Make
BMW
Model
BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No
E36 STC 96/013
Built By
BMW Motorsport
Date Built
1996
Current Status
History
Spare car for the 1996 British Touring Car Championship. It is believed that it was only ever used for testing and never raced.

The debut race would come at the end-of-season RAC Tourist Trophy, where it was driven by Jo Winkelhock. Shipped to South Africa for the Rainbow Cup and driven by Winkelhock and Shaun van der Linde.

At the end of 1996, the car was sold to EKS Motorsport and used in the 1997 South East Asia Touring Car Zone Challenge and Macau Grand Prix. It's believed the car was the one driven by Charles Kwan, although this has not been confirmed.

It's history after that is a little unclear, although there are suggestions that at some point the car may have been seized by Customs officials.

In 2015 the car came up for sale at a auction in Thailand having been clearly stored outside and unused for many years. The car was eventually purchased by Dutch team Vink Motorsport.
Pictures
Race History
BMW
#5 BMW 320i
GermanyJoachim Winkelhock
BMW
#3 BMW 320i
Team: BMW Motorsport S.A.
South AfricaShaun van der Linde
BMW
#3 BMW 320i
Team: BMW Motorsport S.A.
GermanyJoachim Winkelhock
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1996 RAC Tourist Trophy
03 Nov 1996 Great BritainDonington Park Joachim Winkelhock #5 BMW 320i 4
1996 Rainbow Cup International Super Touring Series
30 Nov 1996 South AfricaKyalami (1) Joachim Winkelhock #3 BMW 320i 1
30 Nov 1996 South AfricaKyalami (2) Shaun van der Linde #3 BMW 320i 1
30 Nov 1996 South AfricaKyalami (3) Joachim Winkelhock #3 BMW 320i 1
30 Nov 1996 South AfricaKyalami (4) Shaun van der Linde #3 BMW 320i 1
07 Dec 1996 South AfricaKilarney (1) Joachim Winkelhock #3 BMW 320i 1
07 Dec 1996 South AfricaKilarney (2) Shaun van der Linde #3 BMW 320i 3
07 Dec 1996 South AfricaKilarney (3) Joachim Winkelhock #3 BMW 320i 1
07 Dec 1996 South AfricaKilarney (4) Shaun van der Linde #3 BMW 320i DSQ