BMW E30

BMW E30

In 2006 the BMW E30 race series commenced with 3 successful events. The key objective of the series is to have a series where skill and affordability are paramount. The focus is on having cars as equal as possible rather than having modifications which alter the cars performance. The drivers’ race craft has therefore become the major factor in winning events. As an important part of developing the cars equality, the promoters decided to go with one control tyre brand, choosing Toyo Tires due to its performance and affordability.

The promoters of the series did not want to “re-invent the wheel”, so they relied on the experience of the Miltek BMW challenge series run in the UK since 2005. The initial NZ series specifications were loosely based on the similar series run in both the UK and the US. The E30 class is for BMW E30 series cars running either 1.8 litre four cylinder or 2.0 litre six cylinder engines, and manufactured between 1984 and 1991. The objective is to run a series which will provide close racing based primarily on driver skill, due to the performance similarities of the race cars.

The intention is to create a car that is as safe as possible, fun to drive, and yet remain as close to standard as possible



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