The initial dual titles for a BMW racers in a 2017 season: Markus Reiterberger is champion in a IDM, Jordan Szoke in a CSBK.

The initial dual titles for a BMW racers in a 2017 season:
Markus Reiterberger is champion in a IDM, Jordan Szoke in a CSBK.


  • Successful weekend with titles, wins and podiums in several series.
  • Lee Jackson and Peter Hickman explain double lectern in the
    British Superbike Championship.
  • Double top-four lockout for a BMW riders in the
    International Road Racing Championship.


Munich. The worldwide BMW Motorrad Motorsport village can
applaud a initial dual titles of a 2017 season: during a weekend,
Markus Reiterberger (GER) and Jordan Szoke (CAN) were crowned
champions in a International German Championship (IDM) and the
Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK)

. In a MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK),
a home spin for BMW was hold during Lausitzring (GER), with strong
performances from Jordi Torres (ESP) and Reiterberger who also
started in WorldSBK with a wildcard. In a British Superbike
Championship (BSB), team-mates Lee Jackson (GBR) and Peter Hickman
(GBR) claimed a double podium, while in a International Road
Racing Championship (IRRC), a BMW S 1000 RR racers distinguished a
double top-four lockout.



MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship during a Lausitzring, Germany.


The ninth 2017 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK)
meeting, during a Lausitzring (GER), noted a home spin for BMW.
Alongside a Althea BMW Racing Team riders Jordi Torres (ESP) and
Raffaele De Rosa (ITA), German Markus Reiterberger competed with a
wildcard on his Van Zon-Remeha-BMW Superbike Team RR. Reiterberger had
a bustling weekend, as he also took partial in a International German
Championship (IDM) Lausitzring races – where he distinguished an early
pretension win (see below).


In Saturday’s initial race, Torres finished an considerable comeback.
Starting from fifth on a grid, a Spaniard forsaken to
21st position on a initial path and thereafter worked his approach back
by a field, eventually channel a line in ninth place.
Wildcard starter Reiterberger was a tip placed BMW supplement until
8 laps to go. He was fibbing in a clever eighth position, yet then
forsaken behind after dual tiny mistakes and crossed a line in
13th place. De Rosa was fibbing in tenth until halfway
by a competition yet crashed and unsuccessful to finish.


In competition dual on Sunday, both Torres and Reiterberger were battling
with a bureau riders in a chasing group. Torres finished eighth,
immediately followed by Reiterberger who also cumulative a top-10 result
with ninth place. De Rosa was personal 15th.


Jordi Torres: “Superpole went good and we scored a
good grid position. we finished a good start in competition one yet during spin three
we roughly mislaid a rear, losing many positions as a result. we did what
we could in a circumstances. Race dual didn’t go too badly. The bike
and we both had to give it a all. The gait was violent though. we had
fun and can contend we did my best anyway.”


Markus Reiterberger: “It was a bustling Lausitzring
weekend for us with starting in both a universe championship and the
IDM. we finished over 140 laps. The WorldSBK weekend began good on
Friday. With seventh place in a total use formula I
competent true into Superpole 2. That was great. Race one was
flattering fine until a 13th or 14th lap. we was in
eighth place and did consistent path times. Unfortunately we finished two
tiny mistakes when changing gear. That meant a not so good finish for a
competition that started well. Race dual was great. we was hold adult a small bit
on a opening path yet afterwards, we sealed a opening to a organisation that
was fighting for fourth place. A large appreciate we goes to a team. They
did a good pursuit with a bike. Looking behind during a whole weekend in
general, we now know that we can also do a good pursuit in a universe championship.”



FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship during a Lausitzring, Germany.


After a prolonged summer-break, a 2017 deteriorate in a FIM Superstock 1000
European Championship (STK1000) resumed during a Lausitzring (GER).
Fastest male of a weekend was Federico Sandi (ITA) on his Berclaz
Racing Team BMW S 1000 RR. On Saturday, he cumulative stick position with
a new lane record. In Sunday’s race, Sandi was heading until the
penultimate path and set a fastest time in a new competition path record.
Unfortunately, he thereafter was pushed into a sand by another rider. He
finished a competition in fifth position. His team-mate Sébastien Suchet
(SUI) was eighth, with Julian Puffe (GER / Althea MF84) ninth.


Federico Sandi: “The weekend was certain for us
since we dominated from a initial use on. In subordinate we was
some-more than three-tenths of a second faster than a second placed
rider. The bike was also illusory in a competition yet maybe we pushed a
bit too many in a opening laps and thereafter a tyres started to
slip a small bit. we focused on my stroke and kept a opening of two
seconds, yet in a final stages we finished a mistake and my rivals caught
up. we was assured that we could move home a win yet thereafter we was
pushed out of a dilemma and into a gravel. we was not happy because
that stratagem was wrong. It would have been good to win during a BMW
home spin yet that is racing. We will continue to pull and we know
that a feat will come.”



British Superbike Championship in Cadwell Park, Great Britain.


The British Superbike Championship (BSB) races during Cadwell Park (GBR)
were nail-biting thrillers again – and they brought a double podium
for a BMW riders. On both occasions, a quarrel during a unequivocally tip was
intensely tighten and intense. In competition one, Peter Hickman (GBR) of
Smiths Racing Team finished fourth, usually 0.689 seconds behind the
winner. His team-mate Lee Jackson (GBR) was sixth with a opening of just
1.224 seconds, also environment a fastest lap, that cumulative him pole
position for competition two.


The second confront was another sparkling affair. Jackson finished
second on a podium, channel a line usually 0.696 seconds behind the
winner. It was Jackson’s initial lectern in a BSB Superbike category (BSB
SBK). Hickman was third and finished a initial double lectern for
Smiths Racing in BSB. Christian Iddon (GBR) from a Tyco BMW Motorrad
group finished a races in eighth and fifth positions respectively.
After 8 rounds of a 2017 season, Hickman has combined his
third place in a championship standings. After 9 competition weekends,
a tip 6 in a standings will enter a “showdown” for a BSB title.


Lee Jackson: “It’s been illusory to get my entrance BSB
podium. In a initial race, we was usually a second off a competition win and
unequivocally had a pace, that showed with a fastest lap. To start
a second competition from stick gave me an even improved chance. we got passed
by James Ellison yet we fought for a win all a approach to a finish so
it’s a illusory outcome for me. Hopefully we can say this form at
a final 4 rounds so a outrageous interjection to a group for giving me a
good bike.”


Peter Hickman: “The initial competition was tough. When Shakey
Byrne roughly crashed during Mansfield, we had to take to a grass. we lost
a bucket of places, so entrance from a prolonged approach behind wasn’t easy, yet I
was as quick as anyone and a Smiths BMW was operative unequivocally well, so
fourth was a good finish result. In competition two, Lee set a unequivocally strong
gait during a beginning and we was in a brew so we was gay to pick
adult another podium. I’m unequivocally happy for Lee and a whole group which
has finished a shining pursuit once some-more so hurl on a subsequent round.” 


In a Superstock category (BSB STK) race, 4 BMW riders were
personal within a top-eight. Michael Rutter (GBR / Bathams SMT
Racing) was fourth, followed by Josh Elliott (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad)
in fifth and Adam Jenkinson (GBR / Northern Escalator Installations)
in sixth. Dean Hipwell (GBR / CDH Racing) finished a top-eight.



International German Championship during a Lausitzring, Germany.


In further to his successful wildcard coming in WorldSBK, Markus
Reiterberger (GER) eager a fans during a Lausitzring (GER) with
another widespread opening in a International German Championship
(IDM) – and an early pretension win. The Van Zon-Remeha-BMW Superbike Team
supplement was once some-more in a joining of his own. He won both races again
and was crowned champion with dual rounds to go. Reiterberger now leads
a championship standings with an advantage of 120 points. It is his
third pretension win in a IDM together with Van Zon-Remeha-BMW. His
team-mate Jan Bühn (GER) is now third in a championship
standings. Bühn cumulative one lectern finish during a Lausitzring, claiming
third place in competition one.


Markus Reiterberger: “The IDM weekend was just
fantastic. To secure stick position, to win both races and to explain the
early pretension win during a Lausitzring in front of this throng – we can’t
ask for more. we am super happy and wish to appreciate a whole team. Our
sign is ‘teamwork creates a dream work’ – and this was proven. Now I
am looking brazen to dual good final rounds of a deteriorate in IDM.”



International Road Racing Championship in Schleiz, Germany.


The International Road Racing Championship (IRRC) was also in action
in Germany during a weekend. The fourth spin of a 2017 deteriorate was
hold during a famous “Schleizer Dreieck” – and once again a BMW S 1000
RR riders dominated a action. They distinguished top-four lockouts in
both Superbike category races.


In competition one, Didier Grams (GER / GG Motorsport by Todoracing)
cumulative a win, followed by championship personality Sébastien Le Grelle
(BEL / Herpigny Motors – BMW Motorrad Belux) in second place and Marek
Červený (CZE / Wepol Safemetal Racing) in third. Fourth place went to
Petr Bičiště (CZE / Kimura Racing Team).


In competition two, Le Grelle claimed his fifth win of a season. Červený
was second this time out, while Erno Kostamo (FIN / Markka Racing)
also stepped onto a lectern in third. Grams finished a top-four lockout.



Canadian Superbike Championship in Bowmanville, Canada.


He did it again: Canadian record champion Jordan Szoke distinguished his
subsequent pretension win in a Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK). The 2017
deteriorate culmination was hold during a Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in
Bowmanville (CAN). Szoke claimed another double win on his Mopar
Express Lane BMW Superbike Team BMW S 1000 RR and cumulative his
12th CSBK pretension after Saturday’s race.


This time however, Szoke had to quarrel tough for his wins. In competition one
he had an considerable conflict with associate BMW supplement Samuel Trépanier
(CAN / Blysk Racing) who was in a lead for many of a stretch and
also set a fastest competition lap. Only dual laps before a end, Szoke was
means to pass and to win with an advantage of 0.251 seconds over
Trépanier who claimed his initial ever CSBK podium. Ben Young (GBR / Ben
Young Racing) was fourth, blank a soap-box place usually by two-tenths
of a second.


Race dual was even closer. Szoke crossed a line 0.097 seconds ahead
of opposition Kenny Riedmann (CAN), securing his 65th CSBK win.
Trépanier again set a fastest path and was third on a lectern that
time. Young was fourth and Michael Leon (CAN / Royal Distributing
Racing Team) claimed fifth place.


Jordan Szoke: “I’m so pumped to win a championship
like this and it was illusory to be crowned champion here during CTMP. It
is usually a good throng and roving around on a cold down path is really
something. I’ve been racing 20 years now and I’d adore to keep going 40 more.”



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


The BMW S 1000 RR racers in a MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race
Championship (MFJ) took to a lane during Motegi (JPN). Daisaku Sakai
(JPN / BMW Motorrad 39) finished a competition in 11th, while
Yuta Kodama (JPN / Tone RT Syncedge 4113) was 21st.