The Vertu MINI CHALLENGE can today announce that it has agreed a new partnership with Scorpion Exhausts ahead of the 2024 season.

Scorpion has been a key technical partner of the highly competitive one-make series across the past decade, with all cars running with specialist exhaust systems developed in-house and hand-built by a specialist team at Scorpion’s Derbyshire HQ.

The company first started working alongside the MINI CHALLENGE back in 2014, designing a new bespoke exhaust system for the F56 model that was introduced the following year and which continues to compete in the headline JCW class to this day. 

A new manifold exhaust system was then developed for the Cooper class cars in the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy, and introduced back in 2021.

Adopting the same ‘Best of British’ mantra as the MINI CHALLENGE, Scorpion has used its involvement with the series to help drive forward the development of new solutions that are now used by MINI drivers across the UK – enabling them to benefit from the transfer of technology from the race track to the road.

As well as continuing in the role of technical partner, Scorpion will also continue to have a presence on cars across the JCW, JCW Sport and Cooper classes during the year ahead.

Antony Williams, promoter of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE, said:
“We are delighted to continue our relationship with Scorpion into the new season as they have been a key part of the success we have enjoyed as a championship across the past decade.

“Their knowledge and expertise is key when it comes to producing the kind of high-performance parts that are required for motorsport at this level and we look forward to working alongside the Scorpion team for many years to come.”

Shaun Leonard, Scorpion Exhausts managing director, said:
“We are delighted to confirm our extended partnership with the MINI CHALLENGE, which continues to go from strength to strength. Having been involved with the series for so many years, we know that it is the ideal proving ground for high-technology parts that can then transfer to the road, which makes this the perfect relationship for us as a business. 

“We look forward to working alongside the MINI CHALLENGE team into the 2024 season, and are excited to see how the various championship battles develop in track.”