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 and it doesn't matter if your BMW is an older 4 cylinder sedan or a new M2 Comp., they all perform well on a race track. 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 2021 we run one Driver Training Day at Sydney Motorsport Park Amaroo and the second one will be at the Pheasant Wood Circuit. In 2020 there was also one at HART (Honda Australia Roadcraft Training) at St Ives, as well as Amaroo and Pheasant Wood Circuit.
The 2020 and 2021 Amaroo days were and will be Motorsport Australia "Come and Try Days". Take a look at the Motorsport Australia Come and Try event policy. These are very successful days with around 50 drivers improving their driving under instruction from our club's experienced drivers. In 2020 Come & Try Day at Amaroo was a Follow the Instructor event due to Covid-19 restrictions. Pheasant Wood Circuit (Marulan) is especially good for new drivers and is a great starting point for anyone who would like to get into our Supersprint events. We intend running driver training in 2021 and all will depend on Covid-19 restrictions.
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 2021 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 and all BMW models. You and your BMW will love a run on the race track. To make an interesting and competitive Supersprint Competition our BMW cars have been divided into 8 classes plus 1 class for all other cars. We compete for points in the annual competition of 8 rounds to win trophies presented at our annual dinner. The competition rounds are conducted at Sydney Motorsport Park car race circuits, Pheasant Wood Circuit near Marulan, Wakefield Park near Goulburn and Winton near Benalla in Victoria.
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 is one leader for each group of 3 or 4 cars and the order of cars changes each lap on the main straight. If Covid-19 restrictions permit, Leaders may take inexperienced drivers in their cars during this session. All drivers and passengers will wear helmets and appropriate apparel with speed appropriate for the cars in the group to keep up and follow the leaders’ lines. The time for this practice session depend on the number of new drivers and those wishing to improve their driving lines.
To enter the competition drivers must read the 2021 Supersprint Regulations v2, Download this online fill-in 2021 Annex-C-2-Fill form. Fill it in for the automobile and submit it to the Club's Motorsport Panel. The 2020 Supersprint regulations have been revised to add in section 6.17 which states "A driver will only be eligible to earn championship points upon submission of a completed Annex-C-2 form. Points will not be earned or backdated for any events where an Annex-C-2 form was not yet submitted." Motorsport Australia requires that where the owner of the Automobile entered in an Event is not the Competitor, the Competitor must have consent from the owner authorising the use of the Automobile in the Competition. We have added that permit requirement to the 2021 Annex-C-2-Fill form
Motorsport Program for 2021 (edited 15 Jan 2021)
Driver Experience Driver Training
DE.1 Date to be determined - looking at March for a standard Driver Experience at Pheasant Wood Circuit
6-Nov - DE.2 Driver Experience at Amaroo at night
MotorKhana on Sydney Motorsport Park Skid Pan
28 Mar - Sunday MK.1
30 May - Sunday MK.2
25 Jul - Sunday MK.3
25 Sep - Saturday MK.4
23 Oct - Sunday MK.5
21 Feb - Sunday SS.1 Amaroo Download Supp. Regs. Download Further Regs.
14 Mar - Sunday Night SS.2 Druitt 6:30PM - 10:30PM Download Supp. Regs.
17-18 Apr - Independant opportunity at Winton with BMWDCM looking for some other Winton date for Cross Border Challenge
17 Apr - Saturday 6 Hr Day/Night Regularity Relay at Gardner with NSWRRC
8 May - Saturday SS.3 Amaroo
20 Jun - Sunday SS.4 Gardner with PCNSW – BMW / Porsche Challenge
3 Jul - Saturday SS.5 Pheasant Wood
21 Aug - Saturday SS.6 Wakefield Park
12 Sep - Sunday SS.7 Druitt
24 Oct - Sunday SS.8 Druitt for our final Supersprint for 2021.
Trophies for our 2020 Motorsport Program will be presented at the 2020 Annual Dinner on 27 February 2021