five litre M3 is a recent arrival from the USA, and John Bowe shook
it down at Winton Motor Speedway on November 12.
But PHR Scuderia Team Manager Terry Little pointed
out that a software component was missing from the car when it arrived
“Basically some software (in the engine management
system) was left out when the car left America. It was running lean
(at Winton) so we brought it home and we are now waiting for the
software so we can try again.
“We are a little bit concerned about the 24
Hour as we don’t know what the car will do. Our problems are
compounded by the car running late and something being left out.
We will then retest as soon as we get it (the engine software).”
The BMW M3 GTR features an M5 engine and a six speed
It’s difficult to forecast how well this one
might perform next week, but with John Bowe, Greg Crick, Brad Jones
and Maher Algadri at the wheel, it ought to be quick – and
perfect for driving up steep hills.