NEXT EVENT: OULTON PARK

31 – MARCH 2018

LATEST NEWS

INFORMATION

Download the 2018 MINI CHALLENGE Brochure.

View the JCW 2018 Class Calendar

View the 2018 Cooper Am, Pro & Cooper S Calendar

FEATURED DRIVERS

CATCHING UP WITH: GEORGE SUTTON

George Sutton is returning to MINI CHALLENGE in 2018 after a successful first season in the JCW Class, finishing 8th in the championship amongst some very experienced and talented drivers.

CATCHING UP WITH: ANDY GODFREY

We caught up with Cooper Am driver, Andy Godfrey as he gives us his thoughts on the 2017 season and the MINI CHALLENGE.

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...

2017 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

SOCIAL MEDIA

2 days ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

We interviewed Cooper Am driver, Andy Godfrey at Autosport International Show to find out about his first season in MINI CHALLENGE and his plans for 2018, as he returns to Cooper Am for a second year. ... See MoreSee Less

5 days ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

We've a new driver announcement for the COOPER S Class - Will Fairclough will be joining AReeve MotorSport for the season.

"I’m delighted to have signed with A Reeve Motorsport, to be in the Mini Challenge Open Class series for 2018.. I love Minis and it’s a dream come true to be racing these fantastic cars. I’ve just finished designing the car livery with Simon from Sign It, never thought I’d be doing something like that. Can’t wait for the car to be unveiled. I’ve had a permanent grin since confirming my seat and now I’m looking forward to working with the team, starting preparations and to Round One at Donington Park in April. It will be interesting to see and track my own progress throughout the season, being coached by Aaron our team principle and fellow driver will be an experience and I’m determined to work as hard as I can to get up to speed quickly and get points on the board.”
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Weve a new driver announcement for the COOPER S Class - Will Fairclough will be joining AReeve MotorSport for the season. 

I’m delighted to have signed with A Reeve Motorsport, to be in the Mini Challenge Open Class series for 2018.. I love Minis and it’s a dream come true to be racing these fantastic cars. I’ve just finished designing the car livery with Simon from Sign It, never thought I’d be doing something like that. Can’t wait for the car to be unveiled. I’ve had a permanent grin since confirming my seat and now I’m looking forward to working with the team, starting preparations and to Round One at Donington Park in April. It will be interesting to see and track my own progress throughout the season, being coached by Aaron our team principle and fellow driver will be an experience and I’m determined to work as hard as I can to get up to speed quickly and get points on the board.”

 

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So proud of you Will...can’t wait to see where you take this!! 👏🏻

All the best Will Fairclough 🤞

1 week ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

🤝 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNER ANNOUNCMENT - Powerflex have extended their championship marketing partnership for 2018! ... See MoreSee Less

🤝 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNER ANNOUNCMENT - Powerflex have extended their championship marketing partnership for 2018!

 

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So pleased to be continuing our relationship with this amazing championship 👍🏻🏁

1 week ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

🤝 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNER ANNOUNCMENT - Dunlop and MINI confirm the launch of the Dunlop BTCC stars guest car for 2018.

The Dunlop BTCC guest car will be driven by a number of high profile current and ex BTCC drivers including Matt Neal and Paul O’Neill... Watch this space for further announcements!
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🤝 CHAMPIONSHIP PARTNER ANNOUNCMENT - Dunlop and MINI confirm the launch of the Dunlop BTCC stars guest car for 2018.

The Dunlop BTCC guest car will be driven by a number of high profile current and ex BTCC drivers including Matt Neal and Paul O’Neill... Watch this space for further announcements!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Which round is Paul O’Neill racing?

1 week ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

ARRIVE & DRIVE IN 2018?
As the 2018 JCW Class entry list starts to home in on the record 2017 numbers, there are still a few Arrive & Drive seats available, including from 2017 Champions Eurotech...

www.facebook.com/EurotechRacingBTCC/posts/1549115661810258Drives Available in MINI CHALLENGE UK

Eurotech Racing currently have two seats available for the 2018 Season in MINI Challenge JCW's. Our 2017 Championship winning car and proven race winning car are available with full arrive and drive packages. Benefitting from the same high standard of service as our BTCC programme. Including full data support, driver analysis, car preparation and car set-up. Give yourself everything you need to succeed in one of the most competitive one-make championships in the UK. Serious enquiries only, for more info email info@eurotechracing.co.uk
photos by www.mwmotorsportmedia.co.uk
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ARRIVE & DRIVE IN 2018?
As the 2018 JCW Class entry list starts to home in on the record 2017 numbers, there are still a few Arrive & Drive seats available, including from 2017 Champions Eurotech...

https://www.facebook.com/EurotechRacingBTCC/posts/1549115661810258

 

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What's the costs etc ?

Ian Harris

Craig Pendlebury

James Stonestreet

1 week ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

The final day of the Autosport International Show looking forward to seeing all MINI fans! 🚗💨 ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

MINI CHALLENGE UK

Good morning, it’s day three at the Autosport International Show from the MINI CHALLENGE stand! 🚗💨 ... See MoreSee Less

Good morning, it’s day three at the Autosport International Show from the MINI CHALLENGE stand! 🚗💨

 

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See you tomorrow.

FEATURED ARTICLES

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...