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BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Munich, Germany, 21/09/2016, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Two titles for the BMW family

An overview of the weekend’s racing action

World-class weekend for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport community: Pekka Päivärinta and Kirsi Kainulainen rode to the historic title in the FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) in Donington. Taylor Mackenzie was also victorious at the same track and claimed the second title win of the weekend. He was crowned champion in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK) – in a race in which the BMW S 1000 RR got a one-two-three result. And as if that wasn’t enough: The BMW racers celebrated further success at the weekend. We have produced a compact summary of all of the results.

The ninth and final race of the FIM Sidecar World Championship in Donington (GB) turned into a gripping finale in the fight for the title. The Finnish duo Pekka Päivarinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) rode into second place in their sidecar powered by a BMW S 1000 RR engine, thereby clinching the World Champion title with a lead of 18 points (for more information, see the separate news article).

The weekend of champions was rounded off by Taylor Mackenzie: In Donington, in the penultimate race of the season, he clinched the title in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship. Mackenzie celebrate the sixth win of the season on his BMW S 1000 RR of Buildbase BMW Motorrad. The RR riders were dominant once again in this race, the eleventh of the year. With Mackenzie in first place, Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT) in second place and Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW) in third place, BMW got a one-two-three result; additionally, no fewer than nine RRs crossed the finish line in the top ten positions. There was also a podium position in the Superbike class (BSB SBK): Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW) clinched third place in the second of the two races in that class.

The MOTUL FIM World Superbike Championship (WorldSBK) headed to the Lausitzring after a long summer break. In the race on Saturday, Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team) finished in fourth place for the third time this season. He missed out on the podium by less than a second. Heavy rain and poor visibility meant that the race on Sunday started with a 45-minute delay. There were numerous falls on the extremely slippery track. Joshua Brookes on his Milwaukee BMW S 1000 RR finished seventh in these treacherous conditions, which saw him achieve his best result to date in the WorldSBK.

The FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC) kicked off the 2016/17 season with the legendary 24-hour race "Bol d’Or" in Le Castellet. The Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors team achieved a strong tenth place in the overall standings and fourth place in the Superstock class. The #48 BMW S 1000 RR was ridden by Christof Höfer, Christopher Kemmer and Florian Galotte. The Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU team (Julian Mayer, Roland Resch, Marin Ivanov) also reached the finish line, in 29th place.

The FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) has also returned from its break and held its sixth race of the season at the Lausitzring. The race took place in treacherous rain. The best-place BMW rider was Luca Vitali (Team 2R Racing) in eighth.

Full programme at the Lausitzring: The Superbike IDM / International German Motorcycle Championship (IDM) was also in action there at the weekend. The BMW S 1000 RR claimed two podium positions in difficult conditions. In the first race, Pepijn Bijsterbosch (Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) finished third in the Superstock class (IDM STK). In race two, Lucy Glöckner (MCA) climbed onto the podium in third place in this class.

The third round of the 2016 Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) was held at Sepang at the weekend. In the Superbike class (MSC SBK), Colin Butler (AP Racing) finished in tenth and fifth position. Linggam Rammoo was eighth in both races. In the Superstock class (MSC STK) , the best BMW result was achieved by Nasarudin Mat Yusop (BMW Malaysia), finishing fifth in race two.

The following provides an overview of all of the weekend’s results:

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Donington

2nd Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing)
6th Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing)

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at the Lausitzring

Race 1:

4th Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team)
14th Joshua Brookes (Milwaukee BMW)
DNF Karel Abraham (Milwaukee BMW)
DNF Markus Reiterberger (Althea BMW Racing Team)

Race 2:

7th Joshua Brookes
15th Karel Abraham
DNF Markus Reiterberger
DNF Jordi Torres

FIM Endurance World Championship in Le Castellet

Bol d’Or:

10th #48 Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors (Christof Höfer, Christopher Kemmer, Florian Galotte) (4th STK class)
29th #52 Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU (Julian Mayer, Roland Resch, Marin Ivanov) (15th EWC class)
DNF #88 Tecmas Racing Team – BMW (Camille Hedelin, Dominique Platet, Louis Rossi)
DNF #56 GERT 56 HMT by RS speedbikes (Didier Grams, Rico Löwe, Oliver Skach)
DNF #13 Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team (Kenny Foray, Alex Cudlin, Matthieu Lussiana)

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup at the Lausitzring

8th Luca Vitali (Team 2R Racing)
10th Raffaele De Rosa (Althea BMW Racing Team)
24th Federico D’Annunzio (FDA Racing Team)
DNF Eric Vionnet (Motos Vionnet)

British Superbike Championship in Donington

Superbike race 1:

6th Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
8th Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing)
10th Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing)
11th Jakub Smrz (Smiths Racing BMW)
12th Lee Jackson (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
17th Josh Wainwright (Lloyd & Jones/PR)
DNF Alastair Seeley (Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve)

Superbike race 2:

3rd Christian Iddon
5th Richard Cooper
11th Lee Jackson
12th Jakub Smrz
13th Michael Laverty
18th Josh Wainwright

Superstock race:

1st Taylor Mackenzie (Buildbase BMW Motorrad) (+ fastest lap race)
2nd Michael Rutter (Bathams SMT)
3rd Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing)
5th Alex Olsen (Power Projects Racing)
6th Adam Jenkinson (NEI Motorsport)
7th Chrissy Rouse (CECS / Mission Racing)
8th Ashley Beech (Jones-Dorling Racing)
9th Leon Jeacock (Geo E Davies Racing)
10th Barry Teasdale (Green Chem / Bob Henderson Racing)
12th Tom Tunstall (Integro)
13th Benjamin Godfrey (LED Solutions BMW)
17th Daniel Wagstaff (Magicup Racing)
DNF Joshua Elliott (Tyco BMW Motorrad Racing)
DNF Rob McNealy (McNealy Brown Ltd.)
DNF Scott Pitchers (Saul Brothers)

Superbike IDM / International German Championship at the Lausitzring

Race 1:

6th Pepijn Bijsterbosch (Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) (3rd STK class)
7th Jan Bühn (Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) (4th STK class)
10th Lucy Glöckner (MCA) (7th STK class)
13th Marc Neumann (Neumann Racing) (9th STK class)
14th Arnaud Friedrich (penz13.com) (10th STK class)
15th Andrzej Pawelec (11th STK class)
19th Bartlomiej Wiczynski (BMW Sikora Motorsport) (15th STK class)
20th Philipp Gengelbach (Gengelbach Motorsport) (16th STK class)
21st Björn Stuppi (Team Bergau) (17th STK class)
DNF Bastien Mackels (Wilbers-BMW-Racing)
DNF Ireneusz Sikora (Wilbers-BMW-Racing)
DNF Michal Filla

Race 2:

5th Lucy Glöckner (3rd STK class)
6th Pepijn Bijsterbosch (4th STK class)
7th Jan Bühn (5th STK class)
11th Marc Neumann (8th STK class)
13th Arnaud Friedrich (10th STK class)
14th Bartlomiej Wiczynski (11th STK class)
15th Björn Stuppi (12th STK class)
DNF Michal Filla
DNF Philipp Gengelbach

Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang

Superbike race 1:

8th Linggam Rammoo (Sportsrider Racing Team)
10th Colin Butler (AP Racing)
12th Mohamad Nasr Mohamad Demajati (HKM TimesBike Racing Team)
14th Mohd Fitri Imran Mahadzir (HKM TimesBike Racing Team)
15th Muhammad Ikwan Ibrahim
DNF Ahmad Abas

Superbike race 2:

5th Colin Butler
8th Linggam Rammoo
13th Mohd Fitri Imran Mahadzir
15th Muhammad Ikwan Ibrahim
DNF Ahmad Abbas
DNF Mohamad Nasr Mohamad Demajati

Superstock race 1:

6th Sharulnizam Ramli (Marissa Motorsport)
7th Azwan Abdul Malek (S4M Motorsports)
10th Dominic Chang (SportsRider Racing Team)
14th Nasarudin Mat Yusop (BMW Malaysia)
23rd Linggam Rammoo
DNF Abdul Aziz Al Ikram Yaakub
DNF Mohd Zairie Zaharuddin

Superstock race 2:

5th Nasarudin Mat Yusop
8th Azwan Abdul Malek
12th Linggam Rammoo
13th Abdul Aziz Al Ikram Yaakub
17th Dominic Chang
DNF Sharulnizam Ramli
DNF Mohd Zairie Zaharuddin