Two titles in one weekend: Markus Reiterberger is Superstock European champion, Ilya Mikhalchik champion in a IDM.

Munich. The alpha Racing-Van-Zon-BMW group had twice a reason
to applaud when group principal Werner Daemen’s organisation won a titles
in dual general championships during a weekend. Markus
Reiterberger (GER) was crowned Superstock European champion in the
FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR)
clinched a pretension in a International German Championship (IDM).
For a BMW Motorrad Motorsport community, this creates it
championship titles series 5 and 6 of a stream season.
Behind Reiterberger, Roberto Tamburini (ITA) finished second overall
in a FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship (STK1000). In the
IDM, a championship spots one to 3 all went to BMW riders;
behind champion Mikhalchik came Bastien Mackels (BEL) in second,
Julian Puffe (GER) in third. In further to these successes, BMW
racers picked adult dual wins and a sum of 8 podiums.



FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship during Magny-Cours, France.


Markus Reiterberger (GER) led a FIM Superstock 1000 European
Championship standings from a unequivocally initial competition and hermetic a understanding at
a Magny-Cours (FRA) finale. The group alpha Racing-Van-Zon-BMW rider
was crowned 2018 Superstock European champion. Third place in the
eighth and final competition of a year was adequate for Reiterberger to
secure a title. “Reiti” has picked adult a sum of 4 wins and two
third-places this season.


Roberto Tamburini (ITA / Berclaz Racing Team), who distinguished his
initial win of a deteriorate during Portimão (POR) dual weeks ago, finished the
final competition in second place, usually three-tenths of a second behind
leader Federico Sandi (ITA). Tamburini once again set a fastest race
path and a new path record. In a championship standings, Tamburini
cumulative second place behind champion Reiterberger, clinching the
one-two finish for BMW. In a manufacturer’s standings, BMW had
already been crowned champions.


Markus Reiterberger: “It is usually so amazing! Going
into a final race, we could feel that all of us were slightly
tense. we knew that we could float comparatively cautiously, definition that
zero could happen, though you’re not concerned in a technology, but
a whole group did an superb pursuit once again and supposing me with
a ideally prepared motorcycle. we hold behind a lot on a initial few
laps since we didn’t wish someone knocking me off my bike in the
turmoil. Perhaps we took it too solemnly there though it all worked out in
a end; we finished as European champion! I’d like to appreciate a whole
team, BMW, my family, my friends, everybody who has upheld me and
done this possible. I’m crazy happy to be European champion; it’s
something utterly special. I’m unequivocally unapproachable of what we have achieved together.”



MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship during Magny-Cours, France.


Magny-Cours (FRA) was a final stop in Europe for a MOTUL FIM
Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Loris Baz (FRA) of Gulf
Althea BMW Team finished both of his home races in tenth place.



International German Championship during Hockenheim, Germany.


What Markus Reiterberger was to a STK1000 this year, his alpha
Racing-Van-Zon-BMW team-mate Ilya Mikhalchik (UKR) was in the
International German Championship (IDM) – a prohibited contender for the
title. At a Hockenheim (GER) finale, a Ukrainian was crowned
champion. In a 14 races of a season, he finished on a tip step
of a lectern 9 times. Second and third place in a championship
standings also went to BMW racers: Bastien Mackels (BEL / Wilbers
Racing Team) finished second, and Mikhalchik’s team-mate Julian Puffe
(GER) clinched third place overall. BMW won a manufacturer’s
standings, with a outrageous lead of 301 points.


In a dual final races, there was once again no violence a BMW
riders – they cumulative a one-two and a one-two-three. In competition one,
Mackels distinguished his fourth win of a deteriorate with Mikhalchik
finishing second. Then, in a second race, Mikhalchik won forward of
Mackels, with Puffe completing a all-BMW lectern in third.


Ilya Mikhalchik: “I am unequivocally happy about this season,
from a initial to a final race. we wish to contend a large appreciate we to the
whole team. It is an unimaginable feeling. we had a trust from the
initial competition on that we can win a pretension with my guys – and it
happened. we am really, unequivocally happy!”



British Superbike Championship during Assen, Netherlands.


For a eleventh and penultimate eventuality of a 2018 season, the
British Superbike Championship (BSB) environment headed to the
Netherlands’ “Cathedral of Speed”, a TT Circuit in Assen. Only the
Superbike category (BSB SBK) competed – and a BMW S 1000 RR clinched a
mark on a podium.


Peter Hickman (GBR / Smiths Racing) finished in third place in the
second of a dual races. In competition one, Hickman usually only missed out on
a podium, finishing fourth and environment a fastest path of a race.
Christian Iddon (GBR / Tyco BMW Motorrad) was behind in movement after his
damage break, and finished a dual races in eighth and tenth places.
His team-mate Michael Laverty (GBR) finished eleventh in a first
competition though late in competition two.



MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship during Okayama, Japan.


The MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ) was
scheduled to make an coming in Okayama, Japan during a weekend.
However, no races were means to take place with a eventuality being called
off for reserve reasons with a hazard of a typhoon.