MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Malaysian BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers kick off their season with two victories in Sepang.
Munich. The worldwide BMW Motorrad Motorsport family can
celebrate the first victories of the 2017 season: at the curtain
raiser of the Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) at the Sepang
International Circuit (MAS), BMW racers claimed wins in both the
Superbike and the Superstock class. Muhammad Farid Badrul Hisam
(MAS) won race two of the Superbike class (MSC SBK), while Nasarudin
Mat Yusop (MAS) finished first and second in the Superstock class
(MSC STK) races. The weekend also saw the second round of the
Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) take place at Wakefield
Malaysia Superbike Championship in Sepang, Malaysia.
The 2017 Malaysia Superbike Championship (MSC) consists of five
rounds and this weekend, the season opener was held at Sepang
International Circuit near Kuala Lumpur (MAS). It was a successful
start for the BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers, with two wins and a
further podium finish.
In the Superbike class (MSC SBK), Muhammad Farid Badrul Hisam (MAS /
HKM Times Bike Racing Team) was victorious in the second of the two
races. He took the win on his BMW HP4 after an exciting battle at the
very front. It was the perfect comeback after he had failed to finish
the first race. Linggam Rammoo (MAS / Sport Rider Racing Team) also
finished both races in the top 10: he was seventh and ninth respectively.
In the Superstock class (MSC STK), Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MAS) / BMW
Motorrad Malaysia Team) continued his streak of success from previous
years. He celebrated the win in race one on his BMW S 1000 RR and
finished the following race second on the podium. Dominic Chang (SIN /
Sport Rider Racing Team), a familiar face in the BMW Motorrad Race
Trophy, retired in race one but was eighth in race two.
The second round of the 2017 MSC will be held from 28th to
30th April at Sepang.
Australian Superbike Championship in Wakefield Park, Australia.
After the season opener three weeks ago at Phillip Island (AUS), the
Australian Superbike Championship (ASBK) teams and riders met at
Wakefield Park near Goulburn (AUS) for the second round of 2017. In
difficult conditions, Troy Guenther (AUS) of the NextGen Motorsports
team collected more points towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. He
was 18th in race one and finished 12th in race two.
Troy Guenther: “We had a tough weekend with
changeable weather conditions causing difficulty for all the riders
and teams. We worked well to find a variety of setups for the BMW S
1000 RR for wet and dry conditions. We were able to take many
positives from this weekend at Wakefield. Our qualifying was really
strong, getting our first top 10 for both race starts. Our race pace
was consistent and good enough to put us inside the top 10 with some
of the seasoned Superbike riders in the ASBK Championship. We now have
a clear direction with the bike and where we can improve ahead of the
next round at Winton. A big thanks to the Next Gen Motorsports team
for their ongoing support and faith in me.”
Round three will be held from 28th to 30th
April in Winton (AUS).