The MINI CHALLENGE is THE Championship for the new MINI in the UK since 2002 and has always enjoyed great grids, colourful cars and close racing. Over the years The MINI CHALLENGE has built a reputation for affordability, fairness and fun, building on the iconic MINI Brand. In 2013 a new and enthusiastic team took over promoting The MINI CHALLENGE, with exciting new Best of British prizes and initiatives such as a Touring Car test for a JCW Class driver and a subsidised JCW drive for the Cooper Class winner. The MINI CHALLENGE also now boasts a dramatically increased social media presence with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube seen as primary media channels alongside more traditional TV coverage. The MINI CHALLENGE regularly visits the UKs top circuits including Brands Hatch GP, Donington, Oulton Park, Silverstone, Snetterton plus, in 2013, the Dutch circuit of Zandvoort amongst others. 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. 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 tyre use and widespread use of control parts in areas where performance advantage could be gained. The MINI CHALLENGE is ‘The Place to Race’.