French Superbike Championship: Mathieu Gines is champion.
The next 2019 champion from the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family has been decided. This weekend saw Mathieu Gines (FRA / Tecmas Racing Team) celebrate winning the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) title before the end of the season. The series headed to Carole (FRA) for the penultimate round of the season. Gines took his fifth win of the season with his BMW S 1000 RR in the first of the two races on Sunday and went on to clinch the title with second place in race two. With 252 points to his name and a lead of 68 points, he is out of reach going into the final round at Albi (FRA / 13th to 15th September).
Gines’ team-mate Kenny Foray (FRA) finished third on the podium in the first of two races, he took the win in the second race. Foray, who has not contested every race this season, is currently second in the championship standings, with 184 points to his name. Maxime Bonnot, also from the Tecmas Racing team, finished the two races at Carole in eighth and sixth places (first place and second place in the Superbike Challenger classification).
Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship: One-two result for BMW racers at Grobnik.
The Alpe Adria International Motorcycle Championship (AA) headed to Grobnik in Croatia for the fifth round of the season, which saw BMW racers celebrate a one-two result in the second of the two races. Karel Hanika (CZE / Fany Gastro BMW Motorrad) finished on the top step of the podium with his BMW S 1000 RR, and Nico Thöni (AUT / Racing4fun) claimed second place. Hanika finished on the podium in third place in race one, ahead of Thöni in fourth place. Ireneusz Sikora (POL / BMW Sikora Motorsport) also claimed a top-ten spot, finishing in seventh place in the second race.
FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup: Michal Filla wins at Grobnik.
Grobnik (CRO) also hosted the fifth round of the season in the new FIM European Superstock 1000 Cup (EU STK). The BMW S 1000 RR enjoyed victory when Michal Filla (CZE / BMW Sikora Motorsport) won the second of the two races. In the first race, Filla finished in second place, followed by Michal Prášek (CZE / Rohac-Fejta Moto Racing), who claimed the third podium spot.
French European Bikes Championship: Second win of the season for Jonathan Germany.
As part of the French Superbike Championship, the French European Bikes Championship (FR EU) also held its sixth and penultimate race weekend of the season at Carole (FRA). In race one, Jonathan Germany (FRA / Team MDS) rode into second place with the fastest lap while Alexandre Leleu (FRA / Tecmas Racing Team) finished third. In race two it was Germany who celebrated – once again with the fastest lap – his second win of the season. This time he was joined on the podium by Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FRA / Gers Moto Vitesse Ordannaise) in third place. In the first race, a total of seven BMW S 1000 RR riders crossed the finish line in the top eight while in the second race it was five.
MotoAmerica: BMW racers in action in Pittsburgh.
The MotoAmerica AMA Road Racing Series (MA) headed to Pittsburgh (USA) at the weekend. In the two Superbike class (MA SBK) races, Jake Gagne (USA / Scheibe Racing) finished in fourth and seventh places. In the Superstock class (MA STK) race, Travis Wyman (USA / Weir Everywhere Racing) crossed the finish line in fifth place.