BMW Compact Cup

The BMW Compact Cup Championship is arguably the most successful UK club circuit racing series of recent years. With full grids and tightly controlled technical regulations the championship is equally attractive to new racers or those looking to hone their rear wheel drive skills against other top class amateur racers. With donor cars available for self builds from less than £500, and good pre-owned race cars for less than £5000, the championship offers not only the the closest racing, but also fantastic value for money.

Basic Technical Specification & Mandatory Parts

Base Car BMW E36 model, 3 door, BMW 318ti Compact (1996 – 2001) 
Engine: BMW M44, 1900cc, 4 cylinder, 16 valve. Engine specification & performance is tightly controlled to ensure equality. Power output is around 150bhp. 
Weight: 1150kgs including driver & fluids – post race minimum 
ROPS: Safety Devices B034 Multi-point bolt in cage: £1049.00
ECU: Superchips remapped ECU with unique Compact Cup mapping: £250.00
Suspension: Championship specific GAZ Gold adjustable coil over kit: £1042.00
Springs: Control spring kit: £144.86
Tyres: 195/50 R15 86W Nankang NS-2R (180 Compound): £65.20

Other Fixed Costs

BMW Race Days Registration fee (includes BRSCC Race Membership) – £225
Race Entry, per double-header meeting £345

Document Library

A fully detailed technical build manual is provided to ensure that all cars are built within regulations and to equal specifications.

Document Title Form
2019 Sporting & Technical Regulations View
2019 Driving Standards Agreement View
2019 Technical File (Part 1) View
2019 Technical File (Part 2) View

Register for the BMW Compact Cup

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