Tay­lor takes a step up a BMW classes

Motor Sport News - - Racing News -

Oliver Tay­lor made his de­but in the Kumho BMW Cham­pi­onship A1 class at Snet­ter­ton last week­end, hav­ing wrapped up the B class ti­tle with four races to spare.

The 2013 Cater­ham Su­perlight R300 cham­pion moved to BMWS for his de­but saloons sea­son, tak­ing 12 B class wins in the first 12 races to wrap up the ti­tle early. Tay­lor scored a sec­ond in race one at Snet­ter­ton, be­fore re­tir­ing from race two with an en­gine is­sue, and is set to re­turn to the A1 class for next month’s fi­nale at Sil­ver­stone ahead of a full 2017 cam­paign.

“It’s been bril­liant, I know there’s been other peo­ple that have had great suc­cess, but I didn’t ex­pect to be that com­pet­i­tive,” he said.

“The Cater­hams are rear-wheel drive and quite a handful, and that taught me so much about get­ting the feel for a car.

“The last two rounds are about try­ing the As and do­ing the whole sea­son next year.”

Tay­lor is pre­par­ing a new BMW E90 for 2017.

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