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04 July 2011

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Top ten BSB finish and a Superstock race win for Buildbase BMW Motorrad

The Buildbase BMW Motorrad team, and the crowds at the first BSB race held at the new Snetterton 300 circuit, were treated to a weekend of blazing sunshine and some fantastic results for the BMW S 1000 RR riders.

Richard Cooper claimed his second Superstock 1000 victory of the year, Barry Burrell once again finished on the podium in the BSB-EVO class and Ian Lowry scored the team's first top ten finish in the British Superbike class.

The first Supebike race of the day was held up early on when the safety car came out following two crashes. The inaugural Snetterton 300 BSB race saw both Ian Lowry and John Laverty improve on their qualifying performances, going on to finish 19th and 22nd respectively, while Barry brought his BMW S 1000 RR home eighth in the BSB-EVO class.

The second Superbike race of the day was filled with drama and proved to be far more successful for the Buildbase BMW Motorrad team. By lap eight, Ian Lowry had worked his way up to 12th, Barry Burrell was fourth in the EVO class and John Laverty was 27th when the race was red flagged following a two rider crash.

The restarted race nine lap race saw Ian and Barry continue to work their way through the field, with Ian bringing his S 1000 RR home in ninth to take the team's first top-ten British Superbike finish. By finishing third in the EVO class and 14th overall, Barry’s podium finish secured him third place in the BSB-EVO championship. The afternoon didn’t work out so well for John Laverty who had to pull in early after being unhappy with his setup on the bike.

The final race of the day, the Superstock 1000, saw Richard Cooper get off to a storming start from pole position. Cooper was running at the front of the pack, powering his way to a two second lead after only three laps. Richard held this lead until the chequered flag, despite a late challenge from second place finisher Danny Buchan. Richard took his second victory of 2011 and another significant step in the battle for the championship title.

Stuart Hicken, team principal, said: "It's been a tough weekend but a very successful one. Ian secured the team’s first top ten finish in the British Superbike class and put in some very quick laps along the way. Richard absolutely dominated the Superstock 1000 class. He was fastest in practice; started on pole position and lead the race from start to finish.

"Barry’s well-deserved podium rounded off a great weekend for the team. In Barry and Richard we now have two riders sitting third in their respective championships and we are all looking forward to building on that when we return to Oulton Park in two weeks time."

British Superbike race one result

1) John Hopkins (Samsung Suzuki)
2) Tommy Hill (Swan Yamaha)
3) Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda)
4) Michael Laverty (Swan Yamaha)
5) Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda)

19) Ian Lowry (Buildbase BWM Motorrad)
22) John Laverty (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
27) Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)

British Superbike race two result

1) Ryuichi Kiyonari (HM Plant Honda)
2) Josh Brookes (TAS Suzuki)
3) John Hopkins (Samsung Suzuki)
4) Shane Byrne (HM Plant Honda)
5) Michael Laverty (Swan Yamaha)

9) Ian Lowry (Buildbase BWM Motorrad)
14) Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)

BSB-EVO race one result

1) Graeme Gowland (WFR Honda)
2) Simon Andrews (PR Kawasaki)
3) Glen Richards (WFR Honda)
4) Jake Zemke (WFR Honda)
5) Patric Muff (Tyco Honda)

8) Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)

BSB-EVO race two result

1) Jake Zemke (WFR Honda)
2) Glen Richards (WFR Honda)
3) Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
4) Patric Muff (Tyco Honda)
5) Aaron Zanotti (Quattro Suzuki)

BSB-EVO championship standings

1) 197 - Glen Richards (WFR Honda)
2) 159 - Simon Andrews (PR Kawasaki)
3) 158 - Barry Burrell (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
4) 153 - Patric Muff (Tyco Honda)
5) 145 - Alex Lowes (N/A)

Superstock 1000 race result

1) Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
2) Danny Buchan (MSS Kawasaki)
3) Luke Quigley (Astro BMW Racing)
4) Howie Mainwaring (MSS Kawasaki)
5) Tristan Palmer (GBmoto Honda)

Superstock 1000 championship standings

1) 117 - Danny Buchan (MSS Kawasaki)
2) 115 - Tristan Palmer (GBmoto Honda)
3) 104 - Richard Cooper (Buildbase BMW Motorrad)
4) 61 - Jason O'Halloran (HM Plant Honda)
5) 54 - Howie Mainwaring (MSS Kawasaki)

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