BMW Drivers Club NSW prides itself in providing Motorsport opportunities for all its members.
As a Drivers Club we offer Driver Training and competitions in MotorKhana and Supersprint. All members are invited, actually encouraged to improve their driving skills and give their car a run on a race track at speeds that the car was designed to do but are not allowed on our public roads. Motorsport in a BMW is fun. We run all our competition Motorsport events under a Motorsport Australia licence. Take a look at the Motorsport Australia Standard Regulations.
Driver Experience, Driver Training and Introduction to Supersprint.
In 2019 we run one Driver Training Day at Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo and the second one will be at Pheasant Wood. In 2020 one at HART, one at Amaroo and a final one at Pheasant Wood.
The 2019 Amaroo day was a CAMS "Come and Try Day". Take a look at the Motorsport Australia Come and Try event policy. This was a very successful day with 48 drivers improving their driving under instruction from our club's experienced drivers.
We are working on 11 July for the 2020 Come & Try Day again at Amaroo. This will be a Follow the Instructor event due to Covid-19 restrictions. In December we will run Driver Training at the Pheasant Wood Circuit (Marulan). It is especially good for new drivers and is a great starting point for anyone who would like to get into our Supersprint events. We start the day with a theory session then a track walk then Follow the Leader laps and lots of laps by yourself or with an experienced coach.
We have also run Driver Training at HART (Honda Australia Roadcraft Training) at St Ives.
Try out your skills and your BMW on these driver training days.
Motorkhana is a low cost form of motorsport which involves you manoeuvring your car through tight courses (known as tests) conducted on the smooth, wet and slippery surface of the Sydney Motorsport Park Skid Pan. The challenge is to drive the test in the shortest time and you are actually practicing car control in adverse conditions without any damage to your car. Great for new drivers but we can all improve our driving skills. For 2020 MotorKhana is again a five round championship with trophies. Download MotorKhana rules
Supersprinting is timed motorsport – not door handle to door handle racing. We like to see all our members enjoying this entry level motorsport. Cars are on the track in speed groups so new drivers are not intimidated by faster drivers and the faster drivers are not held up by slower drivers. There is a place for everyone, you and your BMW will love a run on the race track. At the beginning of the day at our Supersprints we have a Driver Experience session. This is a “Follow the Leader Session” for those drivers who are not familiar with the track or those drivers who wish to learn and practice appropriate lines. There will be one leader for each group of 3 cars and the order of cars will change each lap on the main straight. Leaders may take inexperienced drivers in their cars during this session. All drivers and passengers will wear helmets and speed will be appropriate for the cars in the group to keep up and follow the leaders’ lines. The time for this practice session will depend on the number of new drivers and those wishing to improve their driving lines.
To make an interesting and competitive Supersprint Competition our BMW cars have been divided into 8 classes plus 1 class for all other cars. To enter the competition drivers read the 2020 Supersprint Regulations, complete and Download the Annex C form for their car and submit it to the Club's Motorsport Panel. We then compete for points in the annual competition of 7 rounds to win trophies presented at our annual dinner. The competition rounds are conducted at Sydney Motorsport Park car race circuits, Pheasant Wood (Marulan), Wakefield Park near Goulburn and Winton near Benalla in Victoria. In 2019 we also ran at Sandown in Melbourne at the BMW Clubs Australia Nationals at Easter.
Motorsport Program for 2020:
Driver Experience (Training / Practice / Come & Try)
No.1 Sunday 19 January at HART
No.2 Saturday 11 July at SMSP Amaroo.
MotorKhana on Sydney Motorsport Skid Pan
No.1 Sunday 9 February - Supp Regs
No.2 Sunday 19 April (Cancelled due to COVID-19) - Supp Regs
No.3 Saturday 20 June - Supp Regs
No.4 Saturday 20 September
No.5 Saturday 7 November
Rnd.1 Sunday 2 February Druitt
Rnd.2 Sunday 8 March Wakefield Park Download Supp Regs Download Annex C
Rnd.3 Sunday 31 May Amaroo (Cancelled due to COVID-19)
Rnd.4 Saturday 4 July Winton with DCM Download Supp Regs Download Self Scrutiny Form
Rnd.5 Sunday 9 August Druitt
Rnd.6 Sunday 18 October Amaroo
Rnd.7 Saturday 31 October Gardner GT BMW/Porsche
Trophies for our 2020 Motorsport Program will be presented at the 2020 Annual Dinner in February 2021
Supersprint Championship Car Numbers. We attempted to use a fixed set of car numbers in 2019. New drivers were issued a spare number or issued a numbers from a driver who has not entered. Download in Car number order Download in Driver name order