NEXT EVENT: OULTON PARK

31 – MARCH 2018

LATEST NEWS

JORDAN COLLARD TO JOIN JCW FOR 2018

JORDAN COLLARD TO JOIN JCW FOR 2018

Jordan Collard will be joining the MINI CHALLENGE for 2018 and will be competing for the MINI Challenge Rookie cup which caters to up and coming drivers who are new to the series.

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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: CALUM KING

Scotsman Callum King will switch to Eurotech Racing for his third season in the MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class this year. King has gradually gained in pace across his first two JCW campaigns, and last year scored finishes inside the top 10 despite a difficult season with mechanical issues and being forced to skip rounds due to unforeseen circumstan

CATCHING UP WITH: ANDY MONTGOMERY

Andy – an IT Project Manager from Yorkshire – is continuing into his second season in the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper S class with the Mad4MINI Motorsport team this year. Last season was successful, finishing third in class with his R53 MINI.

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...

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

DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Adrian Norman will be returning to the Cooper Am Class this season...

"I'm pleased to say that I am entering the MINI Challenge Championship for my 7th season. Not all competitors choose the MINI Challenge for the excellent step in ones racing career that it most certainly is. I, like some of my racing peers, choose to race in the MINI Challenge for the pure exhilaration that it offers together with the possibility that podiums are not out of the question.
Anything can happen! The fun is in the chase but I'll strive to tip the balance in favour of being chased 🙂
After 6 years of racing under Rob Sims Racing's excellent guidance I join Chris Middleton with the College of West Anglia team and I am looking forward to a new challenge during 2018 in the MINI Challenge Cooper AM class."
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DRIVER ANNOUNCEMENTS: Adrian Norman will be returning to the Cooper Am Class this season... 

Im pleased to say that I am entering the MINI Challenge Championship for my 7th season. Not all competitors choose the MINI Challenge for the excellent step in ones racing career that it most certainly is. I, like some of my racing peers, choose to race in the MINI Challenge for the pure exhilaration that it offers together with the possibility that podiums are not out of the question. 
Anything can happen! The fun is in the chase but Ill strive to tip the balance in favour of being chased 🙂 
After 6 years of racing under Rob Sims Racings excellent guidance I join Chris Middleton with the College of West Anglia team and I am looking forward to a new challenge during 2018 in the MINI Challenge Cooper AM class.

 

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All the best for a great season x

That’s great news Adrian Norman, looking forward to some more battles!

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MINI CHALLENGE UK

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MINI UK involved - Check
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Over 30 registered drivers in the JCW Class - Check

Want to race in the awesome 2018 MINI CHALLENGE?

Get in touch with AReeve Motorsport who still have a car available...Mini Challenge JCW Arrive &
Drive package

We have our last remaining seat available for the 2018 MINI CHALLENGE UK JCW Class Championship

Tailored Arrive & Drive package:

2018 Entry Fee
Tyre allowance
Race support
Tuition
Data analysis
GoPro Rental with footage provided
Car Rental
Car Preparation

Serious enquiries only :

Minichallenge@areevemotorsport.uk

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British GT Package - Check
DTM Support - Check
MINI UK involved - Check
Brand new hospitality unit - Check
Over 30 registered drivers in the JCW Class - Check

Want to race in the awesome 2018 MINI CHALLENGE?

Get in touch with AReeve Motorsport who still have a car available...
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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...