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CHAMPION TESTS TOURING CAR

CHAMPION TESTS TOURING CAR

Newly crowned MINI CHALLENGE champion David Grady had his maiden test in a British Touring Car recently, as part of his prize for lifting this year’s JCW title. Grady was rewarded with a fully funded test in a Motorbase Performance Ford Focus at Snetterton, courtesy... read more
2017 JCW CALENDAR

2017 JCW CALENDAR

JCW 2017 CALENDAR Following our announcement that the MINI CHALLENGE will join the British GT package from 2017 we are now delighted to announce the provisional JCW Class... read more

FEATURES

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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MINI CHALLENGE 2016 BRANDS HATCH MINI FESTIVAL

MINI CHALLENGE 2016 BRANDS HATCH MINI FESTIVAL By David Young Sun, more sun, 60 MINIs, the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and the MINI Challenge returned to Brands. As part of the MSVR MINI Festival, the MINI Challenge played the starring role of the weekend. The pit...
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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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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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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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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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2016 DRIVER STANDINGS

POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#16DAVID GRADY623
2#1NATHAN HARRISON614
3#27CHARLIE BUTLER-HENDERSON604
4#79JONO BROWN561
5#39BRETT SMITH558
6#10CHRIS SMITH501
7#37ROB SMITH492
8#19LAWRENCE DAVEY450
9#42HENRY NEAL447
10#18MARK WAKEFIELD374
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#90SCOTT JEFFS675
2#38SCOT ADAM645
3#94TIM PORTER633
4#66STEVE COCKER442
5#24ROB AUSTIN369
6#176CARLITO MIRACCO378
7#118TOBY HOTSTON111
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#11MAX BLADON812
2#17JOSH GOLLIN570
3#6SAM WELLER537
4#117BRAD HUTCHISON488
5#4MICHAEL BAMBER467
6#22WILLIAM NEAL473
7#91OWEN WALTON394
8#96ADRIAN NORMAN367
9#47JAMES GOODALL392
10#9SIMON WALTON270
POSITIONNo.#DRIVERPOINTS
1#81KEITH ISSATT482
3#121JONATHAN DAVIS457
2#34RICHARD MILLS422
5#5CHLOE HEWITT337
4#23SIMON CLARK307
6#33STU LANE202
7#44AARON REEVE140
8#114SAM HATHAWAY60
9#28MARTYN HATHAWAY54
10#555ANDREW BAILEY0

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 5 new photos to the album David Grady wins £14,000 Best of British Prize.

We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title.

The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career.

The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; Powerflex Corbeau Seats UK Mintex Racing Forge Motorsport Sam Obp Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches Showtrax @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training.

The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make.

Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential.

David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season.

David Grady said: "I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I can't wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title".

Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: "The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize. We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements".
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We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title. The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career. The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; @[189283524271:274:Powerflex] @[330364200336773:274:Corbeau Seats UK] @[147259908711605:274:Mintex Racing] @[166492375393:274:Forge Motorsport] @[100001259802025:2048:Sam Obp] @[180759972007029:274:Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches] @[121744464543407:274:Showtrax] @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training. The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make. Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential. David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season. David Grady said: "I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I can't wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title". Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: "The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize. We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements".

We are delighted to announce that David Grady, 2016 JCW Class Champion has been awarded the 2017 Best of British Prize worth £14,000, to assist his 2017 campaign to defend the MINI CHALLENGE title.

The Best of British prize is now in its 4th year and aims to offer up and coming drivers assistance in their motorsport career.

The prize is supported by our Best of British sponsors including; Powerflex Corbeau Seats UK Mintex Racing Forge Motorsport Sam Obp  Alcon Specialist Brakes & Clutches Showtrax @Luke @RyanMotorsportInsurance both financially and in respect of media and business skills training.

The judges of the prize consisted of representatives of the Best of British sponsors considering the drivers performance in a range of areas, their future potential and the impact the prize would make.

Other drivers considered for the prize included Cooper Class Winner Max Bladon, Open Class Winner Keith Issatt and Cooper S Class Winner Scot Jeffs. The judges noted that the performance of all drivers and the quality of their self assessments were of the highest standard, but that the driving performance of David Grady against such stiff opposition from a field brimming full of class drivers, including previous champions and current BTCC drivers, gave him the edge in their rounded assessment of their results, commitment to the MINI CHALLENGE and its sponsors, media exposure and future potential.

David will run in an all new Best of British livery showcasing the Best of British sponsors for the 2017 season.

David Grady said: I am really excited about winning the Best of British Award. I cant wait to start the season and to work with the Best of British Partners this year to help promote their products and services. We are determined to make this a winning relationship as I chase my second MINI CHALLENGE title.

Antony Williams, Championship Promoter said: The MINI CHALLENGE congratulates David on his well deserved Championship win and on winning this prize.  We would also like to say a big well done to all the other drivers that were in contention, you should all be very proud of your achievements.

MINI CHALLENGE UK added 4 new photos to the album Great first day at ASI 2017 — at NEC Autosport International And The Performance Car Show ... See MoreSee Less

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Dont forget if your at Autosport, make sure to come and say hi to us...

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Calder LeightonI did come over but you were busy stand looked good though

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We are delighted to be attending the 2017 Autosport Show with a 4 car display on stand 2870.

If you are already entered for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE please feel free to drop by to see us, or if you are still considering racing with us, why not come along to take a look at our cars and find out more about the MINI CHALLENGE Championship.
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We are delighted to be attending the 2017 Autosport Show with a 4 car display on stand 2870.

If you are already entered for the 2017 MINI CHALLENGE please feel free to drop by to see us, or if you are still considering racing with us, why not come along to take a look at our cars and find out more about the MINI CHALLENGE Championship.

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Merry Christmas from all at MINI CHALLENGE UK

Do you have an R53 or R56 MINI Race car?
Looking for somewhere to race in 2017?
Not keen to battle against other makes of car on mixed grids?
Want to visit the UKs best circuits with high profile events?
Also want great TV and social coverage?
Do you sometimes need hospitality for family, friends and guests?
Prefer to have the option to stay dry in a shared 12m x 8m awning, rather than braving the elements?
Still want a fun and friendly, yet professional atmosphere?
Want to score points in an MSA Championship?

The MINI CHALLENGE Open Class allows all earlier Gen 1 and Gen 2 MINIs to race cost effectively, at high profile events and at Britain's best circuits with MINI only grids.

The MINI CHALLENGE is the only MINI race Championship fully supported by MINI UK, benefits from professional TV coverage and at event hospitality.

Entrants in the Open Class will be eligible to win an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to experience BTCC machinery with a Dunlop sponsored BTCC test worth around £10,000 and other prices worth £5000.

Entry fees from as little as £550 plus VAT per event.

To find out more PM us or better still, email antony@minichallenge.co.uk
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Do you have an R53 or R56 MINI Race car?
Looking for somewhere to race in 2017?
Not keen to battle against other makes of car on mixed grids?
Want to visit the UKs best circuits with high profile events?
Also want great TV and social coverage?
Do you sometimes need hospitality for family, friends and guests?
Prefer to have the option to stay dry in a shared 12m x 8m awning, rather than braving the elements?
Still want a fun and friendly, yet professional atmosphere?
Want to score points in an MSA Championship?

The MINI CHALLENGE Open Class allows all earlier Gen 1 and Gen 2 MINIs to race cost effectively, at high profile events and at Britains best circuits with MINI only grids.

The MINI CHALLENGE is the only MINI race Championship fully supported by MINI UK, benefits from professional TV coverage and at event hospitality.

Entrants in the Open Class will be eligible to win an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity to experience BTCC machinery with a Dunlop sponsored BTCC test worth around £10,000 and other prices worth £5000.

Entry fees from as little as £550 plus VAT per event.

To find out more PM us or better still, email antony@minichallenge.co.uk

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Ok so 2016 has been somewhat a mad one, but a season not to forget. I would like to say a personnal thanks to all that is involved with the MINI CHALLENGE UK It's been a very busy year for me trying to cover you all, but it's been a blast and I am very much looking forward to coming back hard on the F56 Class and covering some drivers in the Cooper & Cooper S Class bringing you all the upfront and personal shots i like to capture. It's been awesome working with you all and I wish you ALL a MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR. Those that couldn't make the awards night and missed the slideshow, here is your chance to have a flick through. PS There is a Few..... MINI The Mini Challenge Grid Girls Forge Motorsport Oakfield Motorsport Excelr8 Motorsport Charlie Butler-Henderson Brett Smith Jo Polley Jono Davis Scott Jeffs Jono Brown Aaron Reeve Chloe Meadows Sarah Thomson Max Bladon Oli Shepherd Steve Taylor Antony Williams Mark Wakefield Luke Machin Luke Reade Nathan Harrison Nick BoonChris BoonNeil Newstead @Rob Smith Will Neal Henry Neal Stu Lane Chloe Hewitt Tony Hewitt Emma Hewitt Lawrence Davey Sam Weller Michael Bamber #44 Racing Darren Chatty Chatt Owen Walton

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MINI CHALLENGE UK added 157 new photos to the album MINI CHALLENGE UK AWARDS NIGHT — with Max Bladon and 2 others at Whittlebury Hall - Conference, Training Centre, Hotel and Spa.

Like to say thank you to all that came last night to the awards night end of season bash.

Many Congratulation's to all that won and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and see you all in 2017 in the New Championship...

Photo's from the night are attached so hope we managed to cover all of you...
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Like to say thank you to all that came last night to the awards night end of season bash.

Many Congratulations to all that won and we hope you all have a Merry Christmas and see you all in 2017 in the New Championship...

Photos from the night are attached so hope we managed to cover all of you...

MINI CHALLENGE UK at Whittlebury Hall - Conference, Training Centre, Hotel and Spa.

As it's the Awards night we thought we would try out the Manniquin Challenge...
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