BMW:Victories for BMW racers Carmelo Morales and Federico D’Annunzio in Spain and Italy.
Munich. In the third race of the Spanish Championship (RFME
CEV) at Navarra (ESP), defending champion Carmelo Morales (ESP)
celebrated his second win of the season. The BMW racers also enjoyed
success at Imola, Italy, where Luca Vitali (ITA) finished on the
podium in the Italian Superbike Championship (CIV). In the Italian
National Trophy 1000 (INT) race, the win went to BMW S 1000 RR rider
Federico D’Annunzio (ITA). Luca Salvadori (ITA) finished third,
joining him on the podium.
MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Laguna Seca, USA.
The Laguna Seca Raceway (USA), with the legendary Corkscrew turn,
hosted the eighth round of the season in the MOTUL FIM Superbike World
Championship (WorldSBK). On the track near the Californian city of
Monterey, Loris Baz (FRA) and the Gulf Althea BMW Team secured a
top-ten spot. However, the Frenchman was unlucky on Saturday. In the
crucial Superpole 2, Baz had to make do with twelfth place on the grid
after a fall. In the race he fell again on lap three, but Baz was able
to keep riding and managed to salvage a point for finishing in
15th place. In the race on Sunday, he worked his way up the
field with a few overtaking manoeuvres in the race, finishing in tenth
to secure a top-ten spot.
Spanish Championship at Navarra, Spain.
It was the third race in the 2018 Spanish Championship (RFME CEV) and
the second win of the season for reigning champion Carmelo Morales
(ESP). In Navarra (ESP), the BMW rider of the Graphenano EasyRace SBK
Team showed his expertise once again. Starting from second on the
grid, Morales took the lead immediately and retained it right to the
end of the race. After this win, Morales is the sole leader in the
Carmelo Morales: “The race was very demanding
physically because it was extremely hot. I’m very pleased with the
result, I was able to push 100 percent right to the end. Big thanks go
to the team and to BMW, they provided me with a winning bike. This has
given us a lot of confidence for the coming races.”
Italian Superbike Championship in Imola, Italy.
The Italian Superbike Championship (CIV) was at Imola (ITA) at the
weekend. Luca Vitali (ITA / DMR Racing) finished on the podium at the
iconic track: he claimed third place in the second race. Vitali was
sixth in race one. His team-mate Axel Bassani (ITA) crossed the line
in ninth and eighth place. Christian Gamarino (ITA / Tutapista Corse)
finished the first race in eighth, but retired from race two.
Italian National Trophy 1000 at Imola, Italy.
The Italian National Trophy 1000 (INT) also headed to Imola (ITA) for
the third race of the 2018 season. With a considerable lead of more
than three seconds, BMW rider Federico D’Annunzio (ITA) celebrated his
second win of the season. Fellow BMW rider Luca Salvadori (ITA)
finished third to join him on the podium. Two other BMW riders
followed in fourth and fifth place: Alessandro Polita (ITA) and Remo
MotoAmerica at Laguna Seca, USA.
As part of the support programme for the WorldSBK race weekend at
Laguna Seca (USA), the Superbike class of MotoAmerica (MA SBK) also
held two races. BMW rider Danny Eslick (USA / Scheibe Racing) finished
in sixth and eighth place in these two races.
SuperBike Series Brasil at São Paulo, Brazil.
The SuperBike Series Brasil (BRSBK) held its second race of the 2018
season at São Paulo (BRA). The best-placed BMW rider was Danilo Lewis
(BRA / Tecfil Havoline Racing Team) in fourth. He missed out on the
podium by less than a tenth of a second. Behind him were BMW riders
Joelsu “Mitiko” (BRA / Picoloko/Suel Racing) and Rodrigo Dazzi (BRA /
Zitto MotorSport) in fifth and sixth.