Motoring Reporter
2 minute read
25 Jan 2015
6:00 am

BMW Club racing for 2015

Motoring Reporter

The extremely popular Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series is preparing itself for the season opener at Zwartkops on 28 February 2015.

The club has opened season entries for eligible drivers and cars via their website – www.bmwcarclub.co.za.

The series comprises of eight rounds.

These are hosted by four Bridgestone Track Challenge events at Kyalami, Zwartkops and Phakisa, plus four rounds of the Extreme Festival and the Inland Championship.

The championship comprises five classes. Four based on lap time brackets, meaning everyone has a fair race, no matter what BMW they drive.

The final class is the BMW Challenge, loosely based on Group N rules from the heyday of SA Motorsport.

For those who want to push their cars and themselves to the limit on track, but are perhaps nervous of a full race environment, the successful BMW Track Days will continue in 2015.

Cars will be classed according to their technical specification and will battle it out for the quickest lap time.

The events are open to complete novices and professionals – the club even caters for two non-BMW classes.

For those completely new to a track environment, the Bridgestone BMW Track School is worth checking out first.

The Club has a partner on board that offers track day insurance for road vehicles.

Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series Chairman Michael Broom says: “2014 was a watershed year for the series and the club.

“We tried out some new ideas and in the process learnt what works well and what doesn’t.

“For 2015, we have chucked out what we don’t need and improved the good stuff.”

For eligibility details on the Bridgestone BMW Club Racing Series and BMW Challenge, contact Michael Broom at michael@bmwcarclub.co.za.

The club was formed in 1981 to afford like-minded enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with each other through a comprehensive calendar of events, a club magazine and website portal.

The club also organises adrenalin and social based events, such as breakfast runs, classic car gatherings, Concours d’Elegance competitions, noggins, weekend trips, gymkhanas and top speed events.