BMW has made some alterations to its Motorrad Race Trophy which will give more riders the chance to earn cash and bonuses in 2017.
In total, 27 different championship classes in 20 international and national racing series will count towards the 2017 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy – from WorldSBK to national series on all continents. New additions for the season are the newly founded Motorcycle Championship, that holds its races in Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic, and the Spanish Championship, that follows the former FIM CEV Superbike European Championship.
To date, the top 15 riders of the final standings were rewarded – now, this number will be doubled and prize cheques and trophies will be given to the top 30 Race Trophy participants. The winner will receive €15,000, second place will receive 10,000 Euros and third place takes €7,500. For 30th place, a prize cheque of €500 will be given.
In addition, two new bonuses will be introduced in the 2017 season: for the “Newcomer of the Year” and the “Best BMW Rider in Class”. “Newcomer of the Year” will be for the participant who scores the highest number of Race Trophy points (a minimum of 100.00 points) of those riders registered for the first time. The winner of the category will be rewarded with a voucher for a BMW original parts package to the value of 2,500 Euros. This voucher can be redeemed if the rider is participating in the Race Trophy in the following season.
“The BMW Motorrad Race Trophy is a great global success – but of course we are not sitting back but continuously striving for making it even more attractive for our participants,” said Uwe Geyer, Marketing Director BMW Motorrad Motorsport. “The Race Trophy unites the worldwide BMW Motorrad Motorsport family and we are proud of the stunning development this competition has made over the past years.
“It is very important to us to recognize the fantastic achievements of our customers in their respective championship classes. For that reason, we will now reward the top 30 riders with the coveted prize cheques and trophies and we decided to introduce additional new bonus categories. This ensures that even more riders can enjoy the benefits of being part of the Race Trophy. We are looking forward to an exciting 2017 Race Trophy season and are sure that the global community of BMW Motorrad Motorsport racers will continue to steadily grow.”
The “Best BMW Riders in Class” will also be awarded from the 2017 season on. All participants who are the highest placed BMW racer in their individual championship class, who scored a minimum of 100.00 Race Trophy points and are not ranked within the top 30 of the final Race Trophy standings will receive a bonus of €500. The “Race Finisher Bonus”, that was new in 2016 and is also endowed with €500, will be slightly amended and now given to those riders, who finished all their rated races better than in last position, scored a minimum of 100.00 Race Trophy points, are not the “Best BMW Rider in the Class” and are not ranked within the top 30 of the final Race Trophy standings. In addition, the championship winning teams and riders will again be awarded bonuses of €7500 and €2500 respectively.