Information - MINI CHALLENGE

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The MINI CHALLENGE is the Championship for the new MINI in the UK, enjoying great grids, colourful cars and close racing.

Over the years the MINI CHALLENGE has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, and benefits from being the only Championship to enjoy the support of MINI UK.

2020 will mark a landmark year for the series, with the headline JCW Class assuming its rightful place on the BTCC Package, cementing its status as the natural stepping-stone for drivers with their sights set on the BTCC.

With that in mind, Goodyear will offer a prize to assist the JCW Class champion in moving up to the BTCC, to be announced in due course.

The multi-class structure enables drivers with varying degrees of experience and budget to be part of the MINI CHALLENGE, whilst providing a natural route for progression.

The Cooper Class provides entry-level, close, fair racing, and will make 2 guest appearances on the TOCA Package, whilst the Cooper S Class caters for almost any R53 or R56 MINI thanks to regulated BHP and torque per tonne limits.

As a true single make/model championship scrutineering controls mean that fairness is maintained so that drivers and teams can be sure that only skill and legitimate knowledge will have a bearing on race results.

Budgets are also kept under control through restrictions on testing, tyre use and widespread use of control parts in areas where any performance advantage could be gained.

The MINI CHALLENGE is ‘The Place to Race’.