A significant amount of breathing-in was required to strap myself into the Super Modified BMW M3 that the svelte Andy Brinkley has built for 2016 together with CR M-tech Motorsport, but I really wanted to see what it was like. Fortunately, the sixpoint harness clicked into place.
Andy advised that I start in second gear, and “even then it will spin the wheels”. Ok, another Sierralike animal I thought ( see below).
Yes, if you nail the throttle in almost any gear, the BMW will light up the rear tyres and send you sideways but if you moderate your right foot, it isn’t too difficult to keep on top of. Being smooth is key with this car. But even when you are nearing on broad sideways, modulation of the throttle allows you to bring things back under control.
The digital dash told me all sorts of information that I didn’t really have time to look at on the short Blyton circuit, but what I was able to decipher from looking out of the front, and side, windows was that the chassis was positive and taught.
The brakes, which will soon be upgraded to AP four-pots, were good as they were, as was the M3 gearbox, which will also be changed at some