BMW at Donington Historic 2016

Donington Historic is an oppurtunity for classic cars of all types to race on one of Britain’s most famous circuits. The BMW Car Club GB was present and there were plenty of BMWs on the track too.

On Satruday, Donington Historic saw a group of BMW 1800Tis contesting the U2TC sub-two litre touring car race. The NeueKlasses were facing off against Lotus Cortina’s, Alfa Romeo Giulias and Mini Coopers. The BMWs were competing in their own class, with one of two Mursall cars being the fastest in the group of beemers, but they couldn’t catch the Alfa Romeo Giulia which won the race overall. 

The BMWs might not have won the race outright, but the yellow Mursall BMW was by far the loudest car!

Unfortunately not all the 1800Tis finished the race either, with Peter James and Amanda Stretton’s BMW spinning out into the gravel during the event.

On the next day, the BMW Car Club GB lead the car clubs’ parade at lunchtime, while back on track this spectacular E9 racer took part in the HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era. So too, there were numerous late 20th Century BMWs in the HSCC/TCRE Super Touring Cars series, mainly E30 and E36 3 series.

There were also a number of BMW powered Formula 2 cars, including this rowdy car.

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