Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship 2015
The BMW S1000RR has earned two more titles, the latest arriving this past weekend in the 2015 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR). BMW racer Roland Resch (AT) was crowned SBK champion and Michal Prášek the STK champion in the 2015 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR).
The titles changed the standings in the 2015 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. By claiming two podium finishes at the season finale of the Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR) at the Slovakia Ring (SK), the Austrian Roland Resch regained the lead in the rankings.
He now has 344.73 Race Trophy points to his name. The previous leader, Jordan Szoke (CA / CSBK PR), is now second with 341.67 points. Markus Reiterberger (DE / IDM SBK) is currently third with 299.52 points. It is a top-three of champions: all three have claimed the title in their individual championships this year.
While Resch and Szoke have finished the seasons in their series, Reiterberger has one more round to go in the SUPERBIKE*IDM. However, the number of points for Resch and Szoke are not final, as at the end of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy season the extra points for championship titles, pole positions and so on will be rewarded to all competitors (see full rankings below).
2015 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship at the Slovakia Ring, Slovakia
A great finale to a successful season: at the final round of the 2015 Alpe Adria Road Racing Championship (AARR), the BMW racers have been in the spotlight once more. At the Slovakia Ring near Bratislava (SK) two of them were crowned champions, and there were three wins and a total of eight podium finishes for the BMW S 1000 RR. Roland Resch (AT / Reitwagen-Racing) had secured the title in the Superbike class (AARR SBK) at the penultimate round in August, and wrapped up his season with two more podiums in Slovakia. In the Superstock class (AARR STK), Michal Prášek (CZ / Rohac and Fejta motoracing team) claimed the title after also stepping onto the podium. The two Czech BMW riders Lukáš Pešek (BMW Motorrad Czech) and Michal Filla (BMW Sikora Motorsport) contributed to the successful weekend for BMW by securing race wins in Slovakia.
Pešek secured pole position for the first race of the Superbike class and took the win after a thrilling duel with Resch. Being runner-up over most of the distance, he took the lead in the final stages of the race and crossed the line with an advantage of two seconds. Resch finished second to complete the one-two result for the RR. A total of six BMW riders finished the first race in the top ten. Pešek’s team-mate Martin Choy (BG) finished fourth, directly followed by Ireneusz Sikora (PL / BMW Sikora Team) in fifth place. Miloš Cihak (CZ) crossed the finish line in seventh on the third RR in the race for BMW Motorrad Czech, Wolfgang Gammer (AT / heating factory) finished in ninth. Pawel Gorka (PL / BMW Motorrad Czech) in 11th, while István Bezzegh (HU / Superbike Raceteam) in 15th also rode into the points.
In race two, Pešek and Resch secured another double podium for the BMW S 1000 RR. They were fighting a nail-biting three-way-battle with Pawel Szkopek (PL) for the lead. After 11 laps, Pešek crossed the line in second only 0.073 seconds behind Szkopek. Resch, who set the fastest race lap with a new track record, was third on the podium. This time, six of the top eight spots went to the RR. Choy finished fifth, Cihak in sixth. Daniel Bukowski (PL) crossed the finish line in seventh on the BMW S 1000 RR of Zlotniccy Racing and Gammer rounded off the top eight in eighth place. Bezzegh and Bartlomiej Lewandowski (PL / Team LRP Poland) in 13th and 15th also picked up points.
In the Superstock class Filla won both races on his RR. On both occasions he was not the only BMW rider on the podium: in race one, Filla’s team-mate Bartlomiej Wiczynski (PL) finished third. In the second race Prášek claimed third on the podium to finally secure the championship title.