The hugely successful, partnership between the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE and Mintex will continue into 2024 when the one-make series expands to run three classes.

Mintex has been a valuable partner of the MINI CHALLENGE since the start, making the ongoing relationship one of the most long-running in British motorsport, stretching back more than 20 years.

As has been the case for several seasons, all cars competing in the MINI CHALLENGE – across the JCW, Cooper and new JCW Sport classes – will benefit from running Mintex Racing pads, whilst the company logo will also feature in a prominent position on race cars competing across each class.

The new season will kick off in early April when the Cooper class heads for Brands Hatch for the opening three races of the season, with the JCW and JCW Sport classes both getting underway later in the month at Donington Park.

In total, 14 weekends of racing will take place across the year, ten of which will see the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE running alongside the British Touring Car Championship in front of bumper trackside audiences and live on ITV4.

“We are delighted to confirm our continuing affiliation with the MINI CHALLENGE,” Mintex Racing category manager Richard Barton said. “The championship is not only a fantastic ambassador for the Mintex brand, but is also a great test bed for our products. We’re excited to see what the 2024 season has in store.”

Antony Williams, promoter of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE, welcomed the expanded partnership.

“Mintex are one of most long-standing partners that we have as a championship, and the fact that our relationship has been running for as long as it has is a testament to how strong it is,” he said.

“Particularly as we prepare to introduce a new class, the ongoing support from Mintex is hugely important for us going forwards, and we look forward to another year of fantastic racing together in 2024.”