BMW Motorrad Motorsport News: Victories for the BMW S1000RR in several championships

2020 BMW S1000RR

International Road Racing Championship: Successes for the BMW races at the Frohburg finale.

The International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) title had already been decided at the penultimate round of the season in Hořice (CZE): Davey Todd (GBR) was crowned champion on the Wepol Racing BMW S 1000 RR. It was then time for the finale in Frohburg (GER) – with a win and more podiums for the BMW racers. In race one, Didier Grams (GER / G & G Motorsport by BMW Motorrad) rode into second place, Marek Červený (CZE / Wepol Racing Team) finished third and also set the fastest race lap. Erno Kostamo (FIN / 38 Motorsport) followed in fourth place. Champion Todd retired from the race. In the fiercely contested second race, Grams celebrated victory, Červený finished second to clinch a BMW one-two result. Todd crossed the finish line in fourth place. In the final championship standings, the top four spots are occupied by BMW riders: Todd is champion ahead of Grams in second place, Červený in third place and Kostamo in fourth place overall.

 

British Superbike Championship: Round at Assen.

For its tenth of twelve rounds of the season, the first in the Showdown, the British Superbike Championship (BSB) headed to Assen in the Netherlands at the weekend. Peter Hickman (GBR), on the Smiths Racing BMW S 1000 RR and one of the Showdown competitors, finished in eight place in both races. His team-mate Alex Olsen (GBR) finished in 16th place twice. The Tyco BMW team had a difficult weekend at Assen. Glenn Irwin (GBR) retired in the first race and crossed the finish line in 15th place in the second race. Team-mate Christian Iddon (GBR) retired from both races.

 

Italian Superbike Championship: Podium for Andrea Montovani.

In the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV), the Mugello (ITA) weekend marked the fifth and penultimate event of the 2019 season with the BMW S 1000 RR finishing on the podium. In race two, Andrea Mantovani (ITA / Tutapista Corse) bagged third place on the podium following his retirement from race one. Luca Vitali (ITA / DMR Racing) finished in fifth and eighth place in the two races. Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA / Berclaz Racing Italia) also had two top-ten results, finishing eighth and fourth.

 

Italian National Trophy 1000: Lorenzo Lanzi wins at Mugello.

In addition to the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV), Lorenzo Lanzi (ITA / Berclaz Racing Italia) also contested the Italian National Trophy 1000 (IT 1000) at Mugello (ITA) with success, winning the first of the two races. In addition to the victory, he also set the fastest race lap with his BMW S 1000 RR. In race two, in which wet conditions prevailed and numerous riders retired, Lanzi was once again the best BMW rider finishing fourth.

 

Asia Road Racing Championship: Double win for the RR at Sepang.

At the sixth and penultimate round of the Asia Road Race Championship (ARRC) season at Sepang (MAS), the BMW S 1000 RR took a double win. Azlan Shah Kamaruzaman (MAS) gave his Onexox TKKR SAG team reason to celebrate in both races and crossed the finish line as the commanding winner twice. This sees him keep the race for the title open as he heads into the finale in second place overall with a deficit of just 19 points to leader Broc Parkes (AUS / Yamaha). His team-mate Ali Adriansyah Rusmiputro (INA) finished the two races in ninth and tenth places. Sharulnizam Ramli (MAS / FTA Liqui Moly Racing Team) recorded tenth and twelfth places.

 

SuperBike Brasil: Alex Barros on the podium at Goiânia.

The SuperBike Brasil (BR SBK) stopped off at Goiânia (BRA) for its sixth of nine events of the season, where experienced rider Alex Barros (BRA / Alex Barros Racing) claimed another podium with his RR. He finished the race in third place. Right behind him was Danilo Lewis (BRA) on the RR of the Tecfil Havoline Racing team in fourth place.

 

MotoAmerica: Season finale in Alabama.

The Barber Motorsports Park in the US state of Alabama was the host of the 2019 season finale of the MotoAmerica AMA Road Racing Series (MA). The two BMW riders Jake Gagne (USA / Scheibe Racing) and Travis Wyman (USA / Weir Everywhere Racing) contested the Superbike class races (MA SBK). Gagne finished sixth in the first race, but retired from race two. Travis crossed the finish line in tenth and eleventh places.

 

Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials: Four world records for the BMW S 1000 RR.

The Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials in the vast salt flats in the north of the US state of Utah are always a highlight for speed demons. This year, the BMW S 1000 RR set four world records and one national record there – all of which were set by Hunter Sills Racing. In various categories, Erin Sills (USA) and Trev Richter (USA) set new records of up to 238.398 mph (383.664 km/h) with the RR, and the team also picked up the awards for ‘Top Time of the Meet’ and ‘Fastest Naturally Aspirated Motorcycle’. Sills and Richter also set new records with a BMW motorcycle powered by nitrous and affectionately named ‘Snoopy’. The engines of the record-breaking motorcycles are the BMW S 1000 RR engines from the 2013 season of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK), which in line with the regulations are some of the most powerful BMW Superbike engines ever built. Hunter Sills Racing used the powerful former WorldSBK engines of BMW Motorrad Motorsport as a basis and modified them partially to be injected with nitrous.

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