Organisers of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE can today confirm that entries for the 2025 Scholarship programme have opened – two months before the winner of the 2024 competition is crowned.

The popular one-make series launched the inaugural Scholarship back in September, with more than 100 drivers signing up to battle for 20 prizes, with the winner being awarded a package worth £50,000 towards a season in the new JCW Sport class.

Given the popularity of the 2024 Scholarship, series organisers have moved quickly to finalise plans for the 2025 edition to provide potential entrants with as much time as possible to secure their place.

The 2025 competition will run across two days and will be run exclusively at one of the leading race circuits in the UK.

Stage 1 will comprise of on-track activities in go-karts alongside a motorsport quiz and a series of media interviews, with the second stage including the opportunity to take to the track in a MINI CHALLENGE race car and also to enjoy a special skid pan experience.

The competition will run in August 2024 with the winner securing the top prize of a package worth £50,000 to compete in the JCW Sport category during the 2025 season.

The runner-up will be given the chance to test a JCW Sport car as well as a 25% reduction in entry fees for the class, whilst the remaining 18 finalists will be offered a 25% reduction in entry fees that can be redeemed against any of the three Vertu MINI CHALLENGE classes.

“Given the interest we had in the 2024 Scholarship, we were keen to push ahead with plans to bring it back and are delighted to now be launching entries for 2025,” Championship co-ordinator Rhea Beauchamp said.

“As we did this time around, we are packing in plenty of activities as we look to uncover new talent and help them make it onto the race track.

“Seeing the way people competing in the 2024 Scholarship embraced the opening stage of the ongoing competition, we look forward to making things even bigger and better for 2025 and providing people with the opportunity to battle for a place on the grid as part of the MINI CHALLENGE family.”

Please click here to enter the 2025 Vertu MINI CHALLENGE Scholarship.