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2015-01-16 08:54

READY TO RACE: The SA BMW Car Club is calling on all drivers regardless of experience to enter its 2015 racing series, to kick off at Zwartkops in February. Image: Supplied

PRETORIA, Gauteng - The BMW Club Racing Series is preparing for its 2015 season-opener at Zwartkops on February 28 and has opened entries for eligible drivers and cars.

The series comprises eight rounds hosted at its track challenges at Kyalami, Zwartkops and Phakisa. The remaining rounds will take place at the Extreme Festival and the Inland championship at Zwartkops.

There are five classes, four of which are based on lap-times, so all members, says the club, "have a fair race no matter which BMW they drive". The fifth is a BMW Challenge, a class introduced in 2015 based on "Group N rules" from the heyday of South African motorsport.


The BMW Car Club said: "For those who want to push their car and themselves but are perhaps nervous of a full race environment, the successful BMW Track Days will continue in 2015 in the form of the Bridgestone BMW Track Challenge championship."

Cars are classed according to technical specification and battle it out for the fastest lap. The events are open to novices and professionals. The club also caters for two non-BMW classes.

The club said: "If you’re completely new to a track environment then the BMW Track School is worth checking to 'earn your stripes' before being let loose on your own. The club even has a partner on board to offers track-day insurance for road vehicles."

BMW Club’s racing series chairman, Michael Broom, said: “2014 was a watershed year for the series and the club. We tried some ideas and learned what works well and what doesn’t. For 2015 we’ve chucked out what we don’t need and improved the good stuff.

“I’m looking forward to a very good season’.

Click here to contact Broom or visit the club’s website.

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