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Richard Cooper Wins British Superstock 1000 Title

Richard Cooper wins British Superstock 1000 title on RR! BMW Motorrad rider Richard Cooper has secured the British Superstock 1000 title after an action-packed race at the famous Silverstone circuit in the UK on 25 September.

Richard Cooper competed in the 2011 National Superstock championshipThe Nottinghamshire rider has a long racing history with BMW Motorrad, stretching back to the International Boxer Cup Championship from 2002 to 2004 on the R 1100 S and the 2007 World Endurance Championship on the HP2 Sport. Still only 28-years-old, ‘Cooperman’ won his first National Superstock 1000 Championship – the series that has supported this year’s British Superbike Championship – with one round still remaining.

His second season on the formidable BMW S 1000 RR has been markedly different from his first year, which was hampered with ‘arm pump’ that required surgery to correct midway through the season. In 11 races since his 2011 campaign began back in April, Richard has qualified on pole position four times, completed every race and finished on the podium seven times, including four race wins.

Heading into this latest race at Silverstone, Richard was in a strong position, having qualified on pole again and holding a commanding lead over his nearest rival. However, he made a terrible start, which saw him drop back to 20th position in a packed field of almost 40 riders. Cooper fought his way aggressively back through the pack to finish sixth – only 2.1 seconds behind winner and fellow RR rider Luke Quigley – overtaking 14 riders on his way to the championship victory.

With a 46.5-point lead and a maximum of 25 points available from the final round at Brands Hatch on 9 October, a delighted Richard Cooper has safely secured the 2011 Metzeler National Superstock 1000 Championship with one round of the series still remaining.