Historic universe championship pretension for BMW sidecar Duo Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi Kainulainen.

Posted on 19. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 19th Sep 2016. The BMW Motorrad Motorsport
village can applaud an ancestral universe championship title: during the
deteriorate culmination in Donington (GB), Finnish twin Pekka Päivärinta/Kirsi
Kainulainen were crowned a 2016 FIM Sidecar World Champions.
Kainulainen is a initial ever lady to win a universe pretension in road
racing. Their 44-Racing sidecar is powered by a BMW S 1000 RR engine,
and a BMW Motorrad Motorsport experts supported
Päivärinta/Kainulainen with engine hardware and set-up. Together with
a team, a specialists mutated and set adult a absolute BMW engine
in sequence to ideally compare a special mandate of a complicated sidecar.


Over a march of a season, a “Flying Finns” have been a most
unchanging team. They finished all 9 races on a podium, including
their ancestral win during a finish of Jun during Pannonia-Ring (HU), when
Kainulainen was a initial ever lady to win a universe championship race
in highway racing.


They arrived during a final weekend during Donington with an advantage of
23 points over their closest rivals. Because of this they only had to
collect a serve 3 points in a final competition of a deteriorate to
secure a title. However, Päivärinta/Kainulainen once some-more put in a
shining opening and raced to second place on a podium. In the
final standings, they finished a deteriorate with 177 points to their name
and an advantage of 18 points.


It was a initial universe championship pretension in sidecar racing for BMW
given 1974, when Klaus Enders (DE) and Ralf Engelhardt (DE) finished
a deteriorate as universe champions. The German manufacturer had dominated
sidecar racing from a 1950ies to a 1970ies, winning a sum of 21
universe championship titles between 1954 and 1974.


In addition, BMW was means to applaud a serve pretension win during the
competition weekend in Donington: Taylor Mackenzie (GB) was crowned champion
in a Superstock category of a British Superbike Championship. He
claimed his sixth win of a deteriorate with his Buildbase BMW Motorrad
BMW S 1000 RR and his lead can’t be beaten in a final race, which
will be hold in a center of October.


“Congratulations to Pekka and Kirsi for this good deserved world
championship title,” pronounced Berthold Hauser, Technical Director BMW
Motorrad Motorsport. “They had a good and really unchanging season. In
all a races they showed a ideal multiple of speed and
cleverness. Last year, they were fighting for a pretension until a very
final competition and, by finishing third overall, newcomer Kirsi was the
initial ever lady to win a universe championship award in highway racing.
This deteriorate they continued their strain of success in an impressive
manner. The ancestral win in Hungary was a subsequent step, and now to be
crowned universe champions is only a illusory achievement.
Congratulations also to Taylor for winning a pretension in a BSB
Superstock class. The RR racers are displaying a good opening in
a array this season, with 9 wins in 11 races so distant and many,
many podiums. We as BMW Motorrad Motorsport are really unapproachable to have
contributed to these titles with the technical support.”

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