Munich, 13th August 2014. It was again a busy weekend for the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport: they were on site at Britain’s Oulton Park and the Netherlands’ Assen to support the BMW Motorrad customer teams in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) and the International German Motorcycle Championship (SUPERBIKE*IDM). Again they had reason to celebrate, as the BMW S 1000 RR proved to be a winning bike once more.
Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP) celebrated a stunning double victory at the Oulton Park round of the BSB. At the SUPERBIKE*IDM round at Assen, BMW Motorrad Motorsport customers claimed strong results in an exciting first race. The second race, however, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, the participants from both the BSB and SUPERBIKE*IDM made up ground.
British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.
The fans of the British Superbike Championship (BSB) were offered an action-packed weekend at Oulton Park (GB). For the seventh round of the 2014 season, no fewer than three races were scheduled in the premier class, the Superbike category. The man to beat was Japanese Ryuichi Kiyonari from the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team. He celebrated a double victory on his BMW S 1000 RR, which is prepared with support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport. In race one, which was held in dry conditions, he stormed from tenth on the grid to take the victory. For race two the conditions had changed to wet, but this did not prevent Kiyonari from claiming his second win of the weekend. The third and final race saw changing conditions, with the track drying out but still damp in places. Kiyonari again rode hard, but this time he had to settle for fourth.
Patric Muff (CH / Batham’s Prize Winning Ales) was 12th in race one and tenth in race two on his BMW S 1000 RR, but retired in race three. His team-mate Michael Rutter (GB) finished two of the races in 11th. Lee Jackson (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) claimed 15th and 16th respectively in races one and two, but also retired in race three.
Jackson also races successfully in the Superstock class of the BSB. One week after his first victory at Thruxton (GB), he finished fourth in the race at Oulton Park. Directly behind him was Hudson Kennaugh (ZA / Linxcel Moto Racing) in fifth. Kiyonari, Muff, Rutter, Jackson and Kennaugh are all taking part in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy and collected points to make up several positions in the standings. Currently the best placed rider among them in the rankings is Jackson, who climbed from 17th to 12th.
SUPERBIKE IDM in Assen.
The iconic “TT Circuit” in Assen (NL) hosted the sixth round of the 2014 International German Motorcycle Championship (SUPERBIKE*IDM). Teams and riders faced what Assen is known for: unpredictable weather. Heavy rain on Sunday flooded the track, forcing the organisers to cancel the second of the two scheduled races.
Race one was held in dry conditions. The best privateer BMW Motorrad rider was Markus Reiterberger (DE) on his BMW S 1000 RR from the Van Zon Remeha BMW Team. For most of the race he was fighting an exciting battle for second. On the penultimate lap he lost time when he went wide and so Reiterberger crossed the line in fourth, while he was followed in fifth by his team-mate Bastien Mackels (BE). Stefan Nebel (DE) also scored points, taking the chequered flag on his BMW HP4 from the Wilbers BMW Racing Team 11th overall and ninth in the Superbike class.
In the Superstock class, five BMW riders finished within the top six. The first Superstock rider to cross the line was guest starter Fabio Massei (IT), who normally competes in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. As Massei was not registered for the competition in Assen, Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenhauer), who took the chequered flag in second, received the full points haul for the winner. Lucy Glöckner (DE / Wilbers BMW Racing Team) finished the race in third, but was given the points for second. Marco Nekvasil (AT / Interwetten Racing by Fritze Tuning) crossed the line in fourth and received the points for third. He was followed by Leon Bovee (NL / Van Zon Rehema BMW) and Marc Neumann (DE / Neumann Racing).
In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, second placed Nekvasil reduced the gap to leader Michael Dunlop (GB / Isle of Man TT and BSB). Glöckner improved to sixth, while Reiterberger is currently seventh. Mackels climbed to tenth, while Vincon made up seven positions and is now 11th. Bovee, Nebel and Neumann also improved in the rankings, as did Thomas Hainthaler (DE) and Sergiy Grygorovych (UA).
2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
Status: 13th August 2014
|1||Michael Dunlop (GB)||IOMTT, BSB||199,38|
|2||Marco Nekvasil (AT)||IDM||174,50|
|3||Jordan Szoke (CA)||CSBK||153,50|
|4||Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FSBK||143,00|
|5||Emilien Jaillet (FR)||FSBK||143,00|
|6||Lucy Glöckner (DE)||IDM||141,00|
|7||Markus Reiterberger (DE)||IDM||140,50|
|8||Ivan Silva Alberola (ES)||CEV||129,00|
|9||Laurent Aymonin (FR)||FSBK||127,00|
|10||Bastien Mackels (BE)||IDM, EWC||112,75|
|11||Dominik Vincon (DE)||IDM||110,25|
|12||Lee Jackson (GB)||BSB||109,00|
|13||Alessandro Polita (IT)||CIV||105,00|
|14||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||SAM||102,75|
|15||Luca Conforti (IT)||CIV||101,25|
16. Daniel Rivas Fernandes (ES/CEV/101,00), 17. Michel Amalric (FR/FSBK/100,00), 18. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/BRSBK/99,50), 19. Leon Bovee (NL/IDM/95,25), 20. Michael Rutter (GB/IOMTT/BSB/92,00), 21. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB/91,00), 22. Gianluca Vizziello (IT/CIV/90,00), 23. Andy Rey (FR/FSBK/82,00), 24. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV/80,00), 25. Federico D‘Annunzio (IT/WSTK/78,00), 26. Febrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/75,00), 27. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/73,75), 28. Stefan Nebel (DE/IDM/73,50), 29. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM/70,50), 30. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/68,75), 31. Uwe Gürck (DE/SWC/64,32), 32. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB/62,00), 33. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM/60,00), 34. Janine Davies (ZA/SAM/58,05), 35. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/55,00), 36. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM/51,00), 37. Florian Drouin (FR/FSBK/48,00), 38. Jean Foray (FR/FSBK/45,00), 39. Björn Stuppi (DE/EWC/42,35), 40. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC/42,35), 41. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FSBK/41,00), 42. Jörg Steinhausen (DE/SWC/40,80), 43. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK/36,00), 44. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/EWC/34,73), 45. Sergiy Grygorovych (UA/IDM/30,00), 46. Robert Muresan (RO/WSTK/30,00), 47. Kohji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/EWC/28,96), 48. Lucas Barros (BR/BRSBK/27,00), 49. James Westmoreland (GB/BSB/19,50), 50. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK/18,00), 51. Lucas Teodoro (BR/BRSBK/18,00), 52. Tim Robinson (CA/CSBK/17,50), 53. Luciano Ribodino (AR/BRSBK/16,50), 54. Patric Muff (CH/BSB/15,50), 55. Alessio Velini (IT/CIV/15,00), 56. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/EWC/10,73), 57. Imre Toth (HU/WSBK/6,50), 58. David Datzer (DE/IDM/6,00), 59. Rémi Boitel (FR/FSBK/6,00), 60. Martjin Polinder (DK/IDM/3,00), 61. Peter Sebestyen (HU/WSBK/3,00), 62. Filip Altendorfer (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Florian Bauer (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Rico Löwe (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Didier Grams (DE/Macau Grand Prix/0,00