CSL Cup season kicks off this coming weekend with the help of Milltek Sport

CSL Cup season starts this weekend: click to enlargeThe CSL is a brand new race series for the BMW E46 M3 and CSL and it kicks off this weekend (18th and 19th April) at Rockingham Speedway, Northamptonshire.

The BMW E46 M3 chassis was designed to be raced, a near perfect 50/50 weight distribution, an industry applauded engine with near perfect reliability, front engine, rear wheel drive, 350bhp - the car was built to race! The CSL Cup is a series developed purely for this model so that owners can race these cars in a competitive, cost effective series designed around maximising enjoyment, track time and competition.

Two classes are available; 'Standard' and 'Modified'. Equalisation measures will be in place to ensure the M3 is on equal footing with the CSL models. The standard class is designed to be a cost effective entry to racing the E46 M3/CSL, items such as suspension, wheels and brakes are control items so each car is identical thus maximising the input of the driver. The modified class allows far greater changes to the models. Again, equalisation between the CSL and the M3 will ensure a level playing field. All the classes will run on a control tyre, which is yet to be decided upon.

After much negotiation the CSL Cup has now been confirmed as being a core series on the Dunlop Great and British Racing Festivals. Accepted as being one of the highest levels of national motorsport in the UK the Dunlop Great and British racing festivals offer the best possible racing in the UK, Radicals, Mini Championship, SportMaxx all based on full themed race weekends with each Sunday offering complete tin top racing. Dunlop's extensive marketing and support provides a variety of benefits from the Dunlop Cafe (free refreshments for team members and supporters) to the complete tyre support package as offered to the BTCC. It is the first time a new series has been granted access to such a prestigious series.

Milltek Sport has provided racing exhaust systems, featuring FIA-approved Motorsport Catalysts for several of the cars in on the grid. These systems are based on the system we provide as an upgrade for standard road-going cars and are a living testament to the extreme testing and rigorous development programme that all Milltek exhausts must go through before being released for general sale.

For more information please visit the CSL Cup website.