The privateer BMW Motorrad riders have been in action successfully at two venues last weekend: Great Britain’s Donington Park and Le Vigeant in France. At Donington, Ayrton Badovini (IT) scored another top-five finish on his BMW S 1000 RR in the Superbike World Championship. Roberto Tamburini (IT) enjoyed podium honours in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup, while Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) and Alastair Seeley (GB) climbed on the rostrum as winner and third respectively of the race in the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship. In France’s Le Vigeant, BMW Motorrad riders Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR), Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR), Michel Amalric (FR) and Betrand Boyer (FR) claimed podium finishes in the French European Bikes Championship.
In the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Matthieu Lussiana (FR / MT1GP STK GP) is still in the lead with 133.33 points. He is coming under pressure, however, with the chasing pack getting closer and the points differences within the top positions being minimal. Tamburini (STK1000) has improved to second with 130.00 points and third place is shared by Amalric, Florian Brunet-Lugardon (both FR EU) and Emeric Jonchière (FR / FSBK STK) who are equal on 119.38 points (see full standings below).
FIM Superbike World Championship in Donington Park, Great Britain.
Donington Park (GB) hosted the sixth round of the 2015 FIM Superbike Championship (WSBK). The experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport have been on site again to give extensive support to their customer teams, the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team and BMW Racing Team Tóth, in setting up the BMW S 1000 RR Superbikes for the requirements of the challenging circuit.
Ayrton Badovini (IT) confirmed in Donington that he is on the way forwards. With strong results in Friday’s free practice sessions (P6 and P4) he easily qualified for Saturday’s deciding Superpole 2 on his RR. In the fourth free practice on Saturday he suffered a setback, crashing at high speed. Badovini was unhurt, but his bike was severely damaged and the BMW Motorrad Italia SBK Team had to prepare the spare bike. As he experienced some issues with the qualifying tyre in Superpole 2, the Italian qualified 11th on the grid. But in Sunday’s races, he fought back, found his rhythm and worked his way back towards the front. In race one he claimed his second top-five finish of the season, crossing the line in fifth. In race two he was again making up position after position, but lost time when he nearly had a highsider on the tricky, bumpy surface. Badovini finished ninth. Gabor Rizmayer (HU) from BMW Racing Team Tóth finished the races in 18th and 16th while his team-mate Imre Tóth (HU) was 19th and 17th.
FIM Superstock 1000 Cup in Donington Park, Great Britain.
At the Donington WSBK round, the riders and teams of the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup (STK1000) tackled their fourth race of the 2015 season. Privateer BMW Motorrad rider Roberto Tamburini (IT) once more proved to be one of the top competitors in the series. He claimed pole-position with his Motoxracing BMW S 1000 RR and finished second on the podium in the race. In doing so he not only claimed second place in the riders’ rankings of the STK1000, but also improved to second in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. Greg Gildenhuys (ZA), who returned to the series and is competing on the TR. Corse BMW S 1000 RR from Donington on, finished 22nd, Eric Vionnet (CH / Motos Vionnet) crossed the line in 26th.
Superstock class of British Superbike Championship in Donington Park, Great Britain.
Donington Park was also the venue for the fourth race of the Superstock class of the British Superbike Championship (BSB STK). As an exception, the series did not hold its race at a BSB weekend but in the supporting programme of the FIM Superbike World Championship. The British fans experienced a nail-biting three-way battle for the win with two privateer BMW Motorrad riders being among the protagonists. After 12 exciting laps, Hudson Kennaugh (ZA) took the win with his TrikMoto BMW S 1000 RR. It was his second victory of the season. Alastair Seeley (GB / Tyco BMW) finished third on the podium, only 0.6 seconds behind winner Kennaugh. Luke Quigley (GB / Formwise Washrooms / Bathams) completed the top-five in fifth.
French Superbike Championship in Le Vigeant, France.
The French Superbike Championship (FSBK) held its third race-weekend of the season in Le Vigeant (FR). In the races of the Superbike championship, which see EVO and Stock machines competing together, the best result for a privateer BMW rider was scored by Nicolas Pouhair (FR / MSC Courneuvien 93). He finished fifth in the EVO class (sixth overall) in race two on his EVO BMW S 1000 RR after he retired in race one. Emeric Jonchière (FR / (ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) was seventh and sixth in the Stock class (12th and 11th overall). Unfortunately, privateer BMW Motorrad rider Emilien Jaillet (FR / ERT BMW Motorrad Club France) was injured in a severe crash in race one. The whole BMW Motorrad Motorsport community wishes him a speedy recovery.
In the races of the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU), BMW riders claimed four podium finishes. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) was second in race one, while his brother and team-mate Florian Brunet-Lugardon achieved this result in race two. Third places on the podium went to BMW riders Michel Amalric (FR / GD Performance) and Betrand Boyer (FR /Team 974 Deux Zero) respectively. In total, seven BMW S 1000 RRs finished race one within the top ten, in race two six RRs crossed the line in the first ten positions. With their results, the French BMW Motorrad riders worked their way towards the top of the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, with Amalric, Florian Brunet-Lugardon and Jonchière sharing third place now and Cyril Brunet-Lugardon in sixth.
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: 27th May 2015
|Pos.||Name (Nat.)||Series / Class||Points|
|1||Matthieu Lussiana (FR)||MT1GP STK GP||133.33|
|2||Roberto Tamburini (IT)||STK1000||130.00|
|3||Michel Amalric (FR)||FR EU||119.38|
|3||Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||119.38|
|3||Emeric Jonchière (FR)||FSBK STK||119.38|
|6||Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR)||FR EU||104.62|
|7||Alastair Seeley (GB)||BSB STK||98.91|
|8||Lance Isaacs (ZA)||RSA SBK GP||96.86|
|9||Markus Reiterberger (DE)||IDM SBK||88.10|
|10||Madjid Idres (FR)||FR EU||82.46|
|11||Lee Johnston (GB)||BMW RRC||67.56|
|12||Florian Drouin (FR)||FR EU||61.54|
|13||Pekka Päivärinta (FI) / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)||SWC||61.33|
|14||Gareth Jones (AU)||EWC SBK||60.00|
|14||Pedro Vallcaneras (ES)||EWC SBK||60.00|