Now in its third year of running, the Gaz Shocks 116 Trophy is an ambitious, unique, competitive and inclusive one make endurance race formula.
Dedicated to the BMW 116i, holding events across the UK’s most historic circuits and in partnership with the 750 Motor Club, the 116 Trophy is the country’s fastest-growing RWD Endurance series.
Through a combination of consistent regulation, minimal modifications and a strong focus on feedback from our community we are proud to be able to offer Motorsport enthusiasts a gateway into racing.
Our standard format consists of Endurance races (90 – 180 minutes), with two mandatory pit stops and up to three drivers. Each season will also include special event races such as extended length, racing abroad and sprint rounds. The choice of endurance racing allows drivers to share the events, keeping costs down, while providing plenty of track time.
We strive to ensure that our series is as accessible as possible for novices and those on a budget, with experience, support and advice readily available from the series organisers, as well as a depth of experience provided by our teams. Whether you need car building services, race preparation and set up or you’d like to start your racing journey through arrive and drive.
Our weapon of choice is the BMW 116i, a great road car, and even better race car. Among the many factors considered when the vehicle was selected was the affordability factor for those that want to build their own. There is an expansive second-hand market, meaning that good donor cars can be collected for between £700 and £2000. In order to produce wallet-friendly performance, the mandatory modifications have been kept to a minimum. A roll cage, race exhaust, suspension change, ECU and set of Nankangs is all you need to get you on the grid. We have a list of authorised vendors, offering consistent quality and pricing.
The 116 Trophy is run by Mark Bate, within the 750 Motor Club’s portfolio of formulae. As the Home Of Affordable Motorsport in the UK, the 750 Motor Club’s ethos, of offering great value Motorsport without compromising on quality, is an ideal match for the 116 Trophy.