BM Racing’s roots go back to when Andrew Nugent and Paul Mill decided to build a pair of matching BMW E30’s for the then new BMW E30 race Series.
These cars were raced successfully at the front of the field with a second in the championship. Then Paul built himself a Z3 followed by Andrew building an E46 M3, both for the Open A class of the BMW Race Series. These cars campaigned successfully under the BM Racing Team umbrella in matching livery, with the E46 M3 of Andrew Nugent achieving 3rd in the championship in 2011 despite a substantial horsepower disadvantage.
Since that time both cars have been sold, and Andrew has spent two years developing and building the new car, an E92 M3 GT2, project managed by Neil Allport Motorsport, to compete in the NZ BMW Open GT Championship, plus the North Island Endurance Series, and some other GT events. This car has been designed from the ground up, with half its build time spent in planning and designing the layout of the car.
The car is powered by a BMW M3 V8 engine built by Dinan USA producing approximately 575hp. The engine is managed by an MSEL Life Racing system and is coupled to a TT Industries 6 speed sequential gearbox.
The car was “drawn” (ie suspension design and layout) by New Zealander Matt Houston with MCH Australia providing the shock/spring/bar package, with Neil Allport Motorsport specifying the Alcon brake package.
The body kit was designed by Andrew and made by Michael Gwillam of Motorsport Composites.