One of the highlights of the evening was the tribute to the most successful participants in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. The top 15 were recognized with trophies and a total prize purse of 100,000 Euros.
First place went to Matthieu Lussiana (FR) who claimed the Brazilian Moto 1000 GP championship where he picked up a total of 436.69 Race Trophy points.
Second place went to Jordan Szoke (CA), the 2015 champion in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK), with 429.67 points. Third was Roland Resch (AT), the 2015 champion in the Superbike class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR SBK), with 414.73 points.
“What an achievement.” says Szoke when asked about his second place finish. “Not only for us, but for Canada to finish so high in the points. We of course would have liked to take home the #1 and it is what we will definitely aim for next season. We of course are overjoyed to represent not only Canada, but our respective sponsors that allow us to represent them during this prestigious event.”
“We can look back on a great second season for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy,” said Heiner Faust, BMW Motorrad Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing. “The number of over 100 participants is impressive and shows how this project is appreciated among the BMW racers around the globe. The fact that our top three finishers race in championships on three different continents, and that the top 15 riders come from 11 different countries and ten racing series, is undoubtedly the proof that the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy really is a global success model. But it is not only that that makes us proud. In 2015, our BMW Motorrad Motorsport customers have continued their streak of success on the race tracks all around the world.”
To appreciate the achievements of the BMW privateers, a special bonus has been awarded within the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy to championship winning riders and teams for the first time this year.
Six BMW racers and teams were handed this title bonus at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport Season Finale in Munich. Eeki Kuparinen (FI) and his Motomarket Racing team won the privateer class of the FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV AM). In the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship two titles went to BMW racers and teams: Roland Resch (AT) and his reitwagen-racing-team won the title in the Superbike class (AARR SBK), while Michal Prášek (CZ) and the Rohac and Fejta motoracing team were crowned champions in the Superstock class (AARR STK). Markus Reiterberger (DE) and Van Zon-Remeha-BMW celebrated their second title-win in the Superbike class of the International German Championship SUPERBIKE*IDM (IDM SBK) this year. Jordan Szoke (CA) is the champion in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) together with his Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team and Matthieu Lussiana (FR) and BMW Motorrad Petronas Racing successfully defended their title in the Moto 1000 GP series in Brazil.
“We not only took home an amazing finish individually, but we also took home a Championship Trophy for our team.” says Szoke. “Thank you to BMW for supporting their riders all over the globe to help develop the latest models of the BMW S1000RR. I am happy that we have been able to represent them, and all of our sponsors so well on a global stage.”
In 2015 the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy comprised a total of 19 international and national championships. Points were awarded for 33 different championship classes. Participants in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy could compete in multiple championships. The points scored in the different championships were calculated separately for each individual race series. The 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 online at the BMW Motorrad Motorsport website.