BMW Race Days classes in­tro­duce £12,000 prize fund to re­ward clean driv­ing this sea­son

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Both the BMW Compact Cup and new 330 Chal­lenge se­ries will ben­e­fit from a share of a new £12,000 prize fund aimed at pro­mot­ing good driv­ing stan­dards this sea­son.

BMW Race Days, which or­gan­ises both the Compact Cup and fledg­ling 330 cat­e­gory, has put up £6000 for each cham­pi­onship to re­ward driv­ers who race fairly and cleanly.

The prize fund will be di­vided up across each se­ries’ rounds, and will then be awarded to driv­ers up and down the grid by a ran­dom draw at the end of each week­end.

The Compact Cup will award £850 per week­end, with the 330 Chal­lenge get­ting £1200 per week­end due to it hav­ing fewer rounds in its first year.

Or­gan­is­ers are plan­ning to use a sys­tem whereby driv­ers are placed into three groups ac­cord­ing to their av­er­age fin­ish­ing po­si­tions over a week­end. Each group would then have its own draw for a share of the cash. Driv­ers in­volved in any driv­ing stan­dards is­sues would be ex­cluded from the draws.

BMW Race Days head Paul Mcer­lean said: “We were given the cash by a se­ries backer and wanted to re­ward driv­ers with it, but if you just re­ward race win­ners you can only give some­thing back to a nar­row per­cent­age of the grid.

“We’ve never had a prob­lem with driv­ing stan­dards, but this in­cen­tive acts to re­ward driv­ers who keep out of trou­ble.”

Pop­u­lar BMW Compact Cup will put up £850 per week­end

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