BMW Motorrad Motorsport
Munich, Germany, 06/07/2016, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy
The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has been a global success from the word go, and continues to go from strength to strength. The deadline for registering for the 2016 season has now passed, and the competition boasts a new record number of entrants.
After 69 participants in its debut season in 2014, and 104 registrations last year, no fewer than 129 BMW riders from around the world have signed up for this year’s BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. They come from 25 countries on six continents and race for 82 teams in 27 different championship classes.
“We are very proud that the already great interest shown by our riders in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy continues to grow each year,” said Uwe Geyer, Head of BMW Motorrad Motorsport Marketing. “Our racing customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our philosophy is to offer the same support to all the riders wishing to race on BMW bikes. The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is an important pillar of this concept, which is aimed entirely at our customers.”
“This competition – the only one of its kind in the world – allows us to honour the success achieved out on the track by BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers,” Geyer continued. “We offer riders in national championships an international stage, on which to perform. At the same time, our global racing community grows even closer through this competition. The new record number of participants confirms that this concept is well-received among BMW racers around the world.”
The most successful participants will receive trophies, prize money and bonuses at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport Season Finale in December. The 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy boasts a prize purse of 100,000 Euros, which is divided among the top 15 riders. The winner can look forward to a cheque for 20,000 Euros. Championship bonuses are also up for grabs for teams and riders, as well as a “Race Finisher Bonus”, which is introduced this year.
The current leader is Michal Prášek with 262.00 Race Trophy points. The Czech races on the BMW S 1000 RR in the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK). Second place is currently held by Chilean Maximilian Scheib, who successfully races the RR in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV). He has 198.80 points to his tally. Directly behind follows Isle of Man winner Ian Hutchinson in third place with 198.50 points.