2015, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
At the third race weekend of the French Superbike Championship in Le Vigeant, the privateer BMW riders were strong once again in the races of the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), and secured four of six possible podium places. In the actual French Superbike Championship (FSBK), Nicolas Pouhair in fifth was the best-placed BMW privateer. But there was also some bad news: Emilien Jaillet was seriously injured after a fall. The entire BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes him a speedy recovery!
The BMW riders in the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), which is reserved for the motorcycles of European manufacturers, are used to success. And in Le Vigeant they were fighting in the top group in both races. A total of four of the six possible podium places went to the BMW privateers. In the first of the two races, Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) second, Michel Amalric (GD Performance) finished third. In race two it was Cyril's brother and team-mate, Florian Brunet-Lugardon, who finished second on the podium. Third place went to Bertrand Boyer (Team 974 Deux Zero). The BMW rider, who hails from the island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean, celebrated his first podium finish in the series.
The first of the two races in the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) was abandoned after a serious fall for Emilien Jaillet (ERT BMW Motorrad Club France). Among other things, the Frenchman received a double fracture to his femur and a fracture to his metacarpals. However, while in hospital, Jaillet announced that he is doing well considering the circumstances. The BMW Motorrad Motorsport family hopes to see him back on the racetrack soon.
In the "Superbikes", EVO and Stock bikes take to the track together in France. Nicolas Pouhair (MSC Courneuvien 93) finished in the best position of all BMW riders; he contests the FSBK on a EVO version of the RR. In the second of the two races, he finished sixth overall and was the fifth-best EVO rider. He retired in the first race. On the Stock version of the RR, Emeric Jonchière (ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) finished in 12th and 11th in the overall classification. This was seventh and sixth in the Stock classification. In the championship standings, Jonchière is still second in the Stock class.