A selection of photos showing the formula in action courtesy of Jon Elsey.
One of the most stable and popular championships in UK club motorsport, the BMW Compact Cup is dubbed one of the success stories of recent times in the British circuit racing scene.
Run by the BRSCC and managed by a team of true racing enthusiasts and offering very competitive and cost-efficient racing for all levels of experience; the championship also benefits from both strong management and effective marketing to provide an excellent platform for drivers to promote themselves and build their brand.
Cars are based on the BMW E36 318Ti Compact 3-door, with mandated key mechanical aspects such as ECUs, tyres, suspension and roll cages; all aspects of both technical and engine regulations are tightly monitored and policed to ensure parity of performance.
Regular grids of 40+ cars throughout the season leading to true door-to-door racing from start to finish; impressive driver retention rate with many staying for several years, and always finding someone to race with no matter the level of driving skills or race experience.
Cars can lap quicker than expected at most UK circuits despite lower horsepower levels and can hold their own against much more powerful machinery; a club racer that’s truly a challenge to master!
Engine: BMW M44 1900cc 16v w/ unique Superchips ECU remap
Roll Cage: Safety Devices B034 multi-point bolt-in
Suspension: GAZ Gold adjustable coil-overs & control springs
Tyres: Nankang N2SR 195/50 R15 86W
Post-race minimum weight: 1150kg inc. driver & fluids
Competitive turn-key cars can be built or bought from around £5,500 – £6,000
Second hand trailer: £800
Safety clothing / helmet: £500
Medical/ ARDS Test/ MSA Licence: £350
Championship Registration (inc. BRSCC Racing Membership): £250
Race Entries (7 meetings/14 races): approx. £2,275
Fuel (races and travel): £700
Consumables (oil, brake pads etc): £500
|7 - 2019||19 Oct 2019 - 20 Oct 2019||Donington Park National||Download PDF|
|6 - 2019||14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019||Silverstone National||Download PDF|
|5 - 2019||17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019||Anglesey Coastal||Download PDF|
|4 - 2019||06 Jul 2019 - 07 Jul 2019||Croft||Download PDF|
|3 - 2019||25 May 2019 - 26 May 2019||Snetterton 300||Download PDF|
|2 - 2019||13 Apr 2019 - 13 Apr 2019||Oulton Park Island||Download PDF|
|1 - 2019||23 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019||Brands Hatch Indy||Download PDF|
|1 & 2 - SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL (SUN)||21 Mar 2020 - 22 Mar 2020||Silverstone International||Event|
|3 & 4 - SNETTERTON (SUN)||02 May 2020 - 03 May 2020||Snetterton 300||Event|
|5, 6 & 7 - ANGLESEY||23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020||Anglesey Coastal||Event|
|8 & 9 - BRANDS HATCH INDY (SUN)||20 Jun 2020 - 21 Jun 2020||Brands Hatch Indy||Event|
|10 & 11 - OULTON PARK||18 Jul 2020 - 18 Jul 2020||Oulton Park International||Event|
|12, 13 & 14 - THRUXTON||22 Aug 2020 - 23 Aug 2020||Thruxton||Event|
|15 & 16 - DONINGTON PARK (SUN)||17 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020||Donington Park National||Event|
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