Podium for BMW group Penz13.com during a iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Posted on 23. Apr, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The weekend featured a initial continuation prominence of
a year, namely a famous 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA). The FIM
Endurance World Championship (EWC) classical finished with a lectern for
a BMW S 1000 RR. After 24 hours of racing, a #13 RR, run by the
Wepol Racing by Penz13.com team, came home third. The MOTUL FIM
Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) and a FIM Superstock 1000
European Championship (STK1000) were both during Assen, Netherlands.
Loris Baz (FRA) finished in a tip 8 in both WorldSBK races,
while Markus Reiterberger (GER) and Roberto Tamburini (ITA) claimed
a second BMW one-two in a week in a STK1000.



FIM Endurance World Championship during Le Mans, France.


The 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) noted turn dual of a 2017/18 FIM
Endurance World Championship (EWC), that kicked off with a Bol d’Or
during Le Castellet (FRA) in Sep 2017 and ends during Suzuka (JPN) in
Jul 2018. In total, 7 BMW teams took on what is one of the
toughest continuation races in a universe in a EWC Superbike and
Superstock Cup classes. In a end, there was means for celebration:
after finishing second during a Bol d’Or, a Wepol Racing by Penz13.com
group claimed another mark on a lectern during Le Mans. After 24 hours of
racing, Michael Laverty (GBR) brought a #13 BMW S 1000 RR home in
third place. However, it was distant from plain sailing for Laverty and
his team-mates Christian Iddon (GBR) and Danny Webb (GBR) – a trio
forsaken to a behind of a margin following an early crash, which
resulted in a shop-worn handlebar and an unscheduled stop to reinstate it.
This was followed by another pile-up during a night, that saw Webb
disturb his shoulder. Despite that, he managed to finish his
stint, and a multiple of fighting suggestion and ideal work in the
pits authorised a group to finish in a lectern position.


Another top-ten finish came pleasantness of a Mercury Racing group in
ninth. The #21 BMW S 1000 RR was ridden by Karel Hanika, Jakub Smrz
(both CZE) and Sylvain Barrier (FRA). The #56 RR, run by a GERT56 by
RS speedbikes group came home 14th overall. The outcome was
good adequate to give riders Horst Saiger (LIE), Julian Puffe and Rico
Löwe (both GER) fifth place in a Superstock category for a Endurance
World Cup.


The Tecmas BMW (#9) team, with Julien da Costa, Camille Hedelin and
David Perret (all FRA), and a NRT48 – BMW Motorrad (#48) team, with
Kenny Foray (FRA), Peter Hickman (GBR) and Lucy Glöckner (GER), were
also in row for places on a altogether podium, though were forced
to retire before a finish of a race. Two rounds into a season,
Wepol Racing by Penz13.com is now fourth in a EWC team
standings, with BMW second in a manufacturers’ competition.


Michael Laverty:
“First of all, we am contemptible for
my pile-up in my initial stint. However, we attempted as tough as we could over
a march of a foe to make adult for my mistake. Considering we had
distant from a problem-free race, this lectern tastes even sweeter. To
mount adult here during Le Mans is a special feeling.”


Christian Iddon:

“We had some issues and problems, that done it harder for us all –
generally when we headed out for my initial army and a handlebar
pennyless after Michael’s crash. The group did a really veteran pursuit and
we am happy we could move it home on a podium.”


Danny Webb:

“I am over a moon. It was my second 24-hour foe and we have made
it onto a lectern twice in dual races. Not too bad for an Endurance
rookie like me, huh? we am contemptible we had that small off during my night
stint, though it didn’t cost us too much. we am simply some-more than happy we
are on a lectern again.”



MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship during Assen, Netherlands.


The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) was during the
iconic ‘TT Circuit’ in Assen (NED) during a weekend. Loris Baz (FRA) of
a Gulf Althea BMW group saw a poignant alleviation in his
fortunes. In Saturday’s race, a Frenchman finished seventh to claim
his best outcome of a deteriorate so far. Baz thereafter corroborated this adult with
eighth place in Sunday’s race.



FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship in Assen, Netherlands.


Markus Reiterberger (GER) and Roberto Tamburini (ITA) claimed a
illusory one-two for a BMW S 1000 RR during a opening turn of this
season’s FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship (STK1000) at
MotorLand Aragón (ESP) final week. Just 7 days later, they were at
it again in turn dual during Assen (NED). Reiterberger dominated a field
on his RR, run by a alpha Racing-Van Zon-BMW team. He initial secured
stick position with an advantage of half a second on Saturday, before
winning Sunday’s foe with a lead of 5 seconds and environment a new
path record in a process. Behind him, a throng was treated to an
sparkling conflict for second place, with Tamburini (Berclaz Racing Team
SA) entrance out on top. Alessandro Delbianco (ITA / Gulf Althea BMW)
and Jan Bühn (GER / alpha Racing-Van-Zon-BMW) also finished in the
top-ten in eighth and tenth place.


Markus Reiterberger:

“We had a really good foe gait and also a wiring were mark on,
so a large credit to BMW Motorrad Motorsport’s Marc Bongers for setting
a wiring adult perfectly. we wish to also appreciate a whole team
that, notwithstanding a fact that we were most faster than all a rest
already in a use sessions, continued to work tough and came up
with another framework resolution that increasing a advantage even more.
In a race, we were means to pursue a devise to lift divided from the
margin from stick position on a opening laps and to keep a opening over
a whole distance. Right during a beginning, we rode a new path record,
and thereafter we was means to say my gait absolutely until the
finish and to serve boost a gap. In a finish we had an advantage
of over 5 seconds. Pole position, another win for us, another win
during Assen, increasing a altogether championship lead – we consider we can
call that a ideal weekend. Everyone in a group did a 100 per cent
ideal job, we done not a singular mistake and a atmosphere in the
patrol is only fantastic.”



MotoAmerica during Austin, USA.


The Superbike category of a MotoAmerica (MA SBK) array hold dual races
as partial of a MotoGP weekend during a “Circuit of a Americas” in
Austin (USA). Danny Eslick (USA) of a Scheibe Racing group finished
eleventh and eighth.



Australian Superbike Championship during The Bend Motorsport Park, Australia.


BMW racer Glenn Allerton (AUS) narrowly missed out on a mark on the
lectern during a third eventuality of this season’s Australian Superbike
Championship (ASBK), that took place during “The Bend Motorsport Park”
nearby Adelaide (AUS). He came home fourth in foe dual of 3 on his
BMW S 1000 RR, that was run by a NextGen Motorsport team. Allerton
was eighth and fifth in a other dual races.



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


Round dual of a 2018 MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship
(MFJ) took place during a weekend. This time, a riders and teams were
during Suzuka (JPN). For many, a concentration was once again on preparations
for a eight-hour race, that will be hold during Suzuka in July. This
time, no fewer than 6 BMW riders took to a track. The best-placed
of them was Atsumi Cocoro (JPN) of a Tone RT Syncedge 4113 team, who
finished a dual races in 19th and 18th place. The
weekend’s next-best BMW supplement was Daisaku Sakai (JPN / Motorrad 39) in
21st and 19th place.


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