Open to any production BMW sold in the UK, the Kumho BMW Championship is a popular draw for fans and competitors alike with non-stop action all-but guaranteed each year.
Steeped in more than 30 years of history, the championship showcases some of the most iconic models from the German manufacturer and has proven to be an attractive proposition for those wanting to race rear-wheel-drive cars on a limited budget.
Accommodating all BMW’s, the Kumho BMW category is split into multiple classes that are defined by the engine capacity of the competitor’s vehicles. All on-track at the same time, overall victory is one aim however races within the race itself ensure that there is never a dull moment as drivers eye for class supremacy.
The class structure for the Kumho BMW Championship is as follows:
Cars fitted with S54 engines that have been modified with non-OEM valve train, pistons, conrods, or camshafts. Cars fitted with either standard or modified S62, S65, S85, S63, S55 and S58 engines. Forced induction engines are only allowable if available in that model from new. Slicks, treaded & wets to be used. Minimum weight 1200kgs.
Cars fitted with S54 engines with standard OEM pistons, conrods, and camshafts. Slicks, treaded & wets to be used. Minimum weight 1260kgs.
Cars fitted with S50B30 3 litre engines and minimum weight of 1150kg. Cars fitted with S50B32 3.2 litre engines and minimum weight 1200kg. Slicks, treaded & wets to be used.
Cars fitted with any naturally aspirated non-M Power engine over 2400cc capacity. Treaded & wets to be used. Minimum weight 1150kgs.
MINI cars fitted with supercharged & turbocharged engines. Treaded & wets 17“tyres to be used. Class E will have 2 classes Class E1 for R56s and Class E2 for R53s. Minimum weight 1150kgs.
Any BMW at the discretion of the BMWRDC. Cars with sequential gearboxes are welcome. Slicks, Treaded & wets can be used.