Munich. The BMW Motorrad Motorsport family claimed its third title of 2018 : Michal Filla (CZE) was crowned champion in the Superstockclass of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR STK) withraces to spare. Filla won one race and finished runner-up in theother at the Red Bull Ring (AUT). Karel Hanika (CZE) won two racesin the Superbike class (AARR SBK). Meanwhile, Ondrej Jezek (CZE),Dominik Juda (CZE) and Arnaud Friedrich (GER) also claimed podiumfinishes in the races at the Red Bull Ring.
Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Red Bull Ring, Austria.
It was only a matter of time until Michal Filla (CZE) won the titlein the Superstock class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship(AARR STK). The BMW Sikora Motorsport rider travelled to thepenultimate event of the season at the Red Bull Ring (AUT) with acommanding lead.
Filla wrapped up the championship in the first of the two races onSaturday, claiming his ninth victory in race nine of the season toensure he was crowned champion with races still to come. Second placewent to Dominik Juda (CZE) from the TME racing team.
The newly-crowned champion suffered his first defeat of the season inrace two on Sunday – although even that was a close-run thing. Fillacame home second, just 0.243 seconds behind winner Adrian Pasek (POL /Yamaha). Arnaud Friedrich (GER / Team LRP Poland) joined them on thepodium in third place.
In the Superbike class (AARR SBK), the Mercury Racing Team was backin action, having recently been forced to miss races due to theschedule clash with the FIM Endurance World Championship (FIM EWC).The team hit the ground running with Karel Hanika (CZE) winning bothraces on his BMW S 1000 RR. His team-mate Ondrej Jezek (CZE) finishedthird to claim a spot on the podium in race one, before coming homefourth in race two.
MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship at Autopolis, Japan.
The MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) was atAutopolis (JPN) at the weekend. BMW rider Tomoya Hoshino (JPN) fromthe Tone RT Syncedge 4113 team finished 19th in the JSB1000 race.