Sometimes there’s no better job than being a motoring journalist. Especially when BMW M invites international press representatives from numerous car magazines and websites to the Circuito Ascari in southern Spain to extensively test the new BMW M2 Competition. Not only was driving pleasure guaranteed on this 5.4-kilometre race track with its 26 corners, various elevations and numerous descents – the performance coupé also got to show what it can do on public roads in the surrounding countryside. The press reviews that followed proved just how successful this project was. Here is a selection of the best.