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Motorbase Performance BMW will be testing at Brands Hatch on the 28th and 29th of October.  However this will be no ordinary set of test days, as on the Tuesday for the first time in many years the last British driver to win the BTCC in a BMW will be with the team at Brands.

Tim Harvey will be in one of our cars to do some test work and also compare his championship-winning E36 with the current E90.  We will also be giving BRDC Rising Star Jonathan Adam a chance to sample a rear wheel drive car for the first time under Tim's watchful eye.

So weather permitting that's day one, and on day two another young driver, James Nash, will be in the BMW 320si along with another 2009 Touring Car hopeful Michael Caine.

It will be good to see what Tim and Michael - who finished as champion and runner-up respectively in this year's Porsche Carrera Cup - think of a modern BMW Tourer, as they have both driven other BMW's competitively.

James Nash has been driving a Leon in the SEAT Eurocup and Jonathan Adam has been in the same car in the UK, so again it will be interesting to see what they think.

Let us hope the weather is kind to us and I will keep you informed of how they all get on.