On July 17, China Motorbike Championship (CMBC) finished its second tour at Beijing Goldenport International Circuit, and Lifan KP Racing took the crown of 150cc Open Mod Class, winning the first place in both rounds of the race.
Derived from China Road Racing Championship (CRRC), China Motorbike Championship (CMBC) is a national motorcycle racing tournament sponsored by the Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Sports of People’s Republic of China (CAMF).
In the first round at Goldenport Circuit, Li Qishen and his teammate Wu Jiqing brought Lifan KP Racing a triumphant procession by finishing first and second. Huang Jianfeng took the final podium spot for Falkon Racing.
The second round on July 17 was a close battle for Lifan and its strongest rival Falkon. Pulling ahead from race start, Li Qishen and Wu Jiqing stayed in the front with Falkon racers Huang Jianfeng and Meng Xingbin following close behind since the first lap; the latter kept abreast of the first runners and once took over the lead during the 8-lap race, but Lifanâ€™s defending champion regained the position soon and defended the gap till across the finishing line.
In final standings, Li Qishen claimed the champion of 150cc Open Mod Class for Lifan KP Racing. Huang Jianfeng and his Falkon Racing teammate Meng Xingbin completed the podium behind, and the other Lifan KP racer Wu Jiqing ranked fourth.
Compared to its predecessor, CMBC adopts similar rules, class settings and technical requirements with international motorcycle races such as MotoGP and World SBK, which also attracts major international players including KTM, Yamaha and Kawasaki to register, making the competition this year even more unpredictable.