BMW S 1000 RR riders dominate the IRRC in Těrlicko…

10/07/2019: The top three in Wednesday evening's Southern 100 Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race, winner, Dean Harrison (1000 Silicone Engineering Kawasaki) with second placed Michael Dunlop (1000 Tyco B.M.W. Motorrad) and third placed Jamie Coward (1000 Yamaha/Prez Racing). PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.

International Road Racing Championship: BMW S 1000 RR dominates in Těrlicko.

Once again at the third round of the International Road Racing Championship season, in Těrlicko in the Czech Republic, there was no getting past the BMW racers. They claimed the top four positions and first three positions for the BMW S 1000 RR in the two races. In race one, Erno Kostamo (FIN / 38 Motorsport) finished in the top podium spot. Davey Todd (GBR / WEPOL Racing) followed in second place, ahead of his team-mate Marek Červený (CZE) in third place.

Didier Grams (GER / G & G Motorsport by BMW Motorrad) rounded off the top-four lockout in race one. The second race was red flagged after three laps after a rider fell, and, due to a combination of factors including bad weather, was not restarted since there were delays in the schedule. This time it was Todd who won, Kostamo finished second and Grams third. Todd leads the championship standings.

10/07/2019: Michael Dunlop (1000 Tyco B.M.W. Motorrad), Rob Hodson (1000 BMW) and Ryan Kneen (1000 Charmers Builders BMW) at the start of Wednesday evening’s Southern 100 Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.

Southern 100: Successes for BMW S 1000 RR riders.

BMW road racers were in action on the Isle of Man again last week, this time in the Southern 100. Three races were held for bikes with a 1,000 cc capacity, which were classified as part of the BMW Road Race Challenge for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. The RR finished on the podium in all three races. In the Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race, Michael Dunlop (GBR / Tyco BMW) finished in second place on the podium. Rob Hodson (GBR / JGH Racing / VRS Recovery) was fourth while Ryan Kneen (GBR / Charmer Builders Ltd.) also crossed the finish line in the top five. In the Island Aggregates Senior Race, it was Sam West (GBR / PRL) who finished in second place. Michael Evans (GBR) and Hodson finished in fourth and fifth places. Dunlop fell and injured himself, and was unable to continue competing in the event. In the final of the three 1000 cc races, the Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship Race, Kneen finished in second place. Hodson rounded off the podium in third. West followed in fourth place.

 

The G H Corlett Solo Founders Race, a race for motorcycles with various engine capacities, was also held as part of the Southern 100. In this race, it was BMW rider Dennis Booth (GBR) who got the victory, Jean-Pierre Polet (BEL / JPM Team) finished second.

11/07/2019: Sam West (1000 B.M.W. /PRL) second place in the Island Aggregates Senior Race. PICTURE BY CALLUM STALEY

SuperBike Brasil: Fourth round of the season in Goiânia.

The 2019 season of SuperBike Brasil (BR SBK) headed to Goiânia (BRA) for its fourth race of the season. The best-placed BMW racer was Alex Barros (BRA / Alex Barros Racing) in fifth place. The seasoned rider showed the fans a courageous fightback on his BMW S 1000 RR when he worked his way up from the back of the field during the race.

 

MotoAmerica: BMW racers in action at Laguna Seca.

The MotoAmerica AMA Road Racing Series (MA) hosted its fifth race weekend of the season at Laguna Seca as part of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). In the first race in the Superbike class (MA SBK), Jeremy Coffey (USA / Superbike Underground) in ninth was the best BMW rider. In race two, Jake Gagne (USA / Scheibe Racing) finished in seventh place after retiring from the first race. Coffey finished in 13th place in the second race.

09/07/2019: Michael Sweeney (1000 B.M.W.) at Church Bends during Tuesday evening’s Southern 100 qualifying session. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.

Travis Wyman (USA / Weir Everywhere Racing) competed in both the second Superbike race and the race in the Superstock class (MA STK). He finished twelfth in the Superbike race and crossed the finish line in fourth place in the Superstock category.

10/07/2019: Michael Dunlop (1000 Tyco B.M.W. Motorrad) at Castetown corner during Wednesday evening’s Southern 100 Ellan Vannin Fuels Senior Race. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.
11/07/2019: Michael Sweeney (1000 B.M.W.) at Church Bends during the Southern 100 Island Aggregates Senior Race. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.
11/07/2019: Ryan Kneen (1000 Charmers Builders BMW) and Rob Hodson (1000 BMW) at Castletown corner during the Southern 100 Hunts Motorcycles Solo Championship Race. PICTURE BY DAVE KNEEN.