Following two successful seasons of MINI CHALLENGE UK eSeries racing, the championship is pleased to announce season three will run in partnership with Virtual Reality Racing Club (VRRC) over the winter of 2021/22. Using the same specification Gen 3 F56 MINI JCW race car used in the UK’s premier touring car support class you can enter for the series here (click Register via Steam or Register Now). (Entries close 3/11/2021)

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The series will be run on the Assetto Corsa simulation platform with weekly races on a Thursday evening. A test server will allow drivers to practice at the circuit during the week leading up to the race. Races will feature a qualifying session and two races.

The eight round eSeries will start at the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in mid-December before visiting Snetterton, Oulton Park and Croft.  The second half of the season will include Donington Park, Silverstone and Thruxton before finishing at the iconic Brands Hatch GP.  A season entry costs just £300.

Following in season one and two’s footsteps season three will also be live broadcast on the MINI CHALLENGE social media outlets which has received over 75,000 views so far.  As well as top eSports talent’s the eSeries has attracted all of the top 5 finishers in this year’s real world MINI CHALLENGE UK championship so the best of both racing worlds are expected to compete head to head.

MINI CHALLENGE UK series director Antony Williams said “I am delighted that we will be continuing into season three of the eSeries.  It’s been a great addition to what we do on real life circuits in our various MINI series.  Allowing eSports competitors a first insight into the competitive and fun MINI CHALLENGE is great for us and it also keeps our real world drivers sharp and promotes their partners over the winter period.

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8 rounds 16 races held on Thursday evenings

    • 16/12 Brands Hatch Indy
    • 23/12 Snetterton 300
    • 30/12 Oulton Park Island
    • 6/1 Croft
    • 13/1 Donington National
    • 20/1 Silverstone National
    • 27/1 Thruxton
    • 3/2 Brands Hatch GP
  • Format
    • 24/7 practice server
    • 6.30pm Official Practice
    • 7.30pm Qualifying 15 minutes
    • 7.50pm Race 1 20 minutes
    • 8.15pm Race 2 20 minutes
  • Semi-fixed set ups
    • Tyre pressure Open
    • Brake balance Open
    • Diff Open
    • Ride height Open
    • Fuel Open
    • 1st Share of 1 Cooper test day and 12 x 1 hour sessions at simulator driver training facility at Silverstone
    • 2nd Share of 1 Cooper test day and 6 x 1 hour sessions at simulator driver training facility at Silverstone
    • 3rd  OBP Hydraulic pedals
    • 4th Rigs SimRace 5 chassis
    • 5th GTF1 Seat
    • Driver of the Round Power Maxed Valeting Kit
    • RJN Trophy (Richard John Neil’s choice of driver that has impressed hm the most in the championship that finished outside the top 5) OBP Hydraulic Pedals