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2018 SEASON PROVISIONAL CALENDAR RELEASED

2018 SEASON PROVISIONAL CALENDAR RELEASED

Next year’s MINI CHALLENGE championships will be fought over 35 races across 15 weekends as the calendars for both the top-flight JCW category and hotly contested Cooper & Open series have been revealed.

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INFORMATION

Download the 2018 MINI CHALLENGE Brochure.

View the JCW 2018 Class Calendar

View the 2018 Cooper Am & Open Class Calendar

FEATURED DRIVERS

Catching up with: Stuart Gibbs

Catching up with Stuart Gibbs, Stuart starting racing in the MINI CHALLENGE in 2017 with a JCW prepared and run by ExcelR8. Stuart is just 47 years old and lives in Weston Super Mare and has been married twice. Stuart served in the Army for 14 years and has been...

Catching up with: Jono Davis

Catching up with: Jono Davis   Age: 21 From:  Market Deeping, Peterborough. Jono starting racing in the MINI CHALLENGE in 2016 with an R53 prepared by AReeve Motorsport. Doing a full season to get a taster of racing MINIs, and producing some good results. Previously...

Catching up with: Calum King

Catching up with: Calum King   Age: 25            From: Aberdeen The King family have become MINI CHALLENGE regulars across the last two seasons, running with the ES Motorsport team. Youngest member, Calum, joined the championship from Scottish club racing, and...

Catching up with: Keith Issatt

Catching up with: Keith Issatt A MINI CHALLENGE regular for over a decade, Keith Issatt recalls why he got started in motor racing, and why he keeps coming back to MINI racing. What got you started in the sport? “My wife bought a basic Cooper for the road and I took...

Catching up with: Henry Neal

Will Neal will become the newest member of the Neal racing dynasty to join the MINI CHALLENGE when he lines up on the Cooper Class grid at Donington Park this weekend. Will is the youngest son of three-time British Touring Car champion Matt Neal, and the second member...

Catching up with: Mark Wakefield

Cooper Class star Mark Wakefield is the latest star to sign up to the MINI CHALLENGE’s burgeoning F56 JCW Class this year. Wakefield shone with three race wins during his second season in the Cooper Class last term, which yielded a third place finish in the...

Catching up with: Charlie Butler-Henderson

Reigning MINI CHALLENGE champion Charlie Butler-Henderson will return to defend his crown wearing the badge of MINI UK after being named as a brand ambassador. Butler-Henderson took seven race wins on his way to a maiden CHALLENGE title last season when running with...

Catching up with: James Turkington

The younger brother of two-time British Touring Car champion Colin, will join the MINI CHALLENGE this season. The 22-year-old from Portadown, Northern Ireland, has chosen to make his first full-time foray into racing on the British mainland in one of the...

DRIVER STANDINGS

POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#39BRETT SMITH756
2#88REECE BARR565
3#1DAVID GRADY550
4#15CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON554
5#37ROB SMITH476
6#11MAX BLADON511
7#18MARK WAKEFIELD509
8#444GEORGE SUTTON460
9#42HENRY NEAL392
10#17BRAD HUTCHINSON365
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
112STUART MCLAREN854
278CHRIS MIDDLETON765
346ANDY GODFREY666
454ADRIAN NORMAN595
5217DALE JAMIESON495
650NEAL CLARKE360
750GARY PAPWORTH222
863DARRYL BROWN186
910PAUL TOWNSEND98
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1888MATT HAMMOND761
231JESSICA HAWKINS712
36SAM WELLER685
491OWEN WALTON579
549MARTIN POOLE530
656RICHARD NEWMAN496
747JAMES GOODALL494
89SIMON WALTON467
936MARK CORNELL432
1098DARREN CHATT421
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
177BEN DIMMACK796
224ROB AUSTIN719
326ANDY MONTGOMERY551
45CHLOE HEWITT546
544AARON REEVE524
6111NEIL GINLEY485
7606TIM BILL440
88KEVIN OWEN439
953ANDREW TSANG158
1094SCOT ADAM146

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MINI CHALLENGE 2017 Season High (and Low) Lights
Re-live the High (and Low) Lights from the fantastic 2017 MINI CHALLENGE Season!

A big thanks to all of our drivers, sponsors, team and everyone involved who made this season the greatest so far.

We look forward to seeing what 2018 will bring..
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MINI CHALLENGE DUNLOP PRIZE WINNERS!
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2017 JCW Vice-Champion Reece Barr and 2017 Cooper Pro Class Winner Matt Hammond were lucky enough to experience first-hand action behind the wheel of an Official BTCC car courtesy of Dunlop and Motorbase Performance.

Here is the link to the Dunlop press release to find out more about what Barr and Hammond thought of their fantastic prize:

www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/11/08/dunlop-provide-mini-challenge-winners-btcc-test-opportunity/
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2017 JCW Vice-Champion Reece Barr and 2017 Cooper Pro Class Winner Matt Hammond were lucky enough to experience first-hand action behind the wheel of an Official BTCC car courtesy of Dunlop and Motorbase Performance.

Here is the link to the Dunlop press release to find out more about what Barr and Hammond thought of their fantastic prize:

http://www.minichallenge.co.uk/2017/11/08/dunlop-provide-mini-challenge-winners-btcc-test-opportunity/ 
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TV Coverage from the Cooper & Open Classes at Snetterton, coming soon on Motors TV:

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SUN 29/10/2017 19:26
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TV Coverage from the Cooper & Open Classes at Snetterton, coming soon on Motors TV:

SAT 28/10/2017 11:41
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SUN 29/10/2017 19:26
MON 30/10/2017 14:14
MON 30/10/2017 0:40
WED 01/11/2017 0:08
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Under the microscope: MINI CHALLENGE Girls

Under the microscope: MINI CHALLENGE Girls To celebrate Women is Sports week, I thought we would take a look at the Girls who form an integral part of the MINI CHALLENGE. What was originally thought to be a few actually turned out to be many! Jessica Hawkins Jessica’s...

Under the Microscope: George Sutton Racing

George Sutton Racing Under the Microscope What an impact George has had in the opening rounds of the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE. George is currently in 10th place after the 4 opening rounds. With 15th and 9th places at Oulton Park, a DNF and 16th at Rockingham (starting at...

Under the Microscope: OX4 Racing

OX4 Racing Under the Microscope OX4 Racing are one of the “smaller” teams in the MINI CHALLENGE paddock.  But why OX4? Well that’s the post code of the MINI Plant in Oxford where the MINI is built and where all the team work during the week. Of course, they all have a...

Under the Microscope: MINI UK VIP Team

The MINI UK VIP Team under the Microscope The MINI UK VIP team run 4 cars in the MINI CHALLENGE UK race series including MINI UKs guest drivers. They have the responsibility of ensuring that the drivers and cars that they run are the best in class. An superb example...