BMW 330 series on hold this year
The new BMW 330 Challenge is unlikely to have its inaugural race this season to allow drivers more time to fine tune the cars.
The BMW Racedaysrun series was due to have its first round at Donington Park last month and the planned round at Oulton Park last weekend was shelved. It is now more likely to begin in 2017 to give more time for build and testing.
“We’ve got a good number of cars that are just on the verge of being completed but owners and drivers are nervous about racing them as it would be the first time the cars are driven in anger,” said series organiser Paul Mcerlean.
“Our heart says let’s just go racing but our heads are saying be sensible and accept a race wouldn’t have been feasible this year.”
Mcerlean added that it is still possible for the 330 Challenge to have a maiden outing at Silverstone on October 15, if enough drivers are willing to take part.
A number of the completed cars have now started testing and Mcerlean said they are developing well: “The lap times are really good – they’re about six or seven seconds quicker than the [sister series] Compact Cup cars already.”