In 2021, the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy went full throttle again. This unique worldwide competition unites privateer BMW racers from different championships all around the globe. The winner of the 2021 edition is: Ben Young. Born in Scotland but now living in Canada, he scored more Race Trophy points in his races in the Canadian Superbike Championship (CSBK) than any other competitor. Young was rewarded for his success with a spectacular main prize, a new BMW M 1000 RR.
The 2021 season in the international and national Race Trophy championships is completed. Therefore, the final points and positions of the participants in the Race Trophy ranking are determined.
The 2021 winner: Ben Young
Ben Young and his new BMW M 1000 RR
Ben Young emerged triumphant from a close battle to win the 2021 Race Trophy. He finished on the podium in all seven races of the 2021 CSBK season – one victory, five second-places and one third – and scored a total of 84.86 Race Trophy points. In doing so, Young narrowly defeated Roberto Tamburini from the Italian National Trophy 1000, who ended the year on 84.00 points. Third place went to Alexandre Leleu from the French European Bikes Championship with 76.86 points.
Unfortunately, the pandemic meant it was not possible to stage a grand finale to assemble and honour the top riders in 2021. Instead, Young received his main prize – the BMW M 1000 RR – at BMW Motorrad Canada.
“Congratulations to Ben Young, on behalf of the entire BMW Motorrad Motorsport family,” said BMW Motorrad Motorsport Director Marc Bongers. “It has been another very exciting season, in which our private racers around the world have again achieved countless successes. As such, the ‘winning percentages’ they achieved in their respective racing series are very high. All the top riders won races and claimed podiums in their championships on the BMW M 1000 RR and the BMW S 1000 RR, so the race for the Race Trophy was a very close one. We are also very proud to have a number of champions in our ranks again this season. I would like to congratulate all our motor racing customers on the success they have achieved this season. They are the best ambassadors we at BMW Motorrad Motorsport could wish for.”
“Congratulations to Ben Young and all the participants on their success in the 2021 season,” said Uwe Geyer, who is responsible for the Race Trophy at BMW Motorrad Motorsport. “We are delighted that private BMW racers remain keen to be a part of the Race Trophy family – although the pandemic continues to affect the sport of motor racing. In 2021, our participants came from 21 countries in Europe, America, Asia and Oceania. That shows how close-knit our global family of racers is. We are grateful to all the racers and teams for being part of the BMW Motorrad Racing community.”
The BMW racers are in action all around the globe, in numerous international and national championships. In the 2021 season, racing classes in 17 highly competitive championships were counted towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy. These are world championships and international racing series as well as the major national championships in Europe, America and the Asia-Pacific region.
1st Place: BMW M 1000 RR worth 33,000 Euros
An exclusive highlight for the winner of the 2021 BMW Motorrad Race Trophy: a BMW M 1000 RR worth 33,000 Euros. The first M model from BMW Motorrad features pure racing technology for the highest performance requirements in motorsports and on the road.
Places 2 to 10: Vouchers for BMW Motorrad Parts packages with a total value of nearly 40,000 Euros
State-of-the-art equipment for your race bike: those participants who are classified in second to tenth place of the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy at the end of the year will be awarded with vouchers for BMW Motorrad Parts packages (with a total value of nearly 40,000 Euros) that can be redeemed at our partner alpha Racing.
The history of the Race Trophy
Maximum points in 2017: Markus Reiterberger with Marc Bongers and Uwe Geyer
The Race Trophy was launched in 2014 as a key pillar in the BMW Motorrad Motorsport customer racing programme. Since then, this unique competition unites privateer BMW Motorrad racers from all around the globe. It created a strong worldwide community that continuously grows. The first Race Trophy winner back in 2014 was Markus Reiterberger. He repeated that success in 2017. Back then, Reiterberger achieved the remarkable feat of scoring the maximum number of points possible, courtesy to his pole positions and wins in the International German Championship (IDM). The other Race Trophy winners to date have been: Matthieu Lussiana (2015), Jordan Szoke (2016), Danny Webb (2018) and Davey Todd (2019). In the 2020 season, there has been no Race Trophy ranking due to the Corona pandemic and the resulting race cancellations. In 2021, the Race Trophy was back and victory went to Ben Young.