SU­PER MOD­I­FIED

Motor Sport News - - Btrda Test Preview -

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

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