HistoryEarly history is unconfirmed although believed to have been driven by Johnny Cecotto in the 1993 Campionato Italiano Superturismo. It is known that Cecotto did drive the car at the FIA Touring Car Challenge the same year.
Sold to BMW Motorsport Australia and raced by Paul Morris in the latter part of the 1994 Australian Class II Championship, having started the season in E36/A 026 93. Later in the year it was driven by Craig Baird and Brett Riley in the Bathurst 1000.
Updated to 1995-spec and sold to the New Zealand BMW team in April 1995, although it appears to have been barely used. The log book records a single outing at Pukekohe in late 1995, although it is unclear what event this was or who drove.
Sold to Miles Pope in May 1996 and raced by Pope, Charlie O'Brien and Bob Tweedie in the 1996 Australian Super Touring Championship. Tweedie would also race the car at the Bathurst 1000 support races.
From the end of the 1996 season the car remained largely unused for the next couple of years with just 3 races in New Zealand - one if early 1997 and two in 1999.
Bought by Dennis Chapman shortly before the 1999 Bathurst 500, where he shared the car with his wife Debbie.
Run mostly in New Zealand club and endurance events after that, other than a trip back to Bathurst in 2002 for the circuit's inaugural 24 hour race where Dennis and Debbie were joined by Lindsay and Scott O'Donnell. More recently the car has been run in New Zealand club and historic series.