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Aug 13, 2014

The Final Round Of Press Releases From This Past Weekend's Various Races

Ryuichi Kiyonari (23).

Double victory for Kiyonari on his BMW S 1000 RR in the BSB – Heavy rain thwarts SUPERBIKE*IDM at Assen.

Ryuichi Kiyonari is the man to beat at Oulton Park – In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, Marco Nekvasil reduces the gap to leader Michael Dunlop.

Munich, 13th August 2014. It was again a busy weekend for the experts from BMW Motorrad Motorsport: they were on site at Britain's Oulton Park and the Netherlands' Assen to support the BMW Motorrad customer teams in the British Superbike Championship (BSB) and the International German Motorcycle Championship (SUPERBIKE*IDM). Again they had reason to celebrate, as the BMW S 1000 RR proved to be a winning bike once more. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP) celebrated a stunning double victory at the Oulton Park round of the BSB. At the SUPERBIKE*IDM round at Assen, BMW Motorrad Motorsport customers claimed strong results in an exciting first race. The second race, however, had to be cancelled due to heavy rain. In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy, the participants from both the BSB and SUPERBIKE*IDM made up ground.

British Superbike Championship at Oulton Park.

The fans of the British Superbike Championship (BSB) were offered an action-packed weekend at Oulton Park (GB). For the seventh round of the 2014 season, no fewer than three races were scheduled in the premier class, the Superbike category. The man to beat was Japanese Ryuichi Kiyonari from the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team. He celebrated a double victory on his BMW S 1000 RR, which is prepared with support from BMW Motorrad Motorsport. In race one, which was held in dry conditions, he stormed from tenth on the grid to take the victory. For race two the conditions had changed to wet, but this did not prevent Kiyonari from claiming his second win of the weekend. The third and final race saw changing conditions, with the track drying out but still damp in places. Kiyonari again rode hard, but this time he had to settle for fourth.

Patric Muff (CH / Batham’s Prize Winning Ales) was 12th in race one and tenth in race two on his BMW S 1000 RR, but retired in race three. His team-mate Michael Rutter (GB) finished two of the races in 11th. Lee Jackson (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) claimed 15th and 16th respectively in races one and two, but also retired in race three.

Jackson also races successfully in the Superstock class of the BSB. One week after his first victory at Thruxton (GB), he finished fourth in the race at Oulton Park. Directly behind him was Hudson Kennaugh (ZA / Linxcel Moto Racing) in fifth. Kiyonari, Muff, Rutter, Jackson and Kennaugh are all taking part in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy and collected points to make up several positions in the standings. Currently the best placed rider among them in the rankings is Jackson, who climbed from 17th to 12th.

SUPERBIKE*IDM in Assen.

The iconic “TT Circuit” in Assen (NL) hosted the sixth round of the 2014 International German Motorcycle Championship (SUPERBIKE*IDM). Teams and riders faced what Assen is known for: unpredictable weather. Heavy rain on Sunday flooded the track, forcing the organisers to cancel the second of the two scheduled races.

Race one was held in dry conditions. The best privateer BMW Motorrad rider was Markus Reiterberger (DE) on his BMW S 1000 RR from the Van Zon Remeha BMW Team. For most of the race he was fighting an exciting battle for second. On the penultimate lap he lost time when he went wide and so Reiterberger crossed the line in fourth, while he was followed in fifth by his team-mate Bastien Mackels (BE). Stefan Nebel (DE) also scored points, taking the chequered flag on his BMW HP4 from the Wilbers BMW Racing Team 11th overall and ninth in the Superbike class.

In the Superstock class, five BMW riders finished within the top six. The first Superstock rider to cross the line was guest starter Fabio Massei (IT), who normally competes in the FIM Superstock 1000 Cup. As Massei was not registered for the competition in Assen, Dominik Vincon (DE / BMW Stilgenhauer), who took the chequered flag in second, received the full points haul for the winner. Lucy Glöckner (DE / Wilbers BMW Racing Team) finished the race in third, but was given the points for second. Marco Nekvasil (AT / Interwetten Racing by Fritze Tuning) crossed the line in fourth and received the points for third. He was followed by Leon Bovee (NL / Van Zon Rehema BMW) and Marc Neumann (DE / Neumann Racing).

In the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy rankings, second placed Nekvasil reduced the gap to leader Michael Dunlop (GB / Isle of Man TT and BSB). Glöckner improved to sixth, while Reiterberger is currently seventh. Mackels climbed to tenth, while Vincon made up seven positions and is now 11th. Bovee, Nebel and Neumann also improved in the rankings, as did Thomas Hainthaler (DE) and Sergiy Grygorovych (UA).

2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – Current Standings.

Status: 13th August 2014

Pos.Name (Nat.)SeriesPoints
1Michael Dunlop (GB)IOMTT, BSB199,38
2Marco Nekvasil (AT)IDM174,50
3Jordan Szoke (CA)CSBK153,50
4Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR)FSBK143,00
5Emilien Jaillet (FR)FSBK143,00
6Lucy Glöckner (DE)IDM141,00
7Markus Reiterberger (DE)IDM140,50
8Ivan Silva Alberola (ES)CEV129,00
9Laurent Aymonin (FR)FSBK127,00
10Bastien Mackels (BE)IDM, EWC112,75
11Dominik Vincon (DE)IDM110,25
12Lee Jackson (GB)BSB109,00
13Alessandro Polita (IT)CIV105,00
14Lance Isaacs (ZA)SAM102,75
15Luca Conforti (IT)CIV101,25

16. Daniel Rivas Fernandes (ES/CEV/101,00), 17. Michel Amalric (FR/FSBK/100,00), 18. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/BRSBK/99,50), 19. Leon Bovee (NL/IDM/95,25), 20. Michael Rutter (GB/IOMTT/BSB/92,00), 21. Ryuichi Kiyonari (JP/BSB/91,00), 22. Gianluca Vizziello (IT/CIV/90,00), 23. Andy Rey (FR/FSBK/82,00), 24. Eeki Kuparinen (FI/CEV/80,00), 25. Federico D‘Annunzio (IT/WSTK/78,00), 26. Febrizio Perotti (IT/CIV/75,00), 27. Alessio Corradi (IT/CIV/73,75), 28. Stefan Nebel (DE/IDM/73,50), 29. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM/70,50), 30. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/68,75), 31. Uwe Gürck (DE/SWC/64,32), 32. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB/62,00), 33. Thomas Hainthaler (DE/IDM/60,00), 34. Janine Davies (ZA/SAM/58,05), 35. Marco Muzio (IT/CIV/55,00), 36. Mark Albrecht (DE/IDM/51,00), 37. Florian Drouin (FR/FSBK/48,00), 38. Jean Foray (FR/FSBK/45,00), 39. Björn Stuppi (DE/EWC/42,35), 40. Hayato Takada (JP/EWC/42,35), 41. Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FSBK/41,00), 42. Jörg Steinhausen (DE/SWC/40,80), 43. Nicolas Pouhair (FR/FSBK/36,00), 44. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/EWC/34,73), 45. Sergiy Grygorovych (UA/IDM/30,00), 46. Robert Muresan (RO/WSTK/30,00), 47. Kohji Teramoto (JP/MFJ/EWC/28,96), 48. Lucas Barros (BR/BRSBK/27,00), 49. James Westmoreland (GB/BSB/19,50), 50. Camille Hedelin (FR/FSBK/18,00), 51. Lucas Teodoro (BR/BRSBK/18,00), 52. Tim Robinson (CA/CSBK/17,50), 53. Luciano Ribodino (AR/BRSBK/16,50), 54. Patric Muff (CH/BSB/15,50), 55. Alessio Velini (IT/CIV/15,00), 56. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/EWC/10,73), 57. Imre Toth (HU/WSBK/6,50), 58. David Datzer (DE/IDM/6,00), 59. Rémi Boitel (FR/FSBK/6,00), 60. Martjin Polinder (DK/IDM/3,00), 61. Peter Sebestyen (HU/WSBK/3,00), 62. Filip Altendorfer (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Florian Bauer (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Rico Löwe (DE/EWC/0,00), 62. Didier Grams (DE/Macau Grand Prix/0,00)

It is still possible to register for the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy on the websitewww.bmw-motorrad.de/motorsport. The deadline for registrations for the current season is not until 2nd November 2014, entry is free. Regardless of when the registrations are received, each participant will receive points for all the race events he/she has competed in since the start of the scoring period on 15th February 2014. So the ranking can also continuously change as new participants are added.



More, from a press release issued by Corey Sarros:

Corey Sarros sets Buttonwillow's counter clockwise track record during MWGP Round 6 with a 1:46.776 .

Just six weeks after veteran racer Corey Sarros's baby boy Valentino Sarros was born, the Sarros family hit the road for MotoWest GP Round 6 at Buttonwillow Raceway Park. With the fresh repave, Sarros was gunning for the lap record.

Sarros took 2nd in Open Superbike with a best time of 1:48.526 . "The Pirelli tires were hooking up great, my JRI shock valved by Marcus McBain was working flawlessly, but the front end needed a little more weight," said Corey after the race.

The minor set up change made all the difference in Formula 1. Corey led the first laps of the race, but was passed a few laps in. Corey battled back with the 1:46.776 new lap record time! Unfortunately, due to a fuel miscalculation, Sarros was bested by a narrow margin, leaving him with another 2nd place finish. 

"The engine was sputtering during full lean, the mistake was costly, but I am thrilled to bring the lap record home to my sponsors and family" said Sarros.

Sarros parked the superbike, and finished the day with a comfortable win in Open Superstock. Corey raved about the handling of the bike and the newly dialed GP forks by Mr. Barry from KFG. His best lap of a 01:47.848 was blazing, as he was on a bone stock motor and brakes. He dedicated the win to his son Valentino Sarros, "Thanks to uncle Brett with Shades Of Vail I was able to race this weekend, and bring home a very special win for my newborn son!"

Thanks to all my sponsors:
Shades of Vail (luxury optical company)
M & M racing
Pirelli ct racing
Pct trucking
Bike 911
Kfg suspension
Lougheed race engines
Yoshimura
Suzuki
Jri shocks
Let's ride track days
Motoyard
Cycle mall
Motorex
K&N filters
Vortex
Shoie
Puma
Snug harbor
Chickenhawk
Motion pro
Sds designs
Mrrf racing forums/parts
Contortion jui jitsu/ mma
Munch industries
Queen Wing(my wifey)
Positive Ride



More, from a press release issued by Tuned Racing:

Tuned Racing Dominates Moto West Grand Prix Races at Buttonwillow

Bryce Prince won all 3 of his races again at Buttonwillow Raceway Park to extend his lead in the Overall Championship by 44 points after 6 rounds. Even more impressive was the fact that all of Bryce’s wins were earned while riding takeoff Dunlops from the last AMA round at Mid-Ohio. Mike Pond and Jason Aguilar also added wins for a total of 6 race wins for the team. Qualifying was close with the top 3 qualifiers separated by only 2 tenths of a second. 

The newly repaved track surface at Buttonwillow provided great grip, and the notoriously bumpy track of the past was now smoother and faster. Riders responded well to the new surface, and most riders were raving about the improvements to the track. This round was run in the counter-clockwise direction, providing a new challenge to many of the racers.

In the first race of the day, 600 Superstock, Jason Aguilar had grip issues with the wrong tire choice, and ran off track on the opening lap, Jason bounced back to retake the lead going into the first corner on lap 2, but a red flag incident required a restart. Jason grabbed the lead on the first lap of the restart and won the race by a comfortable margin.

Bryce had a great battle in Open Superbike. A competitor grabbed the lead on the first lap, but Prince got by him on the 3rd lap. On lap 5, the other rider again got by Prince, who needed a fast lap of 1:47.781 to make a last lap pass for the win. The 750 Superbike race ran with the Open Superstock class with Mike Pond bringing home a win for the team in a close battle with another rider.

The Formula 1 race looked to be the race of the day with the top 3 competitors qualifying within 2 tenths of a second. However the race was marred by a showing of unsportsmanlike conduct when a competitor purposely hit Jason Aguilar’s kill switch after he had taken the lead on the first lap. Jason grabbed the lead on the first lap, but got passed on the straight out of the first corner. Heading into the Star Mazda corner, Jason dove to the inside to retake the lead. On the back straight, as Jason was repassed by the competitor on a litrebike, the competitor reached out and hit Jason’s kill switch. Jason’s bike would not restart requiring him to pull off track, losing about 30 seconds and dropping him to last place. Bryce Prince also had a problem, having run wide in the first corner and had to check up, causing him to fall off the pace. He battled back to take over 2nd place and set after the leader. On lap 4, the leader made a mistake and Prince was able to pass for the lead. Lap 6 saw the other rider put down the fastest lap of the weekend, a 1:46.776 to reel Prince in and retake the lead on Lap 7. A mistake by the leader on lap 9 allowed Prince to get the lead back and he went on the take his second win of the day. Meanwhile, a furious Aguilar pushed hard to catch the other riders to take the final podium position.

The Open Superstock race looked like it was going to be a close one with a literbike rider and Aguilar only a tenth of a second apart after 2 laps. However, Jason pushed a little too hard trying to get the drive out of the Star Mazda corner on Lap 3 and had a wicked highside, crashing out of the race. While it was a frustrating end to a promising weekend, Jason still managed to run a best lap of 1:47.959 on Dunlop takeoffs from Mid-Ohio’s AMA race.

The Team’s final race of the day was 600 Superbike with Prince and Pond going 1st and 2nd respectively.

Tuned Racing thanks all its sponsors for their support:

Tuned Industries, Graves Motorsports, Dunlop Tires, Solarmax Technology, Galfer Brakes, Worxxx Performance and Machine, Drive Systems USA, Torco Advanced Lubricants, OFD Racing, Motoyard.com, Let’s Ride Trackdays, Zero Gravity Racing Corporation, Dynojet, VNM Sportgear, EFSigns.com, SBKPaint.com, Optimal Racing Bodywork, SpeedAngle, Shorai Batteries, ACT Leathers, NEXX-USA, Onyx Oil Service and Scott’s Plumbing.

Jason Aguilar also thanks his personal sponsors: RS Taichi, Moto Liberty, AXO, Vortex Racing, Impact Safe-T Armor, Spider Grips, HT Moto, GPR Stabilizers, Troy Lee Designs, and Chicken Hawk Racing.