The BMW racers and the on-site experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport can look back at another successful weekend in two world championships, as well as in other major racing series.

Taking to the track in Oschersleben (DE), Cadwell Park (GB), Portimão (PT) and Aldo Scribante (ZA), the BMW S 1000 RR riders also collected further points towards the 2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy (see full standings below).

FIM Endurance World Championship in Oschersleben, Germany

The “8 Hours EWC Oschersleben” (DE) marked the season finale of the 2016 FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC). It was the home round for several BMW teams, including the Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team of team principal Rico Penzkofer (DE) – and the squad had reason to celebrate.

Riders Kenny Foray (FR) and Lukáš Pešek (CZ) secured the first ever podium finish for the number 13 BMW S 1000 RR in the highest category, the Superbike class EWC (EWC SBK). After eight hours, they crossed the line in third for a podium. The Penz13.com team has only contested a few EWC races in the highest class so far, and with this success it proved to be competitive among the strong and established factory endurance teams.

Team Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU also scored a strong result: Roland Resch (AT), Fabrizio Lai (IT) and Julian Mayer (AT) crossed the line in seventh with the number 52 BMW S 1000 RR.

In the Superstock class (EWC STK), officially named the FIM Endurance World Cup, the Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors team came to Oschersleben as the overall leader. The squad, however, experienced a difficult season finale just a few kilometres away from its team base. In qualifying rider Dominik Vincon (DE) crashed and suffered fractures to his femur and arm. We wish Dominik a speedy recovery.

The BMW sister team Penz13.com helped out and loaned them its third rider, Matthieu Lussiana (FR), to stand in for injured Vincon and race the number 48 BMW S 1000 RR together with Bastien Mackels (BE) and Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT). Unfortunately the race was over for them after two hours through no fault of their own.

A massive oil spill on the track caused a number of riders to crash – including Mackels who had no chance of controlling the RR on the oily surface. The bike was too badly damaged to continue the race. In the championship standings, Völpker NRT48 ended the season in third overall.

FIM Sidecar World Championship in Oschersleben, Germany 

The Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DE) also hosted the penultimate round of the 2016 FIM Sidecar World Championship (SWC) last weekend. Finnish duo Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) continued their streak of success with another double podium.

In the sprint race on Saturday, they were third, while they finished the gold race on Sunday in second with their sidecar powered by a BMW S 1000 RR engine. With this result, they defended the overall lead in the world championship standings: With only one more round to go, Päivärinta/Kainulainen have an advantage of 23 points over their closest rivals. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE / Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) finished the two races in seventh and fifth respectively.

British Superbike Championship in Cadwell Park, Great Britain

Round eight of the 2016 British Superbike Championship (BSB) was held at Cadwell Park (GB) last weekend. In the first race for the Superbike class (BSB SBK), Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was the highest placed BMW rider, crossing the line in eighth. He was followed by Jake Dixon (GB / Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve) in ninth and Michael Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) in tenth. In race two over the hilly circuit, Dixon was the best-placed BMW rider in tenth.

The race for the Superstock class (BSB STK) saw another one-two for the BMW S 1000 RR and, in total, no less then eight RRs crossed the line in the top ten. In front, it was Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) who celebrated his second win of the season in this series. Taylor Mackenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) was second this time.

Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport) crossed the line in fourth, while places six to ten went to Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW), Dominic Usher (GB / ONE7R / Formwise), Billy Mellor (GB / Able Engineering), Barry Teasdale (GB / Green Chem / Bob Henderson Racing) and Ashley Beech (GB / Jones-Dorling Racing). In the championship standings, Mackenzie leads with an advantage of 23 points over second placed Hutchinson.


FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Portimão, Portugal

After a longer summer break, the 2016 FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) resumed in Portimão (PT) last weekend. BMW racer Maximilian Scheib (CL) once more finished both races on the podium. He claimed second place on both occasions with his Targobank EasyRace SBK Team BMW S 1000 RR.

His new team-mate Marcos Solorza (AR), who stood in for injured Santiago Barragán (ES), ended the races in sixth and fifth respectively. Roberto Blazquez (ES / ARC Competicion) was 11th and tenth.

South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in Aldo Scribante, South Africa

The South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) held its sixth round of the season at Aldo Scribante (ZA) last weekend. BMW S 1000 RR rider Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing) finished the two races in fifth and sixth respectively. Ronald Slamet (ZA / Bavarian Motorcycles & Danie Maritz Racing) and Garrick Vlok (ZA) also claimed top-ten finishes, with Slamet being tenth in race one and Vlok taking this position in race two.


2016 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings

Pos. Name (Nat.) Series / Class Points
1 Jordan Szoke (CA) CSBK 410.00
2 Vincent Lonbois (BE) IRRC 362.45
3 Michael Dunlop (GB) BMW RRC 332.30
4 Ian Hutchinson (GB) BMW RRC 327.50
5 Michal Prášek (CZ) AARR STK 325.60
6 Sébastien Le Grelle (BE) IRRC 325.27
7 Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI) SWC 298.74
8 Taylor Mackenzie (GB) BSB STK 295.45
9 Didier Grams (DE) IRRC 272.91
10 Maximilian Scheib (CL) CEV 268.80
11 Kenny Foray (FR) FSBK SBK 243.46
12 Benjamin Colliaux (FR) FR EU 235.87
13 Lukáš Pešek (CZ) AARR SBK 233.60
14 Ben Young (GB) CSBK 211.71
15 Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR) FR EU 207.69
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