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DONINGTON PARK GP: 23rd – 24th SEPTEMBER

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JCWs HEAD TO DONINGTON FOR SEASON FINAL

JCWs HEAD TO DONINGTON FOR SEASON FINAL

Reece Barr insists he’s feeling no pressure ahead of a tense Rookie Cup showdown at Donington Park this weekend, while his biggest rival Max Bladon is determined to try and hunt him down in the points.

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DONINGTON PARK OPEN RACE REPORT

DONINGTON PARK OPEN RACE REPORT

With just qualifying to do on Saturday the drivers and crews were busy polishing and making sure cars were up to their best. Some had been testing on the Thursday and Friday. Chloe Hewitt was having problems…

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DONINGTON PARK COOPER RACE REPORT

DONINGTON PARK COOPER RACE REPORT

A nice early start with qualifying and 1 race on Saturday and 1 race on Sunday Morning. Bryony King and Ethan Pitt were guest drivers this weekend, hopefully entering next year’s MINI CHALLENGE.

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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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DRIVER STANDINGS

POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#39BRETT SMITH638
2#88REECE BARR491
3#15CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON486
4#1DAVID GRADY474
5#11MAX BLADON449
6#18MARK WAKEFIELD435
7#37ROB SMITH423
8#444GEORGE SUTTON394
9#42HENRY NEAL351
10#17BRAD HUTCHINSON319
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
112STUART MCLAREN692
278CHRIS MIDDLETON633
346ANDY GODFREY543
454ADRIAN NORMAN497
5217DALE JAMIESON390
650NEAL CLARKE360
763DARRYL BROWN126
850GARY PAPWORTH105
910PAUL TOWNSEND98
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1888MATT HAMMOND641
231JESSICA HAWKINS585
36SAM WELLER529
491OWEN WALTON493
556RICHARD NEWMAN432
647JAMES GOODALL400
749MARTIN POOLE396
898DARREN CHATT369
99SIMON WALTON367
1036MARK CORNELL348
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
177BEN DIMMACK546
224ROB AUSTIN514
326ANDY MONTGOMERY384
45CHLOE HEWITT355
544AARON REEVE350
6111NEIL GINLEY325
7606TIM BELL307
88KEVIN OWEN307
953ANDREW TSANG158
1094SCOT ADAM146

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MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: We spoke to Norfolk cars drivers, Chris Middleton and Gary Papworth to find out how their final race of the weekend went in the Cooper classes. ... See MoreSee Less

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MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: We chatted to Dale Jamieson following race 2 of the Cooper classes. ... See MoreSee Less

MINI CHALLENGE UK added 16 new photos.

Results for race 2 for the Open 180 Class Official Donington Park Racing
P1: Ben Dimmack
P2: Rob Austin
P3: Chloe Hewitt
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Results for race 2 for the Open 180 Class Official Donington Park Racing
P1: Ben Dimmack
P2: Rob Austin
P3: Chloe Hewitt

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Wayne DouglasOur first time spectating the Mini Challenge, we had a fantastic day, very entertaining.

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SiuMing ChanUmi Ka Ka R53 still race lol

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Antonio VessicchioR53 and R56 ride together?

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Josh HarperCharlie De-Moore look at Chloe Hewitt go!

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 10 new photos.

Final race of the day for the MINI CHALLENGE here at Official Donington Park Racing. The Open class are heading out now.
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Final race of the day for the MINI CHALLENGE here at Official Donington Park Racing. The Open class are heading out now.

MINI CHALLENGE - BEHIND THE SCENES: We spoke to Cooper Am driver, Darren Chatt who failed to finish the second Cooper class race after engine problems. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sam WellerYou allowed to run that spoiler in AM Darren Chatty Chatt 😜

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Alan PageYou need one of mine mate

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 18 new photos — with Adrian Norman.

Results for race 2 for the Cooper Am & Pro classes at Official Donington Park Racing
Pro:
P1: Matt Hammond
P2: Sam Weller
P3: Richard Newman
Am:
P1: Andy Godfrey
P2: Chris Middleton
P3: Adrian Norman
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Results for race 2 for the Cooper Am & Pro classes at Official Donington Park Racing
Pro:
P1: Matt Hammond
P2: Sam Weller
P3: Richard Newman
Am:
P1: Andy Godfrey
P2: Chris Middleton
P3: Adrian Norman

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Justin RobertsCome on Matt Hammond, you can do it!!

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Cherie BrahamWell done Matthew.

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Lynn LimmerWell done Matt Hammond x

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Nigel BellWell done Matt Hammond

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Nick HannamNice one Matt Hammond

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 9 new photos.

Results for Race 1 for the Open class at Official Donington Park Racing
P1: Aaron Reeve
P2: Ben Dimmack
P3: Rob Austin
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Results for Race 1 for the Open class at Official Donington Park Racing
P1: Aaron Reeve
P2: Ben Dimmack
P3: Rob Austin

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Mandy BlackwellWell done Aaron Reeve.

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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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