In his own words… Dick Bennetts Team BMW Team Prinicipal and WSR founder Dick Bennetts reflects on the highs and lows of the 2020 British Touring Car Championship. Despite an unprecedented year in which world events took centre-stage, WSR-run Team BMW claimed a fifth...
Team BMW and WSR had cause to celebrate at the end of a wet raceday at Brands Hatch by claiming the British Touring Car Championship’s Manufacturers’ and Teams’ titles. To cap off a sensational season of racing, Colin Turkington finished a fine second in the Drivers’...
Team BMW had a tough qualifying session for the final round of the British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch, with championship leader Colin Turkington eighth fastest and Tom Oliphant 12th. However, there was still reason to celebrate, with Colin now confirmed...
A motorsport icon returns to the British Touring Car Championship. Follow Team BMW as they get familiar with the new BMW 3 Series and begin the arduous process of transforming the road car into a motorsport title contender.
Andrew Jordan meets the new BMW 3 Series for the first time, at the MIRA wind tunnel. Team BMW take the new BMW 3 Series into testing to lock down their wing position, while the rest of the cars are having the finishing touches made to the all-important roll cages.
As the beginning of the BTCC Season looms, it’s the final push to get the new BMW 3 Series ready to race. The team work against the odds to get the three cars into shape ahead of their final livery reveal, and their big race debut.
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The BMW 330i M Sport
Designed, built and raced by WSR, the BMW 330i M Sport enjoyed an extraordinary first season of competition as it powered Colin Turkington to a record-equalling fourth BTCC Drivers’ crown and helped BMW claim a fourth consecutive Manufacturers’ title. Based on the award-winning BMW 3 Series production vehicle, and powered by the two-litre, four-cylinder BMW B48 engine, the 330i M Sport only turned its first wheel 10 days before the start of the 2019 BTCC season, but blew the competition away from the outset with 11 wins – WSR’s highest single-season victory total in any series.
Colin is WSR’s longest-serving driver; making his BTCC debut with the team in 2002 and winning every one of his four overall titles – plus four Independents’ crowns – with their BMWs. Since his return to the Sunbury-on-Thames team in 2017, he has never finished lower than second in the Drivers’ Championship and last year became only the second man to win the series four times. He returns for a crack at a fifth crown as he seeks to re-write the history books.
Leamington Spa-based Tom Oliphant returns for a second season with Team BMW, having finished second in the Jack Sears Trophy standings in his maiden year with the WSR-run squad in 2019. The former Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champion and British GT race winner made his BTCC debut in 2018, but found a new gear last year as he scored his first two podium finishes in the series and set three fastest laps during the second half of the season – more than any other driver – in his BMW 330i M Sport.