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BMW Motorrad Motorsport

Munich, Germany, 05/10/2016, BMW Motorrad Race Trophy

Podium finishes for De Rosa and Scheib

An overview of the weekend’s racing action

The 11th race weekend in the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) took place at Magny-Cours, France. As is so often the case at this time of year, the weather in France was changeable. The track was drying out during Saturday's race. The majority of the riders came into the pits at the midway point of the race, to change to slicks. The best-placed BMW rider was Joshua Brookes (Milwaukee BMW) in 12th place. He had started on slicks and did not make a pit stop. The Althea BMW Racing Team riders Jordi Torres and Markus Reiterberger changed their tyres after 15 minutes. They crossed the line in 14th and 17th respectively. Karel Abraham headed for the Milwaukee BMW pit lane after 20 minutes, and completed the race in 16th place. Matthieu Lussiana competed in his home race on the Team ASPI BMW S 1000 RR and finished in 20th. The track was dry for the second race on Sunday. The best BMW rider this time was Torres, in seventh place. Brookes, Reiterberger and Abraham finished in 11th, 12th and 16th respectively. Lussiana retired early in the race.

Magny-Cours also hosted the seventh, and penultimate, race in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000). Althea BMW Racing Team rider Raffaele De Rosa was able to make progress in the battle for the title. He claimed third place on his BMW S 1000 RR and is now just seven points behind championship leader Leandro Mercado. The decisive race will take place in Jerez on 16th October.

It was also the penultimate race weekend in the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV). Maximilian Scheib reached the podium twice, finishing second on his Targobank EasyRace SBK team RR in both races. The young Chilean rider is now in second place overall in the championship rankings. His team-mate Marcos Solorza finished fifth in both races.

The British Superbike Championship (BSB) visited Assen, the Netherlands, at the weekend. Two races took place in the Superbike class (BSB SBK). The best-placed BMW rider was Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW), with two sixth-place finishes.

The following section provides you with an overview of the weekend’s results:

MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship in Magny-Cours

Race 1:

12th Joshua Brookes (Milwaukee BMW)
14th Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team)
16th Karel Abraham (Milwaukee BMW)
17th Markus Reiterberger (Althea BMW Racing Team)
20th Matthieu Lussiana (Team ASPI)

Race 2:

7th Jordi Torres
11th Joshua Brookes
12th Markus Reiterberger
16th Karel Abraham
DNF Matthieu Lussiana

FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Magny-Cours

3rd Raffaele De Rosa (Althea BMW Racing Team)
15th Eric Vionnet (Motos Vionnet)
21st Federico D’Annunzio (FDA Racing Team)
DNF Luca Vitali (Team 2R Racing)

FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Jerez

Race 1:

2nd Maximilian Scheib (Targobank EasyRace SBK Team)
5th Marcos Solorza (Targobank EasyRace SBK Team)
14th Roberto Blazquez (ARC Competición)

Race 2:

2nd Maximilian Scheib (+ fastest race lap)
5th Marcos Solorza 12th Roberto Blazquez

British Superbike Championship in Assen

Race 1:

6th Michael Laverty (Tyco BMW)
8th Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
12th Christian Iddon (Tyco BMW)
14th Jakub Smrz (Smiths Racing BMW)
15th Lee Jackson (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
18th Ryuichi Kiyonari (Smiths Racing BMW)
21st Alastair Seeley (Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve)
25th Ian Hutchinson (Tyco BMW)
26th Josh Wainwright (Lloyd & Jones/PR Racing BMW)
DNF Martin Jessopp (Ridersmotorcycles.com BMW)

Race 2:

6th Michael Laverty
8th Christian Iddon
10th Richard Cooper
11th Jakub Smrz
13th Lee Jackson
18th Ryuichi Kiyonari
21st Martin Jessopp
24th Ian Hutchinson
28th Josh Wainwright
DNF Alastair Seeley