MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: Southern 100, CEV, CSBK and AARR: a weekend with wins, a podium streak and a new Isle of Man lap record for the BMW S 1000 RR riders.
Munich. The BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers have been in action
on the Isle of Man, in Spain, Austria, Canada and South Africa at
the weekend – and the brought home more wins and podiums for the BMW
S 1000 RR. The Southern 100 on the Isle of Man marked the next major
road racing meeting on the schedule. BMW rider Dan Kneen (GBR)
finished all four races on the podium and set a new lap record.
Fellow BMW rider Jamie Coward (GBR) scored two podium finishes. In
the Spanish Championship (CEV), Carmelo Morales (ESP) celebrated his
first win of the season on his BMW S 1000 RR. Canadian record
champion Jordan Szoke claimed a double win in the Canadian Superbike
Championship (CSBK), and Ben Young (GBR) joined him on the podium.
In the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR), Michal Filla
(CZE) was victorious, while Martin Choy (BUL) and Christopher Kemmer
(AUT) also stepped onto the podium.
Southern 100 on the Isle of Man.
One month after the Tourist Trophy, the road racers met again on the
Isle of Man to contest the next major meeting of the 2017 season: the
Southern 100. Four races were scheduled for the BMW S 1000 RR racers:
the Corlett’s Trophies Race on Tuesday, the Ellan Vanin Fuels Senior
Race on Wednesday as well as the Island Aggregates Senior Race and the
Manx Gas Solo Championship Race on Thursday.
Local hero Dan Kneen, who had just arrived back from the IRRC races
at Finnish Imatra, claimed an impressive streak of podium finishes. He
was second in all four closely fought and exciting races, missing out
on victories only by fractions of a second. In addition, he set a new
lap record of 114.185 mph in the Corlett’s Trophies Race on Tuesday on
his DRT BMW S 1000 RR. Jamie Coward (GBR / Radcliffe Racing) also
stepped onto the podium twice, finishing third in the Ellan Vanin
Fuels Senior Race and the Island Aggregates Senior Race. Coward was
fourth in the other two heats. Rob Hodson (GBR) also ended all four
races in the top-10, claiming one sixth, two sevenths and an eighth
place. Sam West (GBR / PRL Worthington) competing in the Southern 100
for the first time, was best newcomer on two occasions and secured
three top-10 finishes with seventh, eighth and ninth positions.
Dan Kneen: “I enjoyed the Southern 100 races a lot.
Everyone was on it and it could not have been any closer. I really
wanted to win, but it was very, very close. The home support was amazing.”
As the Southern 100 is part of the BMW Combined Road Race Challenge
(BMW RRC), the results are counted towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy.
Spanish Championship in Alcañiz, Spain.
A BMW rider on the top step of the podium in the Spanish Championship
(CEV): Carmelo Morales (ESP) celebrated his first win of the season at
Motorland Aragón near Alcañiz (ESP) at the weekend. Morales managed
his race well on his Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team BMW S 1000 RR,
benefitting from saving his tyres in the close fight at the top. With
this victory, Morales extended the overall lead in the championship
standings. Pedro Rodriguez (ESP/ Castromaroto Racing) crossed the line
in fifth position.
Carmelo Morales: “I am giving the maximum in each
race, so this victory is very important. I want to thank the team and
everyone involved for all their work because they keep improving
things every time I go out on track.“
Canadian Superbike Championship at the Atlantic Motorsport
Canadian record champion Jordan Szoke extended his impressive tally
of wins to 63 in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). At the
fourth round of the season at Atlantic Motorsport Park near
Shubenacadie (CAN) two races were held – and Szoke won both on his
Mopar Express Lane BMW Superbike Team BMW S 1000 RR with an advantage
of over ten seconds. The overall championship leader has now taken
four wins this season.
It was a strong weekend for the Canadian members of the BMW Motorrad
Motorsport family. In race one, five RRs crossed the line within the
top 6. In addition to Szoke’s win, Ben Young (GBR / Ben Young Racing)
secured third on the podium. Samuel Trépanier (CAN / Blysk Racing)
followed in fourth, Michael Leon (CAN / Royal Distributing Racing
Team) in fifth and Jeff Williams (CAN) in sixth. The result of the
second race saw four BMW riders within the top 5. Young was again
third on the podium, Leon was fourth and Trépanier fifth.
Jordan Szoke: “It was really exhausting to be honest.
It is the most physically demanding track we go to in North America,
for sure. It might look easy but it is definitely not. We don’t stop
working. We keep pushing forward. We will look at these races and go
forward from there. That’s what we have to do, as these guys behind us
are pushing hard and we have to stay in our game. Now we have to win a championship.”
Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship in Spielberg, Austria.
The Superbike class of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR
SBK) met at Austrian Red Bull Ring in Spielberg at the weekend. In the
two races held, the BMW riders claimed one victory and a total of four
In race one, Michal Filla (CZE / BMW Sikora Motorsport) and Martin
Choy (BUL / EKO IVRacing BMW CSEU) stepped onto the rostrum in second
and third position. Christopher Kemmer (AUT / Bertl K. Racing Team)
was sixth, Mike Wohner (AUT / Dunlop Racing) seventh and Rene
Gebetsroither (AUT / Rene #64 Racing Team) ninth.
In race two, Filla secured the win, while local hero Kemmer
celebrated third place on the podium at his home round. There were
three more BMW riders within the top 8: Choy was fourth, Wohner sixth
and Gebetsroither seventh.
South African Motorcycle Road Racing Championship at the Dezzi
Raceway, South Africa.
The sixth round of the 2017 South African Motorcycle Road Racing
Championship (RSA SBK) was held at the tight and twisty Dezzi Raceway
near Port Shepstone (RSA) at the weekend. David McFadden (RSA / RPM
Centre Sandton Auto/BMW Motorrad) was the highest placed BMW rider in
the two races, finishing fourth on both occasions. Lance Isaacs (RSA /
Supabets Sandton BMW Motorrad) crossed the line in sixth in both events.