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Mittwoch, 31. August 2016

DUNLOP & TEAM CLASSIC SUZUKI SHATTER TT RECORDS

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 31.

Michael Dunlop shattered Classic TT records in Monday’s four-lap Superbike race, posting a 126.808mph lap of the Mountain course on his Team Classic Suzuki XR69 to set a new lap record, while his dominant win also handed him a new outright race record.

Bookies favourite Dunlop, who won the race at last year’s event, started strongly, and had pulled out an eight second lead on the opening lap by the time he arrived at Ramsey. He extended his lead to 10 seconds at the Bungalow before ending the lap nearly 12 seconds to the good with a lap of 125.872mph.

The second lap saw Dunlop set his new lap record, despite having to slow down for his pit stop, his lap of 126.808mph helping him to his third Classic TT Superbike win in four attempts, crossing the line with a new race record of 1:12:57.75.

Michael Dunlop:

“It was really hard today but I kept at it. The big girl was working really well. I’ve got to thank Steve Wheatman and the boys for that. People don’t understand how hard it is but it’s hard work around here.”

Danny Webb, riding the second Suzuki Vintage Parts-backed XR69 - and making his debut in the Superbike class at the Classic TT - recorded an impressive top-10 finish, despite having to overcome a misfire in the second half of the race.
Webb completed the opening lap in 11th, before climbing to 10th on the second lap. However, his machine developed a misfire after the pit stop, limiting the progress he was able to make. He took the chequered flag in 10th place, but was eventually credited with sixth place following post-race technical inspections that found irregularities on other machines ahead of him on the final time sheets.

Danny Webb:

“The race went well. I felt comfortable from the second lap and was able to push on, but unfortunately we developed a misfire after the pit stop. It stalled at the Nook, but I managed to bump it and got it over the line. I really enjoyed the big bike. I had a target in my head for a lap time, and I beat that, so I can’t complain.”

Steve Wheatman - Team Owner:

“We’re all delighted with our 2016 Classic TT. Michael was outstanding today and showed incredible pace from the off, setting new race and lap records and giving us and our team partners a fantastic result
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“Danny’s performance has been very impressive too. To arrive here having not ridden the bike before and set the times that he has shown his true pedigree. It wasn’t plain sailing today but he dug deep, didn’t give up and showed real determination. A truly great team effort from everyone involved and a fantastic event to be part of.”

Classic TT Superbike Race Result: 1. Michael Dunlop (Suzuki), 2. Michael Rutter, 3. William Dunlop, 6. Danny Webb (Suzuki).

Erfolgreiche Auftritte der BMW Racer in der FIM Langstrecken-Weltmeisterschaft und der FIM Seitenwagen-Weltmeisterschaft – Doppelsieg für die BMW S 1000 RR in der BSB-Superstock-Klasse.

Das Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team feiert sein erstes Podium in der Superbike-Klasse der EWC und Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen verteidigen mit zwei Podestplätzen in Oschersleben die Weltmeisterschaftsführung in der SWC – In der Britischen Superbike-Meisterschaft holen Ian Hutchinson und Taylor Mackenzie einen Doppelsieg für die RR, und Maximilian Scheib fährt in der FIM CEV Superbike European Championship zweimal auf das Treppchen.
 
 
München (DE), 31. August 2016. Die BMW Piloten und die Vor-Ort-Spezialisten von BMW Motorrad Motorsport können auf ein weiteres erfolgreiches Wochenende in zwei Weltmeisterschaften sowie anderen wichtigen Championaten zurückblicken. Mit ihren Einsätzen in Oschersleben (DE), Cadwell Park (GB), Portimão (PT) und Aldo Scribante (ZA) sammelten die BMW S 1000 RR Fahrer auch weitere Punkte für die BMW Motorrad Race Trophy 2016 (vollständige Rangliste: siehe unten).
 
 
FIM Langstrecken-Weltmeisterschaft in Oschersleben, Deutschland.
 
Mit den „8 Hours EWC Oschersleben“ (DE) endete die Saison 2016 in der FIM Langstrecken-Weltmeisterschaft (EWC). Das Rennen war für mehrere BMW Teams ein Heimspiel, unter anderem für das Penz13.com BMW Motorrad Team um Teamchef Rico Penzkofer (DE) – und die Mannschaft hatte Grund zum Feiern. Die Fahrer Kenny Foray (FR) und Lukáš Pešek (CZ) holten das erste Podium für die #13 BMW S 1000 RR in der höchsten Kategorie, der Superbike-Klasse EWC (EWC SBK). Nach acht Rennstunden kamen sie auf dem dritten Rang ins Ziel. Das Penz13.com Team hat bisher noch nicht viele EWC-Rennen in der höchsten Klasse bestritten und zeigte mit diesem Erfolg, dass es im Feld der starken und etablierten Langstrecken-Werksmannschaften konkurrenzfähig ist. Das Team Lukoil BMW Motorrad CSEU sicherte sich ebenfalls ein hervorragendes Ergebnis: Roland Resch (AT), Fabrizio Lai (IT) und Julian Mayer (AT) belegten mit der #52 BMW S 1000 RR den siebten Rang.
 
In der Superstock-Klasse (EWC STK), die offiziell den Namen FIM Endurance World Cup trägt, kam das Team Völpker NRT48 by Schubert-Motors als Spitzenreiter nach Oschersleben. Die Mannschaft erlebte jedoch nur wenige Kilometer vom Teamsitz entfernt ein schwieriges Saisonfinale. Im Qualifying stürzte Fahrer Dominik Vincon (DE) und zog sich einen Oberschenkel- und einen Armbruch zu. Wir wünschen Dominik eine schnelle Genesung. Das BMW Schwesterteam Penz13.com half aus und lieh der Mannschaft ihren dritten Fahrer, Matthieu Lussiana (FR), der den verletzten Vincon vertrat und gemeinsam mit Bastien Mackels (BE) und Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT) auf der #48 BMW S 1000 RR antrat. Leider nahm das Rennen nach zwei Stunden ein unverschuldetes vorzeitiges Ende. Auf einer massiven Ölspur auf der Strecke kamen mehrere Fahrer zu Sturz – darunter Mackels, der keine Chance hatte, die RR auf dem Öl unter Kontrolle zu halten. Das Bike wurde dabei so schwer beschädigt, dass das Rennen nicht fortgesetzt werden konnte. In der Meisterschaftswertung belegte Völpker NRT48 am Ende der Saison den dritten Rang.
 
 
FIM Seitenwagen-Weltmeisterschaft in Oschersleben, Deutschland.
 
Die Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DE) war auch Gastgeber für das vorletzte Rennwochenende der FIM Seitenwagen-Weltmeisterschaft 2016 (SWC). Dabei setzte das finnische Duo Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (44-Racing) seine Erfolgsserie mit einem weiteren Doppelpodium fort. Im Sprintrennen am Samstag wurden sie Dritte, im Gold Race am Sonntag belegten sie in ihrem von einem BMW S 1000 RR Motor angetrieben Gespann den zweiten Rang. Mit diesen Ergebnissen verteidigten sie die Weltmeisterschaftsführung: Bei noch einer ausstehenden Runde haben Päivärinta/Kainulainen einen Vorsprung von 23 Zählern auf ihre nächsten Verfolger. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE / Roscher-Burkard Penz13 Racing) beendeten die beiden Rennen auf den Positionen sieben und fünf.
 
 
Britische Superbike-Meisterschaft in Cadwell Park, Großbritannien.
 
Runde acht der Britischen Superbike-Meisterschaft 2016 (BSB) wurde am Wochenende in Cadwell Park (GB) ausgetragen. Im ersten Rennen der Superbike-Klasse (BSB SBK) war Richard Cooper (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) als Achter der bestplatzierte BMW Pilot. Hinter ihm folgten Jake Dixon (GB / Royal Air Force Regular & Reserve) auf Rang neun und Michael Laverty (GB / Tyco BMW) als Zehnter. Im zweiten Rennen auf dem hügeligen Kurs war Dixon als Zehnter bester BMW Vertreter.
 
Im Rennen der Superstock-Klasse (BSB STK) gab es einen weiteren Doppelsieg für die BMW S 1000 RR. Insgesamt kamen nicht weniger als acht RR auf den ersten zehn Plätzen ins Ziel. An der Spitze feierte Ian Hutchinson (GB / Tyco BMW) seinen zweiten Saisonsieg in der Serie. Taylor Mackenzie (GB / Buildbase BMW Motorrad) belegte dieses Mal den zweiten Rang. Adam Jenkinson (GB / NEI Motorsport) wurde Vierter, während die Positionen sechs bis zehn an Joshua Elliott (GB / Tyco BMW), Dominic Usher (GB / ONE7R / Formwise), Billy Mellor (GB / Able Engineering), Barry Teasdale (GB / Green Chem / Bob Henderson Racing) und Ashley Beech (GB / Jones-Dorling Racing) gingen. In der Meisterschaft führt Mackenzie mit einem Vorsprung von 23 Punkten auf den Zweitplatzierten Hutchinson.
 
 
FIM CEV Superbike European Championship in Portimão, Portugal.
 
Nach einer längeren Sommerpause wurde in Portimão (PT) die Saison in der FIM CEV Superbike European Championship (CEV) fortgesetzt. Einmal mehr beendete BMW Pilot Maximilian Scheib (CL) beide Rennen auf dem Podium. Er belegte mit seiner BMW S 1000 RR des Targobank EasyRace SBK Teams jeweils den zweiten Platz. Sein neuer Teamkollege Marcos Solorza (AR), der den verletzten Santiago Barragán (ES) vertrat, kam auf den Positionen sechs und fünf ins Ziel. Roberto Blazquez (ES / ARC Competicion) wurde Elfter und Zehnter.
 
 
 
South African SuperGP Champions Trophy in Aldo Scribante, Südafrika.
 
Die South African SuperGP Champions Trophy (RSA SBK) trug ihre sechste Runde der Saison am Wochenende in Aldo Scribante (ZA) aus. BMW S 1000 RR Pilot Lance Isaacs (ZA / Lance Isaacs Racing) beendete die beiden Rennen auf den Positionen fünf und sechs. Ronald Slamet (ZA / Bavarian Motorcycles & Danie Maritz Racing) und Garrick Vlok (ZA) fuhren ebenfalls in die Top-10: Slamet wurde im ersten Rennen Zehnter, Vlok belegte diese Position im zweiten Lauf.
 
 
BMW Motorrad Race Trophy 2016 – Aktueller Stand.
 
Stand: 31. August 2016
 
Pos.
Name (Nat.)
Rennserie/Klasse
Punkte
1
Jordan Szoke (CA)
CSBK
410,00
2
Vincent Lonbois (BE)
IRRC
362,45
3
Michael Dunlop (GB)
BMW RRC
332,30
4
Ian Hutchinson (GB)
BMW RRC
327,50
5
Michal Prášek (CZ)
AARR STK
325,60
6
Sébastien Le Grelle (BE)
IRRC
325,27
7
Pekka Päivärinta / Kirsi Kainulainen (FI)
SWC
298,74
8
Taylor Mackenzie (GB)
BSB STK
295,45
9
Didier Grams (DE)
IRRC
272,91
10
Maximilian Scheib (CL)
CEV
268,80
11
Kenny Foray (FR)
FSBK SBK
243,46
12
Benjamin Colliaux (FR)
FR EU
235,87
13
Lukáš Pešek (CZ)
AARR SBK
233,60
14
Ben Young (GB)
CSBK
211,71
15
Florian Brunet-Lugardon (FR)
FR EU
207,69
 
16. Jan Bühn (DE/IDM STK/194,15), 17. Danilo Lewis (BR/BRSBK/191,56), 18. Raffaele De Rosa (IT/STK1000/189,04), 19. Michael Leon (CA/CSBK/186,00), 20. Joshua Elliott (GB/BSB STK/184,55), 21. Stefan Kerschbaumer (AT/EWC STK/180,62), 21. Bastien Mackels (BE/EWC STK/180,62), 21. Dominik Vincon (DE/EWC STK/180,62), 24. Lance Isaacs (ZA/RSA SBK/175,43), 25. Pepijn Bijsterbosch (NL/IDM STK/169,69), 26. Martin Choy (BG/AARR SBK/158,80), 27. Michael Rutter (GB/BSB STK/158,73), 28. Mathieu Gines (FR/IDM SBK/156,11), 29. Jordi Torres (ES/WorldSBK/151,00), 30. Mike Roscher/Anna Burkard (DE/SWC/147,63), 31. Michael Laverty (GB/BSB SBK/142,40), 32. Michel Amalric (FR/FR EU/137,80), 33. Miloš Cihak (CZ/AARR SBK/132,80), 34. Richard Cooper (GB/BSB SBK/130,40), 35. Matteo Ferrari (IT/CIV/128,40), 36. Christian Iddon (GB/BSB SBK/121,60), 37. Cyril Brunet-Lugardon (FR/FR EU/120,31), 38. Colin Butler (CA/MSC SBK/110,00), 39. Martin Tritscher (AT/AARR STK/108,80), 40. Petr Bičiště (CZ/IRRC/104,00), 41. Santiago Barragán (ES/CEV/99,49), 42. Marek Hartl (CZ/AARR STK/98,80), 43. Hernani Teixeira (FR/FR EU/96,00), 44. Marco Nekvasil (AT/IDM STK/94,00), 45. Madjid Idres (FR/FR EU/93,23), 46. Hudson Kennaugh (ZA/BSB STK/88,00), 47. Garrick Vlok (ZA/RSA SBK/87,71), 48. David Datzer (DE/IRRC/84,00), 49. Denni Schiavoni (IT/CIV/83,60), 50. Lee Jackson (GB/BSB SBK/80,00), 50. Markus Reiterberger (DE/WorldSBK/80,00), 52. Marc Neumann (DE/IDM STK/76,46), 53. Steve Rapp (US/AMA SBK/74,93), 54. Joshua Brookes (AU/WorldSBK/74,20), 55. Roberto Blazquez (ES/CEV/73,60), 56. Nasarudin Mat Yusop (MY/MSC STK/72,80), 57. Lee Johnston (GB/BMW RRC/71,00), 58. Julien Brun (FR/FR EU/69,38), 59. Luca Vitali (IT/STK1000/69,25), 60. David Bouvier (FR/FR EU/69,19), 61. Arnaud Friedrich (DE/IDM STK/66,31), 62. Bertrand Boyer (FR/FR EU/64,00), 63. Adam Jenkinson (GB/BSB STK/62,55), 64. Camille Hedelin (FR/EWC SBK/54,53), 64. Clive Rambure (FR/EWC SBK/54,53), 66. Leon Jeacock (GB/BSB STK/53,82), 67. Chrissy Rouse (GB/BSB STK/52,91), 68. Léon Benichou (FR/FR EU/52,31), 69. Karel Abraham (CZ/WorldSBK/51,90), 69. Alastair Seeley (GB/BMW RRC/51,90), 71. Daisaku Sakai (JP/MFJ/49,67), 72. Jeremy Cook (US/AMA STK/49,33), 73. Ronald Slamet (ZA/RSA SBK/48,00), 73. Sam West (GB/BMW RRC/48,00), 75. Rob McNealy (GB/BSB STK/43,45), 76. Alex Olsen (GB/BSB STK/42,18), 77. Björn Stuppi (DE/IDM STK/37,69), 78. Rene Skalicky (CZ/AARR STK/35,80), 79. Michal Bidas (CZ/AARR STK/35,20), 80. Ricky Lee Weare (ZA/RSA SBK/33,71), 81. Yuta Kodama (JP/MFJ/33,67), 82. Manu Dagault (FR/FR EU/32,00), 82. Barry Teasdale (GB/BSB STK/32,00), 84. Dominic Chang (SG/MSC STK/31,60), 85. Michal Šembera (CZ/AARR SBK/31,20), 86. Martin Jessopp (GB/BMW RRC/30,00), 87. Davo Johnson (AU/BMW RRC/29,80), 88. Nicolas Senechal (FR/EWC SBK/29,77), 89. Eric Vionnet (CH/STK1000/28,75), 90. Dominic Herbertson (GB/BMW RRC/28,00), 91. Michal Fojtik (CZ/AARR STK/27,60), 92. Ben Godfrey (GB/BSB STK/27,09), 93. Maxime Bonnot (FR/FSBK SBK/27,08), 94. Dominique Platet (FR/EWC SBK/24,77), 95. Lim Ho Gon (KR/MFJ/23,00), 95. Shinya Takeishi (JP/MFJ/23,00), 97. Derek McGee (IE/BMW RRC/22,40), 98. Evert Stoffberg (ZA/RSA SBK/20,86), 99. Jakub Smrz (CZ/BSB SBK/20,00), 99. Etienne Nelson (ZA/RSA SBK/20,00), 101. Adrián Bonastre (ES/CEV/19,00), 102. Justin Gillesen (ZA/RSA SBK/18,86), 103. John Krieger (ZA/RSA SBK/17,71), 104. Gauthier Duwelz (BE/STK1000/17,25), 105. Daniel Cooper (GB/BMW RRC/16,00), 106. Janez Prosenik (SI/EWC SBK/15,65), 107. Michal Filla (CZ/IDM STK/15,54), 108. Pedro Rodriguez (ES/CEV/12,60), 109. Matthieu Lussiana (FR/WorldSBK/12,20), 110. Heinrich Rheeder (ZA/RSA SBK/11,86), 111. Sabine Holbrook (DE/AARR SBK/7,60), 112. Federico D’Annunzio (IT/STK1000/7,50), 113. Pierre Bezuidenhout (ZA/RSA SBK/6,57), 114. Thomas Toffel (CH/STK1000/5,75), 115. Jacques van Wyngaardt (ZA/RSA SBK/5,71), 116. Pascal Meslet (FR/FR EU/4,92), 117. Valter Patronen (FI/CEV/4,80), 118. Matej Smrz (BSB SBK/ 4,60), 119. Eric Dagault (FR/FR EU/3,69), 120. Elwyn Steenkamp (ZA/RSA SBK/1,14), 121. Christophe Costes (FR/FR EU/0,00), 121. Stefan Dolipski (DE/AMA STK/0,00), 121. Ryan Farquhar (GB/BMW RRC/0,00), 121. Marcel Irnie (CA/CSBK/0,00), 121. Aaron League (US/BSB STK/0,00), 121. Joan Sardanyons (ES/CEV/0,00), 121. Tomas Svitok (SK/AARR STK/0,00)

Dienstag, 30. August 2016

Josh Wainwright - Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW Round 8 - Cadwell Park


Josh Wainwright and the Lloyd & Jones PR Racing BMW had a challenging weekend at round eight of the MCE British Superbike Championship at Cadwell Park this weekend. In front of a huge crowd Josh secured a 25th and 22nd place in the two 18-lap races.
 
Despite being one of Josh's favourite circuits, the team found it very tough to find a set-up on the BMW that worked well around the 2.1-mile circuit. They worked hard on Saturday and Sunday morning in the practice sessions and Josh was able to take nearly two seconds off his initial practice time.
 
He was able to go quicker again in qualifying and started race one from 26th place and he rode a hard race but despite his efforts could only finish in 25th. For race two Josh started from 28th place and was eager to push forward, he set some consistent lap times and still showed determination to ensure that he finished the race. He worked hard and managed to get up to 22nd place at the end of the 18-laps.
 
Josh Wainwright - "It was a really hard start to the weekend at such a complicated circuit. My confidence was a bit low as I really wanted to have a good weekend at Cadwell as it's one of my favourite tracks.
 
It was always going to be a struggle as we had no set-up on the bike for Cadwell and we knew it would be tough from the start.
 
The team worked really hard all weekend to try and get the BMW right and find a set-up we could run with.
 
I had a huge crash at Brands Hatch which did a lot of damage and this was the first time we got the try it out since the team re-built it. We did our best and I'm glad we finished both races and improved our times each time.
 
I am looking forward to Oulton Park and continuing to move forward."
 
Pics by Tim Keeton / Impact Images

CAME BPT Monster Yamaha - British Supersport Cadwell Park - Round 8




The CAME BPT Yamaha team had a varied weekend at round eight of the Dickies British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park. James Westmoreland is still in a good fight for the overall title, and now leads the series again by three points. He gained a fifth and third place respectively in the two races. His team-mate Joe Francis, suffered with bad arm-pump over the weekend and was 11th in race one and unfortunately crashed out of race two.
 
Westy, only lives a stones-throw from Cadwell Park and was eager to get two strong results in front of his friends and family who had come to support him. The practice sessions were really strong and he was instantly on the pace finishing in second and first. He was feeling happy going into qualifying and ended up in third on the front row for race one.
 
He got a good start and held his place after the opening lap and was fighting for a podium position. However, on lap five he ran on at the chicane and dropped back to fifth. Despite some good times he was unable to make up the time he lost and had to take fifth.
 
For race two he started from fifth place on the grid, he held this position for the first few laps of the race. Westy had to take massive evasive action to miss the crashed Luke Jones and Andrew Irwin and he did well to not get involved. Once he regained his momentum he made a pass on Ben Currie for fourth and was soon hunting down Andy Reid for third. Reid went straight on at turn one and allowed Westy to move up to third place. The leaders had bridged too much of a gap to catch but he was happy to take a third place and regain the Championship lead by three points as they head to Oulton.
 
Joe Francis looked like it was going to be a strong weekend for him also, he was quick during the practice sessions and again in qualifying where he ended up in fourth place on the grid for race one. He got a poor start and was boxed into turn one so lost several places after the opening lap and was down in seventh. He was working hard but he started to suffer with arm-pump in the early stages of the race and had to nurse the bike home in 11th.
 
For race two he started from sixth, again he was not able to get a good start and was 11th after lap one. He had a lot of work to do but was soon making some progress through the pack and was up to ninth when he lost the front at the chicane and crashed out. He is now in ninth place in the Championship standings.
 
James Westmoreland - "It has been a tough weekend but I am happy to have ended it with a podium. I've honestly struggled to get the perfect feeling here with the front end of the bike; the CAME BPT Yamaha team worked so hard to get it sorted for me and make it as comfortable as possible.
 
It was good to get the podium in the second race and I can't thank the team enough for all their efforts this weekend to help me achieve that. It was certainly not a straight forward race so I will take the results and move on to Oulton. There are still eight races to go and it is important that I remain focussed and continue to get points in the remaining eight races and obviously more podiums and wins."
 
Joe Francis - "It has been a tough weekend, I had good pace in all the practice sessions and I managed to qualify in fourth which I was pleased with. In the Sprint race I got boxed in at the start which put me back a bit, I managed to get my head down and work my way through the pack.
 
On lap four I got severe arm-pump which lasted for the rest of the race and I was struggling to hold onto the bars. I could do nothing but just try and bring the bike home in the points.
 
The main race was tough, I started from sixth and made a good start but then I lost touch with the leaders when two riders crashed out and I had to avoid them, which meant the front group got away. I tried to close the gap but unfortunately I made a mistake and lost the front and crashed out.
 
I would just like to say thank you to all the CAME BPT Yamaha team for all their hard work over the weekend and I can't wait to get back to Oulton Park in a couple of weeks' time."
 
Grant Bunting - Team Manager - "It was certainly a mixed weekend for us here at Cadwell. Westy was struggling with a set-up but he was still putting in good times during practice and qualifying. The team worked really hard to provide him with a bike he felt happy with, come the races. He worked hard in both races, despite a mistake in race one he got two lots of solid points, including a podium which has put us back at the top of the Championship standings.
 
Joe was struggling all weekend, he has suffered with arm pump in the past and the track at Cadwell is so demanding that it flared up again this weekend but more so in the races. He made the best of a bad situation, he managed to get some points in the first race and made a small mistake in race two which saw him crash out.
 
I know the riders will be looking forward to moving away from here and getting to Oulton Park, where they are both comfortable."

Moto2 & Moto3 InFocus: September

The FIM Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships head to one of the fastest tracks on the 2016 calendar, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, for round 12 over the weekend of 2-4 September. A week later, the Dunlop-shod riders travel to Misano in Italy for round 13, with a two week break before the Motorland Aragon race in Spain on 25 September.
After 11 rounds, both titles are still undecided, although South African Brad Binder holds a massive 61 point lead over Spain’s Jorge Navarro despite crashing out of the lead in tricky conditions in Brno. Navarro is a further 24 points clear of Italian Enea Bastianinni. Moto2 is currently led by reigining champion Frenchman Johann Zarco, with Spaniard Alex Rins just 19 points adrift, and an in-form Briton Sam Lowes, a further 25 points behind going into his home 
August Recap –  Redbull Ring and Brno
Round 10 took place at the new Redbull Ring in Austria and saw a dominant performance from the current Moto2 leader. Johann Zarco converted his pole position to his fifth win of the year, and secured the fastest lap, to extend his lead over Alex Rins who finished third. Joan Mir finally ended the Moto3 streak that has plagued the pole-sitter since Misano in 2015. Securing his first ever pole position, he went on to record his first win, crossing the line 0.297 seconds ahead of Brad Binder whose second place takes his podium tally to 14.
Two weeks later the teams headed to Brno in the Czech Republic where raceday dawned with heavy rain forecast for both races.  Zarco secured his third Moto2 pole of the season in record-breaking form on the Saturday, with one second separating the top 14 riders. Jonas Folger recorded his first Moto2 win of the year, and his fourth podium finish, ahead of Alex Rins whose sixth podium finish keeps him second in the standings. In Moto3 Binder secured his second pole position of the season, but the race was all about another new winner, Briton John McPhee taking victory by almost nine seconds in wet conditions.
#ForeverForward 2016
Moto3 rider Maria Herrera holds station at the top of Dunlop’s #ForeverForward Award, gaining 24 places across the two races to extend her advantage over Moto2 racer Isaac Viñales to ten points. Herrera was the top improver at the RedBull Ring, gaining 16 places, while the top Moto2 improver was Xavi Vierge who gained 11 places from his start position. In Brno, wildcard Anthony West made the most improvement from his grid position, gaining 18 places in the Moto2 race while in Moto3, Bo Bendsneyder moved up 17 places from his start spot.
#ForeverForward after 11 rounds:
1. Maria Herrera (Moto3)  90
2. Isaac Viñales (Moto2)  80
3. Mattia Pasini (Moto2)  69
4. Hafizh Syahrin (Moto2)  68
5. Fabio Di Giannantonio (Moto3)  65
6. Fabio Spiranelli (Moto3)  63
Round 12: Silverstone, Great Britain –  4 September 2016
• The Northamptonshire venue is one of the fastest and longest tracks on the GP schedule
• The former wartime airfield is prone to unseasonable weather with wind and rain always a possibility
Silverstone Track Facts:
• Length: 5.9km
• Left Turns: 8
• Right Turns: 10
• Energy level: Low/Mid
• Left:right bias: 45%/55%
Silverstone Tyre Allocation:
Moto2
Front: Soft '1'(black on yellow) / Medium '2' (black on silver)
Rear: Hard ’3’ (yellow on black) / Hard ’4’ (white on black)
Moto3
Front: Soft/Medium
Rear: Medium 'M1'/ Hard 'H3'
Silverstone 2015 Highlights
• Both Moto2 and Moto3 pole records were broken, Jorge Navarro (Moto3) beating the existing record by 0.5sec, and Sam Lowes (Moto2), by 0.7sec.
• After a dry practice and qualifying session providing the chance for all tyre permutations to be tested, both races were subsequently declared wet
• This year’s race sees three British winners among the entry list; Sam Lowes, Danny Kent and John McPhee, winner of the last round in Brno.
Round 13: Misano, Italy –  11 September 2016
Misano Track Facts:
• Length: 4.2km
• Left Turns: 6
• Right Turns: 10
• Energy level: Mid
• Left:right bias: 40%/60%

Misano Tyre Allocation:
Moto2
Front: Soft '1'(black on yellow) / Medium '2' (black on silver)
Rear: Hard ’3’ (yellow on black) / Hard ’4’ (white on black)
Moto3
Front: Soft/Medium
Rear: Soft 'S1'/ Medium 'M1'
Misano 2015 Highlights
• All Moto3 records broken, with pole position, fastest lap and a race seven seconds faster than the previous year
• The top six qualifiers in Moto3 completed the top six finishers in the race, Enea Bastianinni taking his first win from pole position
• Champion-elect Johann Zarco smashed 0.9sec off the pole time and converted that to victory in a race that was 9.5seconds faster than the previous year
Round 14: Aragon, –  25 September 2016
• First held a round of MotoGP in 2010, Aragon is one of the newest tracks on the schedule
Aragon Track Facts:
• Length: 5.1km
• Left Turns: 10
• Right Turns: 7
• Energy level: Low/Mid
• Left:right bias: 55%/45%
Aragon Tyre Allocation:
Moto2
Front: Soft '1'(black on yellow) / Medium '2' (black on silver)
Rear: Hard ’3’ (yellow on black) / Hard ’4’ (white on black) 
Moto3
Front: Soft/Medium
Rear: Soft 'S1'/ Medium 'M1'
Aragon 2015 Highlights
• Both Moto2 and Moto3 pole records were broken, Enea Bastianini (Moto3) beating the existing record by 0.5sec, and Tito Rabat (Moto2), by over one second
• Both race lap records were broken, Moto3 racer Niccolo Antonelli’s lap of 1’58.726 knocking 0.9 seconds off the existing record
• The Moto3 total race time was eight seconds quicker than the previous year
• In Moto2 qualifying 15 riders were under the previous pole time
• Alex Rins claimed the Moto2 lap record by a staggering 1.2 seconds on his way to second place
• Jorge Navarro claimed his first podium finish

Joe Collier - British Supersport Cadwell Park - Round 8


Joe Collier and the One Call JJR Triumph had solid weekend at round eight of the MCE British Supersport Championship at Cadwell Park. The youngster from Leicestershire made a lot of improvements this weekend and finished the two races with a 12th and ninth place respectively.
 
It was another circuit where the One Call team had to find a set-up to suit the very tricky Cadwell Park track. The practice sessions were hard for Joe but they persevered making changes and he was able to have a steady qualifying and placed 16th on the grid for the Sprint race on Sunday. Joe got a good start and was 13th at the end of the opening lap; he worked hard for the 12 lap race and was able to finish in 12th place.
 
For race two Joe started from 15th and he got another great start and was up to 13th at the end of the opening lap. Joe once again is always strong over a race distance and he was able to make up good ground throughout the 16-lap race. He moved up to a top ten position on lap 10 and continued to push forward to secure ninth at the end of the race.
 
Joe Collier - "It is always really hard to go to a circuit with no data and I feel like we are always on the back foot trying to sort everything in two practice sessions on the first day. It then has a knock on effect to qualifying as I am still trying to find a good, comfortable set-up and end up with a lower grid position that I would have liked.
 
Luckily I've always been a racer and I know I am fit and am capable of a good race pace. I got two really good starts which did give me more of a chance to be fighting for some half decent positions.
 
My confidence is certainly building again and we are definitely making some progress forwards. I must thank all my personal sponsors for being so patient with me for the results to come but we are certainly making good improvements and now taking things forward.
 
Also thank you to all the people that help over the weekend and help put me in the situation to be allowed to race. I can't wait to get to Oulton Park as it is one of my favourite circuits and I hope we can have a really strong end to the year."

TOP-5 FOR BRIDEWELL & BENNETTS SUZUKI GSX-R1000

Team Suzuki Press Office – August 30.

Tommy Bridewell took a brace of top-five finishes on his Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000 at Cadwell Park and round eight of the MCE British Superbike championship on Bank Holiday Monday, as he kept his challenge for a place in the Showdown alive.

Bridewell started from seventh place on the grid for the weekend's opening race, and made a series of overtakes at a circuit that is notoriously difficult to pass at, to put himself in contention for a podium finish.

Bridewell battled all the way to the flag to secure a solid fourth placed finish, and more importantly, kept a number of his fellow Showdown challengers behind him.

In race two, he found himself embroiled in a fight for fourth place. Holding sixth on the final lap; a late move into the Old Hairpin saw him snatch fifth and he held it to the line to take a solid haul of points from the weekend's action.

Tommy Bridewell:

“The results this weekend actually makes Brands Hatch an even bigger disappointment, because a worst of third in race one there and a top-five and maybe even another podium in race two, would have meant we'd be in the Showdown now or very close to it after these results. I'm happy with the way I'm riding, and credit to the team because they've worked really hard to go from a disappointing start to the season to front-runners. The bike's mega; chassis and set-up wise. I think we've got one of the best out there, and you can see that on TV with how late we can brake and the corner speed we're able to carry. I passed people on the outside at the end of the back straight into Park and I'm that confident with the package we have put together. The area we just need to work on is getting out of the corners. But we've now got just three races to make the Showdown. It would have been nice to have been on the podium today, and I could have done with beating [Peter] Hickman in the last race, but we had a lot of Showdown contenders behind us, and hopefully we can get three good results and a bit of good luck at Oulton to get ourselves in there.”

Martin Halsall - Bennetts Suzuki Team Owner:

“I'm really proud of our performance again this weekend. Tommy's ridden superbly well, he's gone faster than he's ever gone around Cadwell Park and as a team it's been our best weekend here. A podium would have been nice, but you don't get given them in BSB and we raced hard for the results that we got, and we beat a lot of our rivals who are also pushing for a Showdown spot. It's still going to be incredibly difficult, but all we can do is try again at Oulton Park, beat who we need to beat, and hopefully get the rub of the green to elevate ourselves into the top six.”

Race One Result: 1. Shane Byrne, 2. Leon Haslam, 3. Jason O'Halloran, 4. Tommy Bridewell (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000), 5. Glenn Irwin.

Race Two Result: 1. Leon Haslam, 2. Jason O'Halloran, 3. Shane Byrne, 4. Peter Hickman, 5. Tommy Bridewell (Bennetts Suzuki GSX-R1000).