Make
BMW
Model
BMW 3 Series (E36)
Drive
Rear Wheel Drive
Chassis No
E36 STC 96/004
Built By
BMW Motorsport
Date Built
1996
Current Status
STORED
History
The early history of the car is unknown.

In 1997 the car went to BMW Australia and kept predominately as a spare car. It's believed the car was intended to be used as the team's third entry at the 1997 Bathurst 1000 but ultimately the team secure the series of a pair of European drivers. Paul Morris ran the car during testing but it was withdrawn before the race.. The only actual race outings were in the final two rounds of the Australian Super Touring Championship where it was driven by Craig Baird.

Sold at the end of the year to Kim Esbjug, who raced the car in the opening round of the 1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship, however the second race of the day ended with the car involved in a multiple roll-over.

Esbjug purchased 96/018 as a replacement shell and set about transferring the running gear from remains of 96/004, but was unable to complete the work in time and instead purchased 97/010 which he used for the remainder of the year.

The car is still owned by Esbjug and has remained in a largely untouched since.
Race History
BMW
#22 BMW 320i
Team: BMW Motorsport Australia
New ZealandCraig Baird
BMW
#22 BMW 320i
Team: Diet Coke / BMW Motorsport Australia
AustraliaPaul Morris
BMW
#33 BMW 318iS
Team: Kim Esbjug
NorwayKim Esbjug
Race Results
Date Venue Driver Vehicle Pos
1997 Bathurst 1000
05 Oct 1997 AustraliaMount Panorama Paul Morris #22 BMW 320i WTH
1997 Australian Super Touring Championship
26 Oct 1997 AustraliaLakeside (1) Craig Baird #22 BMW 320i 3
26 Oct 1997 AustraliaLakeside (2) Craig Baird #22 BMW 320i 3
09 Nov 1997 AustraliaAmaroo Park (1) Craig Baird #22 BMW 320i 5
09 Nov 1997 AustraliaAmaroo Park (2) Craig Baird #22 BMW 320i 4
1998 Swedish Touring Car Championship
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (1) Kim Esbjug #33 BMW 318iS 12
10 May 1998 SwedenMantorp Park (2) Kim Esbjug #33 BMW 318iS DNF