The next BMW champion: Danny Webb celebrates early title win in the IRRC


Munich. Just one week after Jordan Szoke (CAN) won the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) title, the BMW MotorradMotorsport family celebrates its next champion. Danny Webb (GBR), ofWepol Racing by Penz13, clinched the championship title at thepenultimate round of the International Road Racing Championship(IRRC) season at Hořice (CZE). BMW racers were also in action in theB ritish Superbike Championship (BSB), SuperBike Series Brasil(BRSBK), Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) and MFJ SuperbikeAll Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) at the weekend.

International Road Racing Championship at Hořice, Czech Republic.

Jubilation for Danny Webb and Wepol Racing by Penz13: the Britcelebrated winning the the International Road Racing Championship(IRRC) title before the end of the season in Hořice (CZE). Webbdominated the series right from the start of the season, picking upmaximum points at every event, and headed to Hořice for the fifth andpenultimate round of the season at the top of the table with aconsiderable lead.

On Sunday he secured the title win in the first of the two races.Webb started the race from second on the grid and immediately becameembroiled in a duel with pole-sitter Didier Grams (GER / G&GMotorsport by BMW Motorrad). After seven laps, Webb had built a smalllead. One lap later the race was red flagged and BMW celebrated aone-two-three-four result. Webb took the victory, which saw him securethe championship, Grams finished second, Marek Červený (CZE / WepolRacing by Penz13) rounded off the podium in third, and Erno Kostamo(FIN / Markka Racing) finished fourth.

In the second race, the new champion headed up the BMW squad in aone-two-three-four-five finish. Webb was once again victorious aheadof Grams and Červený. Kostamo repeated his fourth place and Cowardrounded off the success in fifth.

Danny Webb: “What an incredible day! Two wins, a newlap record, 2018 International Road Racing Champion – and the firstBrit to win this title. I’d like to thank the whole Wepol Racing byPenz13 team and all the sponsors. I couldn’t have done it without you.”

British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park, Great Britain.

Cadwell Park (GBR) hosted the eighth round of the 2018 BritishSuperbike Championship (BSB). In the first of the two races, ChristianIddon (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad) was the best-placed BMW rider insixth. Right behind him was Peter Hickman (GBR / Smiths Racing) inseventh. In race two, Hickman crossed the finish line in fourth place.Iddon was sixth once again, ahead of his seventh-placed Tyco BMWMotorrad team-mate Michael Laverty (GBR).

The points picked up at Cadwell Park saw Hickman move up into sixthplace in the overall standings – and thereby into one of the coveted “Showdown” positions. After the next race weekend at Silverstone (GBR)at the start of September the six riders will be finalised for takingpart in the “Showdown” that will decide the title. Hickman is now inwith a good chance of taking part.

Peter Hickman: “It’s been a pretty good weekend andalthough we’re still struggling a bit with grip and I’m still a longway off full fitness, fourth and seventh place finishes are a prettygood set of results, especially as I’ve now moved into sixth placeoverall and into one of the Showdown positions. Now that I’m in thetop six, I’ll be doing everything I can to stay there.”

In the Superstock class (BSB STK) race, Alex Olsen (GBR / ASTRO – JJRRacing) in fourth was the best-placed BMW rider. Tyco BMW Motorradrider Keith Farmer (GBR), who headed to Cadwell Park as thechampionship leader, retired early. In the overall standings he is nowin second place, with a deficit of five points.

SuperBike Series Brasil at São Paulo, Brazil.

At the fifth round of the SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) at SãoPaulo (BRA), veteran Alex Barros (BRA / Alex Barros Racing) once againdemonstrated his expertise. On Saturday, Barros clinched pole positionon his BMW S 1000 RR. In the first race on Sunday he secured the winafter a thrilling battle for the top spot. In race two, he finished insecond place, just 0.014 seconds behind the leader. Danilo Lewis (BRA/ Tecfil Havoline Racing Team) finished in sixth and fifth place.Barros’ team-mate Lucas Torres (BRA) also bagged himself a top-fivespot when he finished fifth in the first race.

Australian Superbike Championship at Morgan Park Raceway, Australia.

The fifth round of the 2018 Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK)season was held at Morgan Park Raceway, southwest of Brisbane (AUS) inQueensland. 19-year-old Ted Collins (AUS) was the only riderrepresenting NextGen Motorsports after his team-mate Glenn Allerton(AUS) injured himself in motocross training in July and was unable to compete.

Collins picked up his best results in the ASBK to date in Queensland,and finished in the top-ten in both races. He crossed the finish linein tenth place in the first race, in the second race he improved byone position to finished ninth.

MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship in Motegi, Japan.

The MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) stopped offat the Twin-Ring Motegi to the north of Tokyo (JPN) at the weekend.Tone RT Syncedge 4113 BMW rider Tomoya Hoshino (JPN) finished theJSB1000 class race in 18th place.

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