The winner has been decided: Markus Reiterberger (DE) has won the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. After last Sunday, 16th November, the scoring period for the inaugural season of this innovative customer sports project has come to an end. As the 2014 season draws to a close, privateer BMW Motorrad riders have been in action at Macau (CN) and Valencia (ES). The former Portuguese colony of Macau hosted the 48th running of the legendary Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, while in Valencia the season finale of the 2014 Spanish Superbike Championship (CEV) was held.BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: Markus Reiterberger is the first ever winner.After a long season of exciting racing, the final rankings of the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy have been decided. BMW Motorrad Motorsport started this new and unique customer sports project early this year, and the interest among the privateer BMW Motorrad riders was huge from the word ‘go’. In total, 69 participants racing in 19 countries on six continents registered for the inaugural Race Trophy. They had the possibility to collect Race Trophy points in 15 different championships and road racing events. All results they achieved in their respective series within the scoring period from 15th February to 16th November have been taken into account for the rankings. As defined in the regulations, additional bonus points were given for pole positions, title wins and for those riders, who competed with the “BMW Motorrad Motorsport” sticker on their bikes (see complete final rankings below).The first ever winner of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is Markus Reiterberger (DE) with 299.00 Race Trophy points. This year he competed in the International German Motorcycle Championship (SUPERBIKE*IDM), where he celebrated three race wins and numerous podium finishes with Van Zon-Remeha-BMW. In addition, he started in the FIM Endurance World Championship (EWC), taking victory in the Superstock class at the 8 Hours of Oschersleben (DE) together with the Penz13.com team. Second place in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy goes to Emilien Jaillet (FR) with 288.00 points. Jaillet was crowned champion in the European Bikes class of the French Superbike Championship (FSBK) by winning five races this season. Marco Nekvasil (AT) secured third place in the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy with a total of 254.65 points. With a total of six race wins, Nekvasil claimed the title in the Superstock 1000 class of the SUPERBIKE*IDM.The 15 best-placed participants in the 2014 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy will be awarded trophies and a total prize money of Euros 100.000.“We can look back with pride on the 2014 season,” said Berthold Hauser, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Technical Director. “Once more, our customer teams have been successful world-wide. It was great to see them collect race wins and podium finishes week-in-week-out. They celebrated wins and titles in international championships and events, as well as in numerous national championships like in France, Spain, South Africa, Italy, Canada and Brazil. We are delighted that we could contribute to these successes by working closely together with our customers.”“We are looking back on a great first season for the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy,” commented Udo Mark, BMW Motorrad Motorsport Marketing Director. “With this project we aimed to bring the BMW Motorrad Motorsport family even closer together. The feedback we got from all around the globe shows us that we succeeded in doing this. And the fact that the top 15 riders come from nine different countries and contested in seven different championships confirms that the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is an appealing project for privateer riders all over the world.”
November 2014 | © BMW Motorrad Motorsport
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