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116 Trophy

Described by guest driver Tim Harvey in 2023 as "the best low cost racing out there", 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. Races are 90-minutes long with compulsory pitstops, for one, two or three driver teams.


1.6i N45 '116i' models produced from 2004-2006. There is a throttle body upgrade, replacement sports exhaust/catalyst (£450 inc. VAT and delivery) and ECU re-flash (£250 inc. VAT & delivery), but the engine remains largely 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 includes adjustable billet front top mounts and is priced at just £778 inc. VAT and delivery 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.

Wheels & Tyres

All cars will run on Nankang NS-2R control tyres, priced at just £87.50 each inc. VAT and delivery. Wheels are any 16" OEM BMW subject to regulations, or Revolution CR10.


There is a mandatory 'control' roll cage for the 116 Trophy, priced at £1392 inc. VAT.


There are typically six 90-minute races in the core calendar for any given year. Drivers can also enter 116 Sprint races on selected weekends for additional track time. 

Entry Costs

750 Motor Club racing membership is just £95 for 12 months, season registration is £135 per driver (which includes registration for the 116 Sprint series), and 2024 race entry fees will average at around £600 per team across the 90 minute races at different venues. Roadgoing donor cars are available secondhand from just £1000.

Complete 'Arrive & Drive' packages are available from very competitive rates for those who would rather not own and run their own car - see the Arrive & Drive tab in the sub-menu.


For technical and control parts queries: Contact Mark Bate on 07465 424912
For general entry queries: Contact 750 Motor Club



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