New 750 Motor Club series granted championship status for 2017 season
28th November 2016
Tegiwa M3 Cup Championship
The 750 Motor Club are pleased to announce that the M3 Cup has gained MSA championship status for the 2017 season. Launched in 2016 as a series, the formula has seen steadily increasing registration and entry numbers throughout the year, with drivers ranging from circuit novices to experienced club racers seeking a new challenge.
Like many formulae, the M3 Cup runs as a one-make formula with cost controlled parts and regulations, yet benefiting significantly from the heightened performance of a GT-esque donor vehicle. Using the iconic BMW M3 as a base car in E46 guise, the standard power to weight ratio and rear-wheel-drive chassis means that only minimal mandatory modifications are required to create very close, exciting racing.
Adding to the strong grid numbers on show towards the end of the 2016 season, the formula will welcome a host of new drivers for 2017, including former Toyota MR2 Championship frontrunners Alex Knight and Wayne Lewis, 2003 T-Cars Champion Simon Walker-Hansell, and multiple Britcar podium finisher David Whitmore.
The new formula calendar will be released shortly, however the 2017 M3 Cup Championship will utilise the same time and cost-efficient format of seven double-header weekends hosting a total of 14 rounds to the season.
The 2017 M3 Cup Championship will continue to gain the support of title sponsor Tegiwa, as well as Nankang to provide an extremely cost-effective control tyre for the formula.
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