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GIAC-tuned BMW M3 V8 wins the North Island Endurance Series Championship at the Taupo Circuit in New Zealand.


On June 12, 2010 Motorsport-Services, street-legal 2009 BMW M38 (#99) was driven by teammates Mike Eady (BMW driving trainer) and Kevin Bell. The car did 105 laps around the 3.3 km Taupo course in 3 hours and 45 minutes, with a top speed of 226km/h on the wet track. The GIAC-tuned Motorsport Services M3 was so well prepared, according to Eady that it "could be driven to the track, raced for up to six hours in a competitive environment and then motored home at the end of the event." While undeniably built to compete, the car retains nearly all of the original equipment including the factory-fitted dashboard with in-car entertainment, air-conditioning and Sat-Nav systems. The passenger seats were removed, but any weight reduction was offset by the addition of a safety roll-cage. According to Dave Taylor of Motorsport Services (, preparations are underway to feature the car at BMW dealers around the country. It will also made an appearance at the Speed Show in Auckland, NZ in July.