THE MINI CHALLENGE – LISTENING TO COMPETITORS
THE MINI CHALLENGE IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE NEW MINI IN THE UK, ENJOYING GREAT GRIDS, COLOURFUL CARS AND CLOSE RACING SHOWN LIVE ON ITV4.
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, and from being televised live on ITV4 as a BTCC Support Series.
Last season the MINI CHALLENGE continued its history of listening to competitors, with a number of subtle, but important regulation changes to maximise equality, and
to ensure the best drivers have the opportunity to win.
The JCW Class changes were focused on maintaining the 2-litre powerplant’s excellent reliability, whilst making it easier for competitors to ensure tip top performance.
Additional technical support and at event testing helped to enhance the package still further, enabling competitors to diagnose and fix any deficiencies
on location, rather than having to wait until the gap between events.
This year the JCW class will continue as the natural stepping-stone for drivers with their sights set on the BTCC, with all seven race meetings on the TOCA package.
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
The Cooper Class provides close, fair racing at an entry level, and will make three appearances on the TOCA Package, Donington Park, Silverstone and Thruxton. A further two events will be as a British Truck Racing support championship at Pembrey and Brands Hatch, with seven race meetings in total.
All rounds will either be shown live on ITV4, or streamed via social media platforms.
2024 will ensure the R50-based cars continue to be one of the fairest and most cost-effective ways to go racing, whilst also offering competitors the highest profile exposure.
Budgets are also kept under control through restrictions on testing and tyre use, as well as widespread use of control parts in areas where any performance advantage could be gained.
The MINI CHALLENGE is ‘The Place to Race’.