Bradley Gravett will continue to race for Graves Motorsport in the 2022 Quaife MINI CHALLENGE after extending his deal with the team into a third season.

Gravett – son of 1990 BTCC champion Robb – joined the Colchester-based team ahead of the 2020 season, where he secured a best finish of sixth spot racing in the Cooper class.

Graduating into the JCW category along with the team last year, Gravett secured third spot in the Rookie Cup with a best race finish of eleventh and will now head into his second year in the premier category of the MINI CHALLENGE aiming to regularly push for top ten finish.

Gravett becomes the fifth driver confirmed so far by Graves Motorsport in an expanded 2022 JCW programme alongside 2021 team-mate Max Coates and team newcomers Harry Nunn, Dominic Wheatley and Alex Denning.

“Having completed my maiden season in the JCW class with Graves Motorsport in 2021, I’m thrilled to once again be returning to the team for 2022,” he said.

“The support I received from the team last year was of huge importance to my development as a driver. With the exciting progression Graves has made over the winter months, I’m delighted to be part of what I believe is a winning package.

“With a strong focus for results in 2022; when an opportunity arises, I’ll Gravett with both hands!”

Team manager David Graves said he was pleased to keep Gravett – who will continue to be backed by Liqui Moly – in the line-up for another season.

“Bradley has been a key element in our progression to the JCW class of the MINI CHALLENGE UK, so we are naturally delighted to continue helping him develop throughout our third season working together,” he said. “We’ve made significant improvements over the winter that we feel will help Bradley to become a regular inside the top-ten which he showed promise of in 2021.

“He is also an asset off-track, doing fantastic work with his partners and engaging with race weekend fans at the BTCC events. This is important in our team and Bradley exudes what we stand for in abundance.”