The 2019 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is in full swing. This season, a total of 26 championship classes in 21 racing series all around the world are counted towards the Race Trophy ranking. Week after week BMW riders and teams do battle for victories, titles and Race Trophy points in these championships. “BMW Motorrad Motorsport News” allows us to regularly summarize all the action for you in a compact and informative manner. This way, you are always up to speed.
SuperBike Brasil: Podium at the Interlagos season-opener.
The 2019 season in the SuperBike Brasil series (BR SBK) kicked off with podium success for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family. Alex Barros (BRA) from the Alex Barros Racing team rode his BMW S 1000 RR to second place on the rostrum in the first race of the year. The Brazilian veteran had an exciting battle for the win with Australian Anthony West and crossed the line just 0.022 seconds behind the winner. Danilo Lewis (BRA) from the Tecfil Havoline Racing Team was the second best BMW rider, crossing the line in fifth place. Bruno Corano (BRA / BMW Motorrad MotorSport) and Diego Viveiros (BRA / Picoloko/PRT – Pitico Race Team) followed immediately behind in sixth and seventh respectively.
Australian Superbike Championship: Round two at Wakefield Park.
Four weeks after the curtain raiser at Phillip Island (AUS), the Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) held its second round of the 2019 season at Wakefield Park (AUS) at the weekend. There were two races scheduled for BMW S 1000 RR riders. Glenn Allerton (AUS) from the NextGen Motorsports/Maxima BMW team was the highest-placed BMW racer, finishing the two races in 15th and 11th positions. His team-mate Ted Collins (AUS) twice crossed the line in 16th place. Paul van der Heiden (RSA / Moto Adelaide) finished 21st on both occasions.