The GAZ Shocks 116 Trophy is a unique one make budget endurance racing series, using the popular and ultra-affordable 'Mk1' (E87).BMW 1 Series.
1.6i N45 '116i' models produced from 2004-2006. There is a replacement sports exhaust/catalyst and ECU re-flash, but the engine remains otherwise standard.
The 116 Trophy uses a control coilover damper kit from GAZ Shocks, adjustable at the rear only for equality, simplicity, budget and to reduce complication for newcomers. The kit is priced at just £525 inc. VAT, delivery and adjustable billet front top mounts to registered drivers.
Brakes remain standard, but pad choice is free. Discount deals are available to registered drivers.
Only five-speed manual variants are permitted, and the dual mass flywheel may be replaced by one of two single mass options if desired.
All cars will run on Nankang control tyres, priced at just £260 for a full set.
There is a mandatory 'control' roll cage for the 116 Trophy, priced at just £850 + delivery.
There are five rounds in the inaugural 2019 season from 45 minutes up to 100 minutes (building up to two and three-hour races in 2020), plus a sixth team event for 116 Trophy cars at the 2019 Birkett Relay Race.
750 Motor Club membership is just £25 for 12 months, season registration is expected to be sub-£200, and race entry fees start from less than £300 depending on the circuit and race duration. Roadgoing donor cars are available secondhand from just £500, and the total cost of mandatory parts is just £2225. Complete 'Arrive & Drive' packages are expected to be available from just £600 per person for those who would rather not own and run their own car.