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BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Goiânia, Brazil, 01/07/2015, Moto 1000 GP / Campeonato Brasileiro de Motovelocidade

Race Trophy: 100 participants, Lussiana leads

100 participants in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

This week was the deadline for registration for the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – and the interest among BMW Motorrad privateers from all over the world has been overwhelming. Even in the inaugural season of the innovative competition for privateers, in 2014, an impressive 69 riders registered. However, the field is far bigger again this year: no fewer than 100 BMW privateers from 21 different countries and six continents have registered for the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.

The 100 entrants race for 66 different teams and score points towards the Race Trophy in 22 individual championship classes throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, North America, South America and Africa. As such, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is a global success model.

Lussiana back on top

The top positions in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy are fiercely contested. As race events from one series or another are scheduled on every weekend, the standings are constantly on the move and the lead changes on an almost weekly basis. A competition cannot get more exciting than this.

This week, France’s Matthieu Lussiana moved back to the top of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – with another successful outing in the Moto 1000 GP series in Brazil. He had surrendered the lead at the start of June, but is now back in the number one spot. He is followed in second and third in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy standings by Roberto Tamburini (FIM Superstock 1000 Cup) and Markus Reiterberger (SUPERBIKE*IDM). Both had also led the competition in recent weeks. The scoring period runs until 22nd November – and the race for the top positions is guaranteed to be a thriller until then.

Lussiana’s route back to the top

On his way back to the top of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Lussiana enjoyed another successful weekend at the third round of the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP (MT1GP STK GP) series. Having won the first two races of the season, the BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing rider now headed to the “Autódromo Internacional Ayrton Senna” in Goiânia for the third round of the year.

Lussiana secured pole position on his BMW S 1000 RR on Saturday, and set his sights on his third win of the season on Sunday. The race developed into a real thriller, in which he was embroiled in an exciting duel with his main rival Diego Pierluigi. Lussiana led the race for almost the entire distance, and Pierluigi was only able to move to the head of the field and snatch victory at the very end. Lussiana came home just 0.055 seconds back in second place.

“I made a mistake at the start of the final lap, but almost got past him again. However, the most important thing is the championship,” said Lussiana. He now holds a comfortable lead in the championship – after an almost perfect weekend with pole position, second in the race, and the fastest lap, which was also a new lap record.

His BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing team-mate Sebastián Porto was also among the fastest riders in every practice session, but crashed out heavily in the first qualifying session. In doing so, he fractured his tibia. The entire BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes Sebastián a speedy recovery!