2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
After just one week, the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy has a new leader again. Jordan Szoke (CA) ended his season in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) with another double win at Bowmanville (CA) and took the top position in the standings with 410.00 Race Trophy points. New in second place is Vincent Lonbois (BE) with 362.45 points after claiming a win and a second place at the Finnish round of the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) in Imatra. The previous leader, road racer Michael Dunlop (GB / BMW RRC), is now third with 332.30 points (see full standings below).
International Road Racing Championship in Imatra, Finland.
The BMW S 1000 RR remains the bike to beat in the International Road Racing Championship (IRRC). At the penultimate round of the season in Imatra (FI), the BMW racers celebrated a stunning double top-five lock-out for the RR. In race one, Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) of team Herpigny Motors BMW Motorrad Belux claimed his first win of the season. His team-mate Vincent Lonbois (BE) was second and Didier Grams (DE / G&G Motorsport) completed the podium in third. Fourth and fifth places went to BMW riders Erno Kostamo (FI) and Pauli Pekkanen (FI), who took part as guest starters. In race two Lonbois took the win, which was his seventh of the season. Le Grelle finished second on the podium, followed by Kostamo in third. Pekkanen was fourth and Grams completed the top five in fifth.
The championship will be decided between Herpigny Motors team-mates Lonbois and Le Grelle at the season finale at the end of September in Frohburg (DE). Lonbois leads the standings with an advantage of 29 points over Le Grelle. Grams is already confirmed to finish the season in third overall.
Canadian Superbike Championship in Bowmanville, Canada.
It was another perfect season for Jordan Szoke (CA) in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). As he did in 2015, he again took seven wins in seven races on his BMW S 1000 RR. The Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team rider completed his clean sweep at last weekend’s season finale held at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville (CA). Szoke remained unbeatable in the final two races of the year and was crowned champion for the second time in a row and the 11th time overall.
Ben Young (GB / Ben Young Racing) joined him on the podium in race two by finishing third on his BMW S 1000 RR. In the championship standings, Young ended the season in third overall and he secured the “Rookie of the Year” Award.
In total, nine BMW S 1000 RR riders took to the track at the season finale. Apart from Szoke and Young, three more of them claimed top ten finishes. Michael Leon (CA / Royal Distribution Racing Team) was fifth and sixth respectively. Matt McBride (CA) finished fifth in race two, while Samuel Trépanier (CA) claimed ninth in race one.
SuperBike Series Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil.
The fifth round of the 2016 SuperBike Series Brazil (BRSBK) was held at São Paulo (BR) last weekend – in difficult conditions with rain and a wet track. The highest placed BMW S 1000 RR racer was Sebastiano Zerbo (IT) of team BMW Motorrad Alex Barros Racing in fifth. Danilo Lewis (BR / TecFil Racing Team) crossed the line in seventh. Zerbo’s team-mate Diego Petrel (BR) was tenth. In the championship standings, Lewis remained in the lead but now with an advantage of ten points over his closest rival.
2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings
Status: 24th August 2016
Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK 410
2 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 362.45
3 Michael Dunlop (GB) BMW RRC 332.3
4 Ian Hutchinson (GB) BMW RRC 327.5
5 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 325.6
6 Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) IRRC 325.27
7 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 272.91
8 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 263.64
9 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 243.46
10 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 235.87
11 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 233.6
12 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 228.07
13 Ben Young (GB) CSBK 211.71
14 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 207.69
15 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 198.8