The BMW S 1000 RR continues its winning streak – Lussiana extends lead in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings
Munich (DE), 3rd June 2015. Last weekend, privateer BMW Motorrad riders claimed more wins and podium finishes in various countries and continents. Markus Reiterberger (DE) claimed his fifth win of the season and a runner-up position in the SUPERBIKE*IDM races at the Lausitzring (DE).
In the Superstock class, Lucy Glöckner (DE) stepped onto the podium for the first time this year. Roland Resch (AT) dominated the Hungarian round of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship with wins in both races. His fellow BMW riders in the championship claimed several podium positions. In Brazil, Matthieu Lussiana (FR) was victorious with his BMW S 1000 RR in the Moto 1000 GP championship. BMW Motorrad riders have also been in action in Japan and the US. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, Lussiana extended his lead, with Reiterberger and Resch storming towards the front.
2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
The number of participants in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has further increased. To date, 77 privateer BMW Motorrad riders from 54 different teams and 19 different nations have registered. With his win in the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP championship, Matthieu Lussiana (FR) has extended his lead again after he came under pressure last week. Lussiana now has 177.78 points to his tally. SUPERBIKE*IDM rider and last year’s BMW Motorrad Race Trophy winner Markus Reiterberger (DE) improved to second with 133.81 points. Roberto Tamburini (IT / STK1000) is currently third with 130.00 points and Roland Resch (AT / AARR SBK), who has just registered, entered the Race Trophy in fourth place with 126.67 points (see full rankings below).
SUPERBIKE*IDM at the Lausitzring, Germany.
The third round of the SUPERBIKE*IDM / International German Championship (IDM) was held at Germany's Lausitzring last weekend. After claiming all four wins at the two first events of the season, Markus Reiterberger (DE) had to load a performance weight of an extra four kilogrammes onto his BMW S 1000 RR. Despite that, the Van Zon-Remeha-BMW rider continued his success story and extended his lead in the championship. In Saturday’s Superpole, he claimed his first pole-position of the season. In race one on Saturday afternoon he finished runner-up. For Sunday’s second race, Reiterberger, his team and the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport further fine-tuned the settings of the RR and improved, among other things, tyre life. Reiterberger dropped back momentarily at the start, but soon regained the lead and kept it until the finish line to celebrate his fifth win of the season. In the SUPERBIKE*IDM rankings, he now has 145 points and has extended his lead to 44 points. The second BMW S 1000 RR in the Superbike class (IDM SBK) is the one of Matej Smrz (Wilbers BMW Racing Team). The Czech rider took the chequered flag in 11th and seventh overall (both times sixth place in the Superbike class).
His team-mate Lucy Glöckner (DE) celebrated her first podium finish of the year in the Superstock class (IDM STK). While she had to settle for 15th in the class (24th overall) in the first race after she went off the track, Glöckner put in a strong catch-up with her Wilbers BMW S 1000 RR in race two. She crossed the line in third in the class and ninth overall. Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenbauer) was eighth and fourth (16th and tenth overall). Dutchman Pepijn Bijsterbosch (Van Zon-Remeha-BMW) finished ninth and seventh in the Superstock class (17th and 14th overall).
Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at Pannonia-Ring, Hungary.
Roland Resch (AT) was the man to beat at the second round of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) at Pannonia-Ring in Hungary. He secured pole-position for both races of the Superbike class (AARR SBK) with his Reitwagen BMW S 1000 RR and celebrated a double win. In race one, also positions four to seven went to privateer BMW Motorrad riders. Race two saw the RR occupying the top four positions. Next to winner Resch, Lukáš Pešek (CZ / IV Racing) and Janez Prosenik (SI / BMW AMD TREBNJE) stepped onto the podium. Ireneusz Sikora (PL / BMW Sikora Motorsport) completed the top-four.
In the Superstock class (AARR STK), the RR was even more successful. In race one, the top eight places all went to BMW riders. Victory went to Michal Prášek (CZ / Rohac and Fejta Motoracing Team), who was joined on the podium by Michal Šembera (CZ / WILLI Race Team) and Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL / BMW Sikora Motorsport). Race two saw a one-two for BMW, with Šembera winning and Prášek being runner-up. In total eight BMW riders crossed the line within the top ten.
Moto 1000 GP in Cascavel, Brazil.
In the second race of the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP series (MT1GP) in Cascavel (BR), French BMW Motorrad privateer Matthieu Lussiana celebrated his second win of the year. Starting fourth on the grid, the BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing rider defied tricky track conditions with damp patches, and soon took control of the race. Lussiana took the lead entering lap two and kept it until the finish line. On his way to victory he also set the fastest race lap. With his success, Lussiana extended his lead in the championship as well as in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. His team-mate Sebastian Porto (AR) finished fourth. Victor Moura (BR/ M2B Racing) crossed the line in 12th overall and took second on the podium in the EVO rankings.
MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship in Motegi, Japan.
The Twin Ring at Motegi (JP) hosted the third race of the 2015 MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ). No less than eight privateer BMW Motorrad riders took to the track on this occasion. The best result was achieved by Daisaku Sakai (JP / CONFIA Flex Motorrad39) who finished 13th. His team-mate Shinya Takeishi (JP) came home 18th on his BMW S 1000 RR. Hayato Takada (JP), a regular rider in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), and Yuuta Kodama (JP / Team Tras135HP) also saw the chequered flag, finishing 21st and 22nd respectively.
MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series in Elkhart Lake, US.
The famous Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake (US) was the venue for the fourth round of the new MotoAmerica AMA/FIM North American Road Racing Series (AMA). This time, it was German privateer Stefan Dolipski, who represented the colours of BMW Motorrad Motorsport. New to the series, he improved session by session, but unfortunately retired in both races.
2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.
In 2015, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprises a total of 19 international and national championships. Registration is possible until 30th June 2015. Participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy can once again compete in multiple championships in 2015. However, the points scored in the different championships are not added together, but are calculated separately for each individual race series. The current standings only include points from the race series in which the participant has scored the most Race Trophy points. You can find all the information on the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, including the regulations and registration form, online at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport website:
Status: 3rd June 2015
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Matthieu Lussiana (FR)||MT1GP STK GP||177.78|
|2||Markus Reiterberger (DE)||IDM SBK||133.81|
|3||Roberto Tamburini (IT)||STK1000||130.00|
|4||Roland Resch (AT)||AARR SBK||126.67|
|5||Michel Amalric (FR)||FR EU||119.38|
|5||Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||119.38|
|5||Emeric Jonchière (FR)||FSBK STK||119.38|
|8||Michal Prášek (CZ)||AARR STK||107.22|
|9||Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||104.62|
|10||Alastair Seeley (GB)||BSB STK||98.91|
|11||Michal Šembera (CZ)||AARR STK||97.78|
|12||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||RSA SBK GP||96.86|
|13||Madjid Idres (FR)||FR EU||82.46|
|14||Janez Prosenik (SI)||AARR SBK||77.33|
|15||Dominik Vincon (DE)||IDM STK||68.57|