BMWS merged into sin­gle grid

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The 750 Mo­tor Club’s

M3 Cup and BMW 330 Chal­lenge cat­e­gories will be amal­ga­mated into the BMW Car Club Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship for 2019.

The two series shared a grid last year but still strug­gled to get more than 15 en­tries com­bined. Now the club has de­cided that rather than run­ning ded­i­cated cham­pi­onships for th­ese cars, they can move to the pop­u­lar BMW Car Club series. This has achieved cham­pi­onship sta­tus for its se­cond sea­son this year and the reg­u­la­tions have been writ­ten to make sure cars from the other cat­e­gories can eas­ily be ac­com­mo­dated.

“We’re not go­ing to run M3 Cup and 330 Chal­lenge [in­di­vid­u­ally] and in­stead will fo­cus on run­ning one very strong BMW Car Club Rac­ing Cham­pi­onship,” said 750MC com­pe­ti­tions sec­re­tary Giles Groom­bridge.

“We have writ­ten the reg­u­la­tions in such a way that the M3 Cup cars will have an ideal place in the M2 class. Also the Class 6 is for six-cylin­der non-m3pow­ered cars, and the 330s will be ideally placed to be com­pet­i­tive in that. It makes sense and we hope to have 30-plus-car grids.”

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