The BMWCCV offers great opportunities each year to get involved in grass roots motorsport.
See the 2019 BMWCCV Motorsport Calendar and Results
Becoming involved in Motorsport enables you to:
- Have fun and enjoy the impressive handling characteristics of your BMW
- Learn and continuously improve your driving techniques and car control skills
- Participate in Come and Try Days, Supersprints and Club competition events.
Motorsport events are:
- Tightly regulated with safety a priority
- Run under a CAMS licence.
- Held at a number of venues and circuits including Sandown, Phillip Island, Winton etc
- Supportive of and welcome all experience levels.
GETTING STARTED – ‘Come and Try’ Day
We recommend you attend a ‘Come and Try Day’ which:
- Is non-competitive, untimed, no results are published, and no awards or prizes are given
- Includes driving instruction and circuit familiarisation
- Cars are released onto the circuit one at a time, enabling drivers to be spaced out and practice without too much nearby traffic
- Has less stringent requirements – most standard road cars and a standard licence are acceptable
- Other options to get you started include attending BMW Driver Training courses and having professional individual instruction.
NEXT STEPS – Supersprints
Sprints (now often called Supersprints) are entry level motorsport events that:
- Are timed events where you compete with your own times
- Are NOT races – cars do NOT compete door handle to door handle
- Have cars released onto the circuit individually and spaced out around the circuit
- Have drivers assigned to speed groups so new drivers and faster drivers have their track sessions at separate times
- Require some extra car equipment such as a fire extinguisher
BMWCCV Club Motorsport Championship
Some Supersprint events are advertised as being part of the BMWCCV Club Motorsport Championship:
- Championship events or rounds follow the same format as a Supersprint
- To make the competition fair, cars are categorized into different classes and engine sizes
- Points are awarded in each class to the best lap times achieved over the course of the day
- See BMWCCV Club Motorsport Championship Rules
If you want to actually race, we can help you there too. A great option is E30 Racing.
UPCOMING EVENT – DON’T MISS OUT!
WHAT YOU NEED FOR A CIRCUIT EVENT
Always read the Supplementary Regulations for each event!
- Must be good condition
- Have a tag showing it meets Australian Standards (AS1698 or equivalent)
- Motorbike helmets are acceptable
- The Club has helmets for loan and provides hairnets
- Clothing must cover all limbs from wrists to ankles
- Material must be non-flammable eg wool, cotton or denim
- Footwear must be fully enclosed and flat eg leather or suede
- Gloves are recommended
Generally, most standard roadworthy cars are acceptable for ‘Come and Try’ Days and also for Supersprints.
To pass scrutineering and be allowed onto the circuit, check the following:
- Brakes and tyres are in good condition
- Oil and fluid levels topped up, no oil or coolant leaks
- Car must be completely empty – including the boot and glove box
- Tyres must have metal valve caps
- Battery triangle sticker affixed to show the position of the battery (often supplied)
- Bonnet catches may be required – unmodified cars with front –hinged bonnets (made after 1973 are exempt). Other cars need 2 independent catches or fasteners
- On carbureted cars, each carb throttle valve must have an additional return spring to prevent the throttle sticking open
- Glass headlights must be covered in adhesive clear film or taped
- Fire extinguishers are usually NOT required for ‘Come and Try’ days but must be fitted for Supersprints. Where specified, a 1 kg fire extinguisher must be mounted within reach of the driver, be secured by metal fasteners and be less than 3 years old or service tagged.
- ‘Come and Try’ participants can purchase a CAMS Level 1 (single event) licence.
- Supersprint participants need to hold or purchase a CAMS L2S licence.
- General Requirements for Cars and Drivers are detailed on the CAMS website.
- Most circuits for most events enforce a noise level limit of 75 dBA
- Most venues (but not all) have kiosks for food and beverage purchase
- Fuel may be available at limited times
- Prepare for all weather conditions – bring a jacket, sunscreen, hat and plenty of water.
Our BMWCCV Motorsport Committee:
- Are all keen motorsport enthusiasts with many years experience
- Enjoy encouraging and mentoring new participants and chatting with the more experienced drivers.
- We look forward to seeing you at a future event.