This is a scale model kit to be assembled by an adult; it includes all the parts as indicated, but it does not include glue or paints.
We had the 94 livery with the number 1, and many other racing versions form Japan, but we were missing the one that crowned the BMW 318i as the king of supertouring cars in 1993 by winning the BTCC in the hands of Joachim Winkelhock
, and with Steve Soper completing the double for BMW, which also won the championship for brands. A much more striking decoration, where the Warsteiner logos have a greater role. "Smoking Jo" finally gets its well-deserved tribute!
Additional details for the BMW 318i
model car kit:
- Manufactured by Hasegawa in 1/24 scale with reference 20551 (also listed as 4967834205512).
- Belongs to the Schnitzer Team.
- Raced at the British Touring Car Championship - BTCC in 1993.
- Includes paint masks, plastic parts, rubber parts, water slide decals and assembly instructions.
- Package measures 200 mm x 350 mm x 67 mm (width x depth x height), weighting 325 g.
- Box barcode 4967834205512 (GTIN/EAN)
When unfavorable rules for Category I touring cars led BMW Motorsport to abandon plans to use its new six-cylinder M3 in competition, it decided to turn its attention to the burgeoning European-wide championships for Category 2.
Of their traditional factory teams, Bigazzi and Cibemme focused on the Italian championship, while Schnitzer's team was chosen to compete in the BTCC, partly at the request of BMW GB itself.
Although the decision to enter the BTCC was made in early December, just four months before the first race of the championship, there was no doubt that the team would be up to the task.
Founded in 1963 by brothers Herbert and the late Josef Schnitzer, the team had won everything worth winning in touring car racing, including World, European (twice), Italian and German titles.
Schnitzer also had more than enough drivers, Steve Soper and Joachim Winkelhock, and a base car that had won the BTCC in 1992, although the body was now four doors.
During the season Winkelhock's record was impressive with five wins from 17 races when there were nine different winners. Joachim and BMW's advantage over the rest of the field was built early in the season, when he won four races out of the first eight and his team-mate Steve Soper another three. The two key races were the fourth held at Donington Park and the 12th held at Oulton Park. The Donington Park race was perhaps the turning point, with Joachim's first championship win, proving to himself and everyone else that he could win the championship.
By the time they reached Oulton for the second time, BMW's dominance had apparently ended, with the front-wheel drive cars having won the last three races. But at Oulton Joachim was the absolute dominator, taking his second pole position of the season and leading the track every single lap.
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