BM Racing News

Ladies & Gentlemen, start your engines: 2016-17 Season about to start

By Andrew Nugent | 25 August, 2016 | Uncategorised

The new season is upon us with the first round at Hampton Downs on September 10th and 11th. The BMW Race Series is a 7 round championship this season – the most rounds of any championship in NZ. The season schedule is as follows: Additionally there is the possibility of racing with the NZ GT’s […]

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Championship over – and won!!!

By Andrew Nugent | | Uncategorised

    The last round of the championship was held at Hampton Downs on April 16th and 17th. All we had to do was finish in a reasonable place in the  3 races at this final round. Won the first one, but as I went out on the warmup lap for the second race the prop […]

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Press on Pukekohe

By Andrew Nugent | 3 March, 2016 | Uncategorised

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Round 5 – Pukekohe February 19-21 2016

By Andrew Nugent | | Uncategorised

This was the first time the Race Series had been to Pukekohe this season. We had run the car here in the Mahindra 1hr Endurance race in June 2015 when we were shaking the car down. We ran it then with the standard engine. Additionally we had run a test day here in August. Friday […]

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Taupo – Denny Hulme Memorial Feb 5,6,7 (non championship round)

By Andrew Nugent | | Uncategorised

The BMW Open A group competed at the weekend at the Denny Hulme Memorial meeting in Taupo with the TRS. The invitation had been for the Open A, B, and 2 litre classes to combine to race together and put on a show. Unfortunately only Open A racers managed to make it with a total […]

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Round 4 Hampton Downs – 29-31 January 2016

By Andrew Nugent | | Uncategorised

Turn 3, Hampton Downs This round was part of the Toyota Racing Series meeting with all the young international drivers here including Nelson Piquet’s son Pedro. The Buro BMW GT2 car qualified well, at the front of the field with a 1.08.1 – only 1 tenth outside of our “breakout “ time. The breakout time […]

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Round 3 – January 16-17 2016

By Andrew Nugent | 19 January, 2016 | Uncategorised

Taupo turned on warm and mostly sunny weather for the weekend. We arrived to find a fuel leak had developed in the tank, so set about getting the tank out of the car and repaired in time for practice on Friday. We were going by 10.30am and headed out to re-learn the track, given it […]

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Round 2 2015/16 – Manfield

By Andrew Nugent | | Uncategorised

Well, we have just returned from Fielding and the 3 day Race meeting at Manfield. It was a big meeting with 320 entries. As usual, Fielding threw all weather conditions at us over the 3 days. I hadn’t driven there for three years and the car had never been there, so I was looking forward […]

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BM Racing – First Round of the BMW Race Series 2015/16 Championship

By Andrew Nugent | 6 October, 2015 | Racing

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Well, the first round (of 7) of the BMW 2015/16 Championship was run at Hampton Downs over the weekend of 12 and 13 September. Testing on Friday confirmed we were on the pace, and on Saturday we qualified on pole with a 1.08.15 – our breakout is 1.08. The first race was early in the […]

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