MINI CHALLENGE News

ROAN LUNDY JOINS SNETTERTON GRID

ROAN LUNDY JOINS SNETTERTON GRID

Roan Lundy will become the latest driver to sample the new JCW Sport class of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE when he joins the grid for this weekend’s third meeting of the season at Snetterton.

COOPERS READY FOR WELSH RETURN

COOPERS READY FOR WELSH RETURN

The Vertu MINI CHALLENGE Trophy returns to Pembrey this weekend after a year away, with a packed grid of cars set to do battle in the second meeting of the 2024 season.

DAN ZELOS LAUNCHES TITLE DEFENCE WITH VICTORY

DAN ZELOS LAUNCHES TITLE DEFENCE WITH VICTORY

Dan Zelos launched his bid for a third JCW title in the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE with victory in the opening race of the new season at Donington Park, although only after a penalty for on-the-road victor Ant Whorton-Eales.

TOM OVENDEN STEPS UP TO JCW CATEGORY

TOM OVENDEN STEPS UP TO JCW CATEGORY

Tom Ovenden will follow in the footsteps of the likes of Dominic Wheatley and Nelson King after confirmation that he will graduate into the JCW class of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE this season.

EXCELR8 PAIR SECURE ACADEMY ROLES

EXCELR8 PAIR SECURE ACADEMY ROLES

Katia Loggie and Harvey Riby have been given a boost ahead of their second seasons in the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE Trophy after being named as members of EXCELR8’s driver development programme.

LUCA MARINONI OSBORNE MAKES WESTBOURNE SWITCH

LUCA MARINONI OSBORNE MAKES WESTBOURNE SWITCH

Luca Marinoni Osborne will return to the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE Trophy for a third season in 2024 with a new team after being confirmed as part of Westbourne Motorsport’s three-car assault on the Cooper class.

MINI CHALLENGE CHAMPION PICKS UP TOP BARC AWARD

MINI CHALLENGE CHAMPION PICKS UP TOP BARC AWARD

Double Vertu MINI CHALLENGE champion Dan Zelos has been rewarded for his success on track in 2023 after being named as the winner of The President’s Cup during the annual British Automobile Racing Club awards.

NATHAN EDWARDS SIGNS OFF WITH RACE THREE SUCCESS

NATHAN EDWARDS SIGNS OFF WITH RACE THREE SUCCESS

Nathan Edwards brought the curtain down on the 2023 Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season with a fine drive to victory in the final race of the campaign at Brands Hatch – although only after late heartache for rival Sam Gornall.

SIX-WAY FIGHT SET FOR COOPER FINALE

SIX-WAY FIGHT SET FOR COOPER FINALE

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season draws to a close this weekend at Brands Hatch and with just three races left to run around the short Indy circuit, six drivers still retain a chance of securing the championship title.

JAMIE OSBORNE DELIGHTED BY 2023 PROGRESSION

JAMIE OSBORNE DELIGHTED BY 2023 PROGRESSION

Jamie Osborne admits he was delighted with the progression shown on track in 2023 after securing silverware in his second season in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE. Running under the NAPA Racing UK banner, Osborne secured a breakthrough win in the series…

OX4 SIGNS OFF WITH SILVERWARE

OX4 SIGNS OFF WITH SILVERWARE

The OX4 Racing team will hope to return to the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE for a second successive season after rounding out 2023 with a Directors Cup victory at Brands Hatch. The team, which operates from the MINI factory in Oxford, had sat out the 2022 season before...

HARVEY RIBY TO RETURN FOR 2024 COOPER PROGRAMME

HARVEY RIBY TO RETURN FOR 2024 COOPER PROGRAMME

Harvey Riby will return to the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy in 2024 after signing up for a second season with EXCELR8. Riby joined the team this season as he took the step into car racing for the first time, having previously enjoyed success in karting as he...

DAN ZELOS PROUD OF SECOND JCW TITLE

DAN ZELOS PROUD OF SECOND JCW TITLE

Dan Zelos declared himself proud of his second title in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE after wrapping up the crown in the opening race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.

SAM WELLER SIGNS OFF WITH VICTORY

SAM WELLER SIGNS OFF WITH VICTORY

Sam Weller brought his time as Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE champion to an end with victory in the final race of the 2023 season at Brand Hatch.

SAM SMITH HEADS HYBRID TUNE LOCK OUT

SAM SMITH HEADS HYBRID TUNE LOCK OUT

Sam Smith made it two wins from two at Brands Hatch as Hybrid Tune locked out the podium in the second Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE race of the weekend at Brands Hatch.

MINI CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED VERTU PARTNERSHIP

MINI CHALLENGE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED VERTU PARTNERSHIP

Organisers of the MINI CHALLENGE can today confirm that the existing title partnership agreement with Vertu Motors – a retail brand part of the Vertu Motors group – will continue into 2024 in a new, extended deal.

WILL ORTON BATTLES TO RACE ONE VICTORY

WILL ORTON BATTLES TO RACE ONE VICTORY

Will Orton battled his way to the head of the pack to snare his fifth win of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE season in the opening race of the weekend at Silverstone.

ZELOS AIMS TO STAY OUT FRONT AS PACK GIVES CHASE

ZELOS AIMS TO STAY OUT FRONT AS PACK GIVES CHASE

A week after three action-packed races for the Cooper category at the same circuit, it’s the turn of the JCW field to hit the track at Silverstone as the Home of British Motorsport plays host to the penultimate meeting of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE season.

RHYS HURD RACES TO MAIDEN VICTORY

RHYS HURD RACES TO MAIDEN VICTORY

Having become a regular contender for podium finishes, Rhys Hurd added his name to the list of winners in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy with a battling performance in the final race of the weekend at Silverstone.

SAM GORNALL DELIGHTED WITH MAIDEN PODIUM

SAM GORNALL DELIGHTED WITH MAIDEN PODIUM

Sam Gornall admitted his delight after securing a maiden podium finish in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy during the opening race of the weekend at Silverstone.

NATHAN EDWARDS GRABS SILVERSTONE POLE

NATHAN EDWARDS GRABS SILVERSTONE POLE

Nathan Edwards proved to be the man to beat in qualifying at Silverstone after grabbing his maiden pole position in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy.

GRAVES TRIO LOOK TO CHASE DOWN OVENDEN

GRAVES TRIO LOOK TO CHASE DOWN OVENDEN

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy heads to Silverstone this weekend for the penultimate weekend of the season, and three races that could go a long way towards deciding who emerges from the campaign on top of the pile.

MINI CHALLENGE REVEALS PROVISIONAL 2024 RACE DATES

MINI CHALLENGE REVEALS PROVISIONAL 2024 RACE DATES

Organisers of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE can today confirm that the 2024 season will once again feature a total of 14 race dates split between the headline JCW category and the entry-level MINI CHALLENGE Trophy.

ALEX SOLLEY CLOSES GAP WITH RACE ONE WIN

ALEX SOLLEY CLOSES GAP WITH RACE ONE WIN

Alex Solley has moved back into second spot in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy standings after scoring his fourth win of the season in race one at Donington Park.

COOPERS GET SET FOR DONINGTON DRAMA

COOPERS GET SET FOR DONINGTON DRAMA

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy returns to Donington Park’s full GP circuit for a second successive season this weekend for the latest three chapters in what is turning out to be an intriguing championship battle.

TOMMY GILHAM JOINS DONINGTON PARK GRID

TOMMY GILHAM JOINS DONINGTON PARK GRID

Tommy Gilham will make his debut in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy this weekend after agreeing a deal that will see him line up on the grid with the Chandler Motorsport squad.

DAN ZELOS DOUBLES UP TO STRENGTHEN POINTS LEAD

DAN ZELOS DOUBLES UP TO STRENGTHEN POINTS LEAD

Dan Zelos overturned the penalty of the reverse grid draw to battle his way to a second win of the weekend as the curtain came down on the latest meeting for the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE at Knockhill.

DAN ZELOS MAINTAINS 100% QUALIFYING RECORD

DAN ZELOS MAINTAINS 100% QUALIFYING RECORD

Dan Zelos maintained his impressive record of qualifying on pole for every round of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE with the fastest time in challenging conditions at Knockhill.

JACK BYRNE BATTLES TO RACE TWO HONOURS

JACK BYRNE BATTLES TO RACE TWO HONOURS

For the second weekend in row, Jack Byrne battled hard to secure victory in the reverse grid race as he picked up his third win of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE season.

MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY – THE SEASON SO FAR

MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY – THE SEASON SO FAR

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season resumes this weekend at Croft after the early summer break, with the trip to North Yorkshire marking the half-way stage of the 2023 campaign.

LASER TOOLS RACING JOINS JCW GRID WITH NELSON KING

LASER TOOLS RACING JOINS JCW GRID WITH NELSON KING

The Laser Tools Racing name will feature in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE through the remainder of the 2023 season as a result of a new partnership with series front-runner Nelson King and the Graves Motorsport team.

MANNPOWER MOTORSPORT TO EXPAND INTO JCW CLASS

MANNPOWER MOTORSPORT TO EXPAND INTO JCW CLASS

Norfolk-based race team Mannpower Motorsport has announced plans to expand its involvement in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE to include an entry into the headline JCW category next season.

DAN HEADS THE PACK AHEAD OF OULTON PARK DOUBLE DUTY

DAN HEADS THE PACK AHEAD OF OULTON PARK DOUBLE DUTY

After the Coopers joined the BTCC package for the first time this season at Thruxton two weeks ago, the fight for the JCWs title takes centre stage again this weekend as the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE heads for Oulton Park.

ALEX SOLLEY BATTLES TO RACE ONE HONOURS

ALEX SOLLEY BATTLES TO RACE ONE HONOURS

Alex Solley produced a battling drive in the opening Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy race of the weekend at Thruxton to score his second win around the fastest circuit on the calendar.

MAX HALL SCORES MAIDEN POLE AT THRUXTON

MAX HALL SCORES MAIDEN POLE AT THRUXTON

On the back of a double win last time out at Snetterton, Max Hall secured a maiden pole position in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy after topping the times ahead of round three at Thruxton.

THRUXTON THRILLS NEXT UP FOR COOPER CLAN

THRUXTON THRILLS NEXT UP FOR COOPER CLAN

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy joins the British Touring Car Championship support package for the first time in 2023 at Thruxton this weekend, with a packed Cooper field heading for the fastest circuit in the UK.

DOMINIC WHEATLEY GRABS PODIUM ON CRAZY WEEKEND

DOMINIC WHEATLEY GRABS PODIUM ON CRAZY WEEKEND

Dominic Wheatley was able to celebrate a second podium of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE season at Snetterton – and it wouldn’t be the only on-track action for the Graves Motorsport man…

NELSON KING OPENS JCW ACCOUNT

NELSON KING OPENS JCW ACCOUNT

Nelson King made the most of being drawn on pole for the final race of the weekend at Snetterton to snare his first win in the headline class of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE.

DAN ZELOS DOUBLES UP AS WILL ORTON HITS TROUBLE

DAN ZELOS DOUBLES UP AS WILL ORTON HITS TROUBLE

Dan Zelos made it two wins from two with another lights-to-flag victory in the second Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE race of the weekend at Snetterton as main title rival Will Orton saw his impressive podium run come to an end.

WILL ORTON LEADS JCW CHARGE INTO SNETTERTON

WILL ORTON LEADS JCW CHARGE INTO SNETTERTON

A week after the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy enjoyed three action-packed races at Snetterton, the headline JCW class heads for the longest circuit on the calendar for the third round of the campaign.

SIBLINGS SET FOR SNETTERTON SHOWDOWN

SIBLINGS SET FOR SNETTERTON SHOWDOWN

Brothers Daniel and Jamie Petters will hope to make forward progress on home soil this weekend when the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE heads to Snetterton for the third round of the campaign.

SAM WELLER JOINS SNETTERTON JCW GRID

SAM WELLER JOINS SNETTERTON JCW GRID

The reigning Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE champion will return to the series this weekend at Snetterton after Sam Weller confirmed that he will contest his home event.

MAX HALL GOES ONE BETTER FOR MAIDEN WIN

MAX HALL GOES ONE BETTER FOR MAIDEN WIN

Having grabbed a first podium finish in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy in race one, Max Hall went one better to grab a maiden victory in a shortened second race of the weekend at Snetterton.

NICKY TAYLOR CONVERTS POLE INTO HOME WIN

NICKY TAYLOR CONVERTS POLE INTO HOME WIN

Nicky Taylor backed up his strong form from qualifying by scoring a first Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy since 2021 in the opening race of the weekend at Snetterton.

NICKY TAYLOR FLIES IN TO GRAB MAIDEN POLE

NICKY TAYLOR FLIES IN TO GRAB MAIDEN POLE

Despite only flying in from Florida on Saturday morning, Nicky Taylor emerged on top of the times to grab his maiden Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE pole position on home soil at Snetterton.

TIGHT COOPER FIGHT HEADS FOR SNETTERTON

TIGHT COOPER FIGHT HEADS FOR SNETTERTON

The Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy rolls into Snetterton this weekend for the second meeting of the season, and despite the fact there have only been three races so far in 2023, a fascinating battle for title honours is already developing at the head of the field.

ROOKIE BIDS TO RETAIN ADVANTAGE AT BRANDS

ROOKIE BIDS TO RETAIN ADVANTAGE AT BRANDS

Two weeks after a dramatic start to the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE season at Donington Park, the series heads for Brands Hatch this weekend with one of the new names to the championship holding the early advantage at the top of the points.

LEARNING THE MAIN GOAL FOR ROOKIE KATIA LOGGIE

LEARNING THE MAIN GOAL FOR ROOKIE KATIA LOGGIE

Katia Loggie says her main goal is benefit from the experience of multiple champions EXCELR8 after joining the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy grid for her first season of competitive motorsport.

DAN ZELOS VOWS TO BE ‘FIGHTING FIT’ FOR BRANDS HATCH

DAN ZELOS VOWS TO BE ‘FIGHTING FIT’ FOR BRANDS HATCH

Dan Zelos insists he will be ‘fighting fit’ for the next rounds of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE at Brands Hatch after the former champion was caught in the dramatic incident that brought racing at Donington Park to an early end.

STATEMENT: SAM SMITH

STATEMENT: SAM SMITH

The following statement is issued on behalf of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE and Hybrid Tune

WILL ORTON OPENS MINI CHALLENGE ACCOUNT

WILL ORTON OPENS MINI CHALLENGE ACCOUNT

Will Orton ended his first weekend in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE with victory in the final race at Donington Park, which would come to an early end following an incident involving team-mate Sam Smith.

DAN ZELOS AT THE DOUBLE

DAN ZELOS AT THE DOUBLE

Dan Zelos made it two wins from two in the 2023 Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE with victory in a wet second race of the weekend at Donington Park.

DAN ZELOS GRABS FIRST POLE OF 2023

DAN ZELOS GRABS FIRST POLE OF 2023

Former champion Dan Zelos emerged as the man to beat in the first Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE qualifying session of the season as he topped the times at Donington Park.

NEW LOOK JCW FIELD GETS SET FOR BUSINESS

NEW LOOK JCW FIELD GETS SET FOR BUSINESS

After the Cooper class season kicked off at Brands Hatch earlier this month, the JCW field springs into action this weekend as the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE heads for Donington Park for the opening meeting of the campaign.

WILL ORTON INKS HYBRID TUNE DEAL

WILL ORTON INKS HYBRID TUNE DEAL

Will Orton will make his debut in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE this season after signing a deal with defending champions Hybrid Tune.

BUMPER ENTRY GETS SET FOR BRANDS HATCH

BUMPER ENTRY GETS SET FOR BRANDS HATCH

Five months after Nelson King successfully wrapped up the 2022 title in wet conditions at Brands Hatch, the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy returns to the Kent circuit this weekend to get the 2023 season underway.

EIGHT-STRONG LINE-UP FOR GRAVES TROPHY CAMPAIGN

EIGHT-STRONG LINE-UP FOR GRAVES TROPHY CAMPAIGN

Graves Motorsport has confirmed that it will field an eight driver line-up in the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE Trophy this season as it bids to try and retain the title it won last season with Nelson King.

JAMSPORT MAKES MINI CHALLENGE RETURN

JAMSPORT MAKES MINI CHALLENGE RETURN

JamSport has confirmed that it will return to the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE this season after announcing an entry into the JCW class with Marlo Cordell.

COOPER CHAMPION NELSON KING MAKES JCW SWITCH

COOPER CHAMPION NELSON KING MAKES JCW SWITCH

Following a dominant run to the Cooper class title last season, Nelson King will make the step up to the headline class of the Vertu Motors MINI CHALLENGE in 2023 after extending his deal with Graves Motorsport.

NELSON KING SWIMS TO RACE TWO WIN

NELSON KING SWIMS TO RACE TWO WIN

Nelson King made the most of his position at the head of the field to secure a second win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE finale at Brands Hatch.

NELSON KING WRAPS UP TITLE WITH TENTH WIN

NELSON KING WRAPS UP TITLE WITH TENTH WIN

Nelson King produced another fine drive to secure a tenth win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season in the opening race at Brands Hatch – giving him an unassailable lead in the championship standings.

SAM WELLER TOPS AUTOSPORT RANKINGS

SAM WELLER TOPS AUTOSPORT RANKINGS

Sam Weller has been named as the top driver from the British Touring Car Championship support package in the annual top ten list put together by Autosport magazine.

MATT HAMMOND BIDS TO WRAP UP SECOND

MATT HAMMOND BIDS TO WRAP UP SECOND

Former champion Matt Hammond says his focus is on wrapping up second in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy standings on the back of his best weekend of the year at Donington Park.

KING’S FIRST CHANCE TO BE CROWNED

KING’S FIRST CHANCE TO BE CROWNED

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy heads for Donington Park this weekend for the penultimate weekend of the season, with Nelson King looking to continue what appears to be his relentless march towards the title.

ALEX DENNING PROUD OF ROOKIE RECORD

ALEX DENNING PROUD OF ROOKIE RECORD

Alex Denning says is he proud of his record after an impressive first full season in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE saw him go close to the championship title.

MINI CHALLENGE UNVEIL 2023 CALENDARS

MINI CHALLENGE UNVEIL 2023 CALENDARS

Organisers of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE can today confirm a total of 14 race dates for the 2023 season, split evenly between the headline JCW category and the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy.

FIVE IN THE FIGHT FOR BRANDS HATCH FINALE

FIVE IN THE FIGHT FOR BRANDS HATCH FINALE

A season long fight to secure top honours in the QUAIFE MINI CHALLENGE draws to a close this weekend, with five drivers still harbouring hopes of winning the title as the series makes a second visit of the year to Brands Hatch.

SAM WELLER SET FOR SAME APPROACH AT BRANDS

SAM WELLER SET FOR SAME APPROACH AT BRANDS

Sam Weller insists that his approach will remain the same as it has all season as he heads into the final meeting of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE campaign this weekend at Brands Hatch.

MINI CHALLENGE SECURES BRDC QUALIFYING STATUS

MINI CHALLENGE SECURES BRDC QUALIFYING STATUS

Organisers of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE can today confirm that the headline JCW category has been named as a qualifying championship for the highly prestigious British Racing Drivers’ Club (BRDC).

ALEX DENNING DOUBLES UP

ALEX DENNING DOUBLES UP

Alex Denning made it two wins from two at Silverstone with victory in the second Quaife MINI CHALLENGE race of the weekend.

PAUL MANNING HAPPY WITH TOP TEN RECOVERY

PAUL MANNING HAPPY WITH TOP TEN RECOVERY

Paul Manning declared himself pleased with a top ten finish at Snetterton after a solid recovery through the field in the latest rounds of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy.

MATT HAMMOND GRABS POLE AT SNETTERTON

MATT HAMMOND GRABS POLE AT SNETTERTON

Matt Hammond maintained his record of being the man to beat in qualifying after securing a second pole position of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season at Snetterton.

NELSON KING OUT TO MAINTAIN DOMINANCE AT SNETTERTON

NELSON KING OUT TO MAINTAIN DOMINANCE AT SNETTERTON

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy rejoins the British Truck Racing Championship package for the second time this season at Snetterton this weekend as a frenetic run to the end of the campaign kicks off in Norfolk.

DOMINIC WHEATLEY PLEASED WITH PROGRESS

DOMINIC WHEATLEY PLEASED WITH PROGRESS

Dominic Wheatley says he is pleased with the progress made during his debut season in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE having now broken into the top ten for the first time.

BRADLEY GRAVETT MAKES EXCELR8 SWITCH

BRADLEY GRAVETT MAKES EXCELR8 SWITCH

EXCELR8 Motorsport has announced the signing of Bradley Gravett in a move that will see him switch from Graves Motorsport as part of an expanded Quaife MINI CHALLENGE programme.

NELSON KING ADDS TO WIN TALLY

NELSON KING ADDS TO WIN TALLY

Nelson King made it eight wins for the season with victory in the second Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy of the weekend at Thruxton.

HANNAH CHAPMAN NOT READY TO GIVE UP ON JCW DREAM

HANNAH CHAPMAN NOT READY TO GIVE UP ON JCW DREAM

Hannah Chapman says she isn’t ready to give up on her dream of fighting towards the sharp end of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE despite a huge accident at Knockhill leaving question marks over the remainder of her season.

ALEX DENNING OPENS ACCOUNT IN CHAOTIC FINALE

ALEX DENNING OPENS ACCOUNT IN CHAOTIC FINALE

Alex Denning benefitted from heartbreak for Graves Motorsport team-mate Max Coates to secure his maiden win in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE in the third and final race of the weekend at Knockhill.

RONAN PEARSON DOUBLES UP

RONAN PEARSON DOUBLES UP

Ronan Pearson completed a near perfect day at Knockhill with a second lights to flag victory allowing him to make up ground in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE standings.

JCW TITLE BATTLE RESUMES IN SCOTLAND

JCW TITLE BATTLE RESUMES IN SCOTLAND

After a break in the action following round three at Oulton Park, the fight for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE title resumes this weekend as the JCW field heads north of the border to Knockhill for the latest three races of the campaign.

POSITIVE PACE FOR PAUL MANNING

POSITIVE PACE FOR PAUL MANNING

Paul Manning insisted he was pleased by the pace shown by his Mannpower Motorsport-run car after grabbing a third top ten finish of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season at Croft.

NELSON KING DOES THE DOUBLE AT CROFT

NELSON KING DOES THE DOUBLE AT CROFT

Nelson King continued his astonishing run of form in the 2022 Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy with a second victory of the weekend at Croft allowing the Graves Motorsport driver to make it seven wins from eight starts.

RACE ONE RESULT AT CROFT AMENDED

RACE ONE RESULT AT CROFT AMENDED

The result of the opening Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy race of the weekend has undergone a number of revisions after the conclusion of post-race investigations.

JOE WIGGIN PLEASED WITH PODIUM RETURN

JOE WIGGIN PLEASED WITH PODIUM RETURN

Joe Wiggin admitted he was pleased to make a return to the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy podium after a strong run to third spot in the opening race of the weekend at Croft.

PACKED COOPER GRID LOOKS TO DETHRONE KING AT CROFT

PACKED COOPER GRID LOOKS TO DETHRONE KING AT CROFT

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy rejoins the BTCC package for the second time this season at Croft, with the biggest grid of the year making the trip to North Yorkshire for what will be the third meeting of the campaign for the Cooper class.

LYDIA WALMSLEY ENJOYING THE CHALLENGE

LYDIA WALMSLEY ENJOYING THE CHALLENGE

Lydia Walmsley insists she is ‘enjoying the challenge’ of her second season in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE after switching back to her family-run team over the winter.

RACE TWO RESULT REVISED AT THRUXTON

RACE TWO RESULT REVISED AT THRUXTON

The result of the second race of the weekend for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy has been revised after a number of penalties were handed out following post race investigations.

NELSON KING GOES FOUR FROM FOUR

NELSON KING GOES FOUR FROM FOUR

Nelson King extended his winning run to four races with victory in a truncated opening race for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy at Thruxton.

TROPHY RUNNERS GET SET FOR THRUXTON THRILLS

TROPHY RUNNERS GET SET FOR THRUXTON THRILLS

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy makes its first appearance of the season alongside the British Touring Car Championship this weekend, with a packed field of 30 cars making the trip to Thruxton for the second round of the campaign.

BRANDS BATTLE NEXT FOR EXPANDED JCW FIELD

BRANDS BATTLE NEXT FOR EXPANDED JCW FIELD

After an action-packed start to the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season at Donington Park, the series heads for Brands Hatch this weekend with a packed field of 30 cars making the trip to Kent ready to do battle around the short Indy circuit.

NELSON KING WRAPS UP PEMBREY TRIPLE

NELSON KING WRAPS UP PEMBREY TRIPLE

Nelson King completed a stunning start to his Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy campaign with victory in the final race of the weekend at Pembrey, giving the Graves Motorsport driver three wins from three at the Welsh circuit.

POSITIVE START FOR JACK BYRNE

POSITIVE START FOR JACK BYRNE

Irish rookie Jack Byrne enjoyed a positive start to life in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy after taking home top rookie honours in the opening two races.

DOMINANT DOUBLE FOR NELSON KING

DOMINANT DOUBLE FOR NELSON KING

Nelson King made it two wins from two in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season opener at Pembrey with a dominant lights-to-flag win in the second race of the weekend.

NEW GROUND FOR COOPER CLASS AT PEMBREY

NEW GROUND FOR COOPER CLASS AT PEMBREY

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy breaks new ground this weekend as the series heads for the Welsh circuit of Pembrey for the opening three races of the campaign.

SAM WELLER DOUBLES UP AT DONINGTON

SAM WELLER DOUBLES UP AT DONINGTON

Having grabbed a maiden race win in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE on Saturday, Sam Weller didn’t have to wait long for win number two after the Hybrid Tune raced doubled up in the second race of the weekend.

BUMPER JCW FIELD DESCENDS ON DONINGTON PARK

BUMPER JCW FIELD DESCENDS ON DONINGTON PARK

Donington Park proved to be one of the most dramatic meetings of the 2021 Quaife MINI CHALLENGE as the battle for the championship title moved towards its conclusion, and the East Midlands circuit is where the fight for honours kicks off again in 2022.

COOPER CHAMP DOM WHEATLEY EXCITED TO STEP UP

COOPER CHAMP DOM WHEATLEY EXCITED TO STEP UP

Reigning Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy Dominic Wheatley admits he is excited at the prospect of competing in the JCW class for the first time ahead of the opening rounds of the new campaign at Donington Park.

BILLY HARDY EXCITED AHEAD OF JCW RETURN

BILLY HARDY EXCITED AHEAD OF JCW RETURN

Billy Hardy admits he is excited about the prospect of returning to the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE grid this season after a frustrating 2021 campaign that saw him watching on from the sidelines.

ALEX DENNING CONFIRMS 2022 JCW PROGRAMME

ALEX DENNING CONFIRMS 2022 JCW PROGRAMME

On the back of a one-off outing in the series last season, Alex Denning has confirmed that he will make a full-time move into the JCW class of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE for the 2022 season with Graves Motorsport.

FACTS & FIGURES: THE 2021 MINI CHALLENGE

FACTS & FIGURES: THE 2021 MINI CHALLENGE

The fight to secure top honours in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE would go right to the wire in 2021, with the battle between team-mates Dan Zelos and Max Bird only being decided when the final chequered flag of the season flew at Brands Hatch.

MINI CHALLENGE LAUNCHES ESERIES SEASON THREE

MINI CHALLENGE LAUNCHES ESERIES SEASON THREE

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.  Whilst great prizes and live streaming remain at the fore, season three welcomes two new prizes, the RJN trophy for the commentator’s favourite driver finishing the season outside the top 5 places and a driver of the round prize for each event of the season.

JACK DAVIDSON EAGER TO RETURN

JACK DAVIDSON EAGER TO RETURN

Jack Davidson says he is eager to return to the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE again in 2022 after a breakthrough campaign in the JCW class saw him end the year fourth in the standings.

LEWIS BROWN DOUBLES UP AS TITLE GOES TO THE WIRE

LEWIS BROWN DOUBLES UP AS TITLE GOES TO THE WIRE

Lewis Brown continued his domination of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE finale at Brands Hatch with a second win of the weekend, with the fight for the title between team-mates Max Bird and Dan Zelos going down to the wire.

LEWIS BROWN GRABS POLE FOR SEASON FINALE

LEWIS BROWN GRABS POLE FOR SEASON FINALE

Lewis Brown will kick off race one of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE title decider from pole position after topping the times in qualifying around the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit.

ALL TO PLAY FOR AS JCW BATTLES HEAD FOR BRANDS HATCH

ALL TO PLAY FOR AS JCW BATTLES HEAD FOR BRANDS HATCH

Sam Weller may have provisionally secured the Rookie Cup crown at Donington Park but there is plenty still to play for as the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE heads for Brands Hatch for the season finale – not least a six-way fight to secure the overall title.

BOBBY THOMPSON ENJOYS ‘FUN’ DONINGTON DEBUT

BOBBY THOMPSON ENJOYS ‘FUN’ DONINGTON DEBUT

Former British Touring Car Championship racer Bobby Thompson insisted that his Quaife MINI CHALLENGE debut had been a fun experience despite a far from straightforward weekend on track on Donington Park.

MAX COATES GRABS POLE AT DONINGTON PARK

MAX COATES GRABS POLE AT DONINGTON PARK

Max Coates grabbed his first pole position of the 2021 Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season after an early lap at Donington Park proved to be enough to earn him top spot in qualifying for the penultimate round of the year.

DONINGTON NEXT STOP AS JCW BATTLE HOTS UP

DONINGTON NEXT STOP AS JCW BATTLE HOTS UP

Two meetings and six races is all that remains in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season and things are hotting up towards the sharp end of the grid as the series returns to Donington Park this weekend.

FACTS & FIGURES: THE 2021 MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY

FACTS & FIGURES: THE 2021 MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY

It’s little more than a week since the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy title battle was decided in dramatic fashion at Silverstone, with PerformanceTek Racing’s Dominic Wheatley emerging from the 2021 season as the championship winner.

HUGE COOPER GRID GETS SET FOR SILVERSTONE SHOWDOWN

HUGE COOPER GRID GETS SET FOR SILVERSTONE SHOWDOWN

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season is set to draw to a close on a high this weekend, in terms of both drama and sheer numbers as the largest field of the year descends on Silverstone for the final three races.

FOURTH WIN ‘EXTRA-SATISFYING’ FOR DAN ZELOS

FOURTH WIN ‘EXTRA-SATISFYING’ FOR DAN ZELOS

Dan Zelos admitted that a fourth win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season had been ‘extra-satisfying’ at Croft, although a points penalty would ultimately see him lose some of his buffer in the championship standings.

JACK DAVIDSON GAINS GROUND DESPITE PENALTY

JACK DAVIDSON GAINS GROUND DESPITE PENALTY

Jack Davidson has moved up into the top three in the race to secure the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE title despite mixed fortunes on track as the series headed for Croft for the fifth meeting of the year.

MAX BIRD VOWS TO FIGHT HARD AFTER CLOSING GAP

MAX BIRD VOWS TO FIGHT HARD AFTER CLOSING GAP

Max Bird has vowed to fight hard in the final two rounds of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season as he bids to overhaul team-mate Dan Zelos in the points, after the gap between the pair came down at Croft.

JACK DAVIDSON SCORES FIRST POLE AT CROFT

JACK DAVIDSON SCORES FIRST POLE AT CROFT

Having taken a first win of the season last time out at Knockhill, Jack Davidson carried his good form into qualifying at Croft to secure a first pole position in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE.

HOW THRUXTON SET UP A FASCINATING COOPER FINALE

HOW THRUXTON SET UP A FASCINATING COOPER FINALE

As the JCW field prepares to head for Croft next weekend for the first time, the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy runners will have an extra week to prepare for the big finale at Silverstone, where the titanic battle to decide who will be crowned 2021 champion will draw to a close.

CHARLIE MANN STORMS TO THRUXTON POLE

CHARLIE MANN STORMS TO THRUXTON POLE

Charlie Mann produced a fine lap in qualifying at Thruxton to secure pole position for the penultimate meeting of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season.

ONE POINT IN IT AS TROPHY RETURNS TO THRUXTON

ONE POINT IN IT AS TROPHY RETURNS TO THRUXTON

Just six races remain in the 2021 Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season as the series rejoins the British Touring Car Championship package this weekend at Thruxton, with just one point splitting the leading two drivers in the race for the championship title.

HOME BACKING BOOSTS JACK DAVIDSON

HOME BACKING BOOSTS JACK DAVIDSON

Jack Davidson admitted that the support of the home fans had given him an extra boost on track after recording his first win of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season at Knockhill.

ESERIES WINNER DAVE MARSHALL ENJOYS CIRCUIT DEBUT

ESERIES WINNER DAVE MARSHALL ENJOYS CIRCUIT DEBUT

Having secured victory in the MINI CHALLENGE eSeries over the winter, Dave Marshall admitted he was delighted to have made his real world debut after securing two solid finishes in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy meeting at Croft.

HARRY NUNN HAPPY WITH DOUBLE PODIUM

HARRY NUNN HAPPY WITH DOUBLE PODIUM

Harry Nunn declared himself pleased with a double podium finish at Croft that keeps alive his hopes of defending the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy title.

NICKY TAYLOR OPENS MINI CHALLENGE ACCOUNT

NICKY TAYLOR OPENS MINI CHALLENGE ACCOUNT

Nicky Taylor produced a battling drive in tricky conditions on track to secure his maiden victory in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy in the second race of the weekend at Croft.

JOE WIGGINS INHERITS VICTORY IN CROFT OPENER

JOE WIGGINS INHERITS VICTORY IN CROFT OPENER

Joe Wiggin secured his second win in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy after on the road victor Louis Capozzoli was handed a post-race penalty following the opening encounter of the weekend at Croft.

LEWIS SAUNDERS EDGES MAIDEN POLE AT CROFT

LEWIS SAUNDERS EDGES MAIDEN POLE AT CROFT

Fresh from a first win in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy at Oulton Park, Lewis Saunders picked up his maiden pole position after heading the times in qualifying for the latest rounds of the season at Croft.

MINI CHALLENGE’S ELDER STATESMAN CELEBRATES TEN SEASONS

MINI CHALLENGE’S ELDER STATESMAN CELEBRATES TEN SEASONS

Whilst much of the focus in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy this season has been on the battle for the championship title, here has already been cause for celebration for the elder statesman in the paddock, with Adrian Norman bringing up a landmark ten seasons as part of the grid.

CROFT DOUBLE HEADER UP NEXT FOR COOPER BATTLE

CROFT DOUBLE HEADER UP NEXT FOR COOPER BATTLE

With four rounds in the book, the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy heads for Croft this weekend for the latest instalment in what is becoming an enthralling battle for the championship crown.

OLIVER BARKER CELEBRATES FIRST SILVERWARE

OLIVER BARKER CELEBRATES FIRST SILVERWARE

Oliver Barker declared himself pleased with his first silverware of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE season after securing top rookie honours in the opening race of the weekend at Oulton Park.

JCW TITLE BATTLE RETURNS TO OULTON PARK

JCW TITLE BATTLE RETURNS TO OULTON PARK

It’s all to play for in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE as the series heads for Oulton Park this weekend for the third meeting of the campaign, with less than ten points separating the leading three drivers after the first six races of the year.

MAX BIRD PLEASED WITH RACE THREE RECOVERY

MAX BIRD PLEASED WITH RACE THREE RECOVERY

Max Bird declared himself pleased with the way in which he recovered from the disappointment of race two at Brands Hatch to retain his advantage in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE standings.

RACING ROOKIE JONNY SARGEANT HAPPY WITH PROGRESS

RACING ROOKIE JONNY SARGEANT HAPPY WITH PROGRESS

As the first step on the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE ladder, the Cooper class is the ideal proving ground for people making the step into car racing for the first time, with Jonny Sargeant being one such driver in the field for the 2021 season.

JCW FIELD GETS SET FOR BRANDS HATCH BATTLE

JCW FIELD GETS SET FOR BRANDS HATCH BATTLE

When the Cooper class cars headed for Brands Hatch earlier this month, the two races around the short Indy layout were packed with action – so even more drama can be expected this weekend when the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE heads for the shortest circuit on the calendar for round two.

RICKY PAGE DELIGHTED WITH STRONG HOME SHOWING

RICKY PAGE DELIGHTED WITH STRONG HOME SHOWING

Privateer racer Ricky Page was pleased to return to form in the most recent rounds of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy after picking up his second podium finish of the year at Brands Hatch.

FRESH TEAM, FRESH START FOR JOE WIGGIN

FRESH TEAM, FRESH START FOR JOE WIGGIN

A change of teams ahead of Brands Hatch proved to be the right call for Joe Wiggin after he secured his first win in the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy during the third weekend of the campaign.

MATT HAMMOND EDGES POLE AT BRANDS HATCH

MATT HAMMOND EDGES POLE AT BRANDS HATCH

Points leader Matt Hammond secured his second pole position of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season after leading the pack in qualifying for the third meeting of the campaign at Brands Hatch.

BATTLE OF BRANDS NEXT FOR MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY

BATTLE OF BRANDS NEXT FOR MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY

After two action-packed meetings for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy, the series makes its return to Brands Hatch this weekend for the third round of what is shaping up to be a fascinating championship battle.

MORGAN WROOT BATTLES BACK FOR TOP TEN

MORGAN WROOT BATTLES BACK FOR TOP TEN

Morgan Wroot produced one of the drives of the day at Thruxton to salvage a top ten finish from what looked set to be a weekend to forget in the latest rounds of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season.

MATT HAMMOND HAPPY TO RETAIN LEAD

MATT HAMMOND HAPPY TO RETAIN LEAD

Matt Hammond insisted it was mission accomplished at Thruxton after the EXCELR8 Motorsport driver retained his advantage at the head of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy standings.

MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY SET FOR THRUXTON THRILLS

MINI CHALLENGE TROPHY SET FOR THRUXTON THRILLS

The Thruxton round of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy proved to be one of the most action-packed of the 2020 season, and it looks very much like the same will be true again when the series returns to the Hampshire circuit this weekend for the second round of 2021.

SOLID POINTS FOR DEFENDING CHAMPION HARRY NUNN

SOLID POINTS FOR DEFENDING CHAMPION HARRY NUNN

Defending champion Harry Nunn picked up a solid haul of points from the opening two races of the new Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season – only missing on victory in race two by the smallest of margins.

MORGAN WROOT REFLECTS ON UNFORTUNATE DNF

MORGAN WROOT REFLECTS ON UNFORTUNATE DNF

Morgan Wroot admitted that his retirement from the opening race of the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy season had been unfortunate as the Mad4Mini team races to repair the car for race two at Snetterton.

LYDIA WALMSLEY READIES FOR JCW CHALLENGE IN 2021

LYDIA WALMSLEY READIES FOR JCW CHALLENGE IN 2021

On the back of a successful three-year stint in the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper class, teenage racer Lydia Walmsley has her sights set on top rookie honours when she graduates to the JCW category for the first time in 2021.

ZELOS CHASING MINI CHALLENGE CROWN AS HE RETURNS TO SERIES WITH EXCELR8

ZELOS CHASING MINI CHALLENGE CROWN AS HE RETURNS TO SERIES WITH EXCELR8

After clinching the MINI CHALLENGE Rookie Cup laurels in 2019 and Graduate Cup honours last year, talented young Norfolk ace Dan Zelos has his sights solidly set on the main prize in 2021 as he returns to the British Touring Car Championship support series with defending champions EXCELR8 Motorsport.

MINI ESERIES SIGNS OFF WITH FANTASTIC FINALE

MINI ESERIES SIGNS OFF WITH FANTASTIC FINALE

The Virtual Reality Racing Club organised MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries ended it’s second season last weekend at the iconic Brands Hatch GP. With the winners of each part of the championship sewn up the racing was as good as ever with battles right down the order for commentators Richard John Neil and series director Antony Williams to discuss.

HARRISON’S ROAD FROM HUMBLED BEGINNINGS TO MINI RECORD BREAKER

HARRISON’S ROAD FROM HUMBLED BEGINNINGS TO MINI RECORD BREAKER

For those new to the MINI CHALLENGE last year, Nathan Harrison would demonstrate himself as a fresh-faced young star, dominating the top class of single-make Touring Cars. Though for Harrison himself, 2020 was a culmination of a 6-year long journey that saw him rise from inexperienced rookie to one of the country’s most promising prodigies.

CAPACITY COOPER GRID SIGNED UP AHEAD OF BUMPER 2021 SEASON

CAPACITY COOPER GRID SIGNED UP AHEAD OF BUMPER 2021 SEASON

During a sleepy winter for the United Kingdom, the feet have been tapping, of drivers eager to step back into their beloved race cars. As the country starts to plan its roadmap out of lockdown, the 2021 MINI CHALLENGE grid has already filled up, with 36 entries for the Cooper Class.

HYBRID TUNE AND MINI CHALLENGE SIGN MULTI-YEAR COLLABORATION

HYBRID TUNE AND MINI CHALLENGE SIGN MULTI-YEAR COLLABORATION

The MINI CHALLENGE is proud to reveal a brand-new series partner for the 2021 season. Joining the upper echelons of British Motorsport, Hybrid Tune Ltd has a history of success within the series as it transitions to its new role providing engine calibration and scrutineering support.

EPPS AND MCINTYRE SHARE THE WINS AT SNETTERTON

EPPS AND MCINTYRE SHARE THE WINS AT SNETTERTON

The MINI CHALLENGE eSeries took the virtual trip to it’s longest track of the season, Snetterton 300.  MINI CHALLENGE UK’s 2019 Champion James ‘Jiggy’ Gornall joined Richard John Neil in the commentary box.

MARSHALL AND MCINTYRE SPLIT THE WINS AS EPPS RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

MARSHALL AND MCINTYRE SPLIT THE WINS AS EPPS RETAINS CHAMPIONSHIP LEAD

The second event in the MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries calendar took to the popular Derbyshire venue of Donington Park. Dave Marshall took his first pole position of the season edging Max Edmundson and Mike Epps by just half a tenth of a second with Rob Butler and Jordan Brennan rounding out the top 5 for the RIGS eSports Racing Team.

WINTER FINALE FOR COOPER AND COOPER S AT DONINGTON

WINTER FINALE FOR COOPER AND COOPER S AT DONINGTON

For the final time in 2020, the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE takes to the track at one the UK’s premier motorsport venues; Donington Park. The Leicestershire venue will be the home for the final rounds of the Cooper Class and Cooper S Class, with the championship still on the line for both series.

TITLE ON THE LINE IN KENT COUNTRYSIDE

TITLE ON THE LINE IN KENT COUNTRYSIDE

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class returns for the final round of a hectic 2020 season. From a delayed season start in August, the series prepares for its finale barely four months later.

STACKED MINI GRID TO LIGHT UP NORFOLK COUNTRYSIDE

STACKED MINI GRID TO LIGHT UP NORFOLK COUNTRYSIDE

A packed grid of MINI’s are back in action for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class. The premier division of MINI’s are back on the TOCA package after their Silverstone spectacular. With just two rounds remaining, it couldn’t be tighter at the top, with Ant Whorton-Eales leading Nathan Harrison by a single point on dropped scores.

TITLE BATTLE HOTS UP FOR COOPERS AT CROFT

TITLE BATTLE HOTS UP FOR COOPERS AT CROFT

A breakneck season is fast approaching its closing stages for the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Class as they prepare for their penultimate round of the season. A last chance to see them supporting the British Touring Car Championship this year.

EXCELR8 WELCOME NATHAN EDWARDS TO MINI CHALLENGE COOPER CLASS

EXCELR8 WELCOME NATHAN EDWARDS TO MINI CHALLENGE COOPER CLASS

Nathan Edwards has become the latest star to join the prestigious EXCELR8 Motorsport team in the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Class. The young driver from Tunbridge Wells has been gradually gaining experience on the British scene and has more than earned the move that will be a stepping stone on his path to the top of the National racing scene.

COOPERS COMBINE FOR SNETTERTON SPECTACULAR

COOPERS COMBINE FOR SNETTERTON SPECTACULAR

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE makes a special appearance at the home of motorsport in East Anglia, Snetterton. For the first time this season the Cooper and Cooper S classes will be combined into a single race.

THE BRITISH BRAND RETURNING TO THE HOME OF BRITISH MOTORSPORT

THE BRITISH BRAND RETURNING TO THE HOME OF BRITISH MOTORSPORT

The MINI CHALLENGE is back with its Premier JCW class at the home of UK Motorsport, Silverstone. As we enter the second half of this enthralling season, it could barely be closer at the top with nine drivers having secured a podium and ten still within a realistic chance of clinching the title.

CATCHING UP WITH: LYDIA WALMSLEY

CATCHING UP WITH: LYDIA WALMSLEY

CATCHING UP WITH: LYDIA WALMSLEYWe sat down with Cooper driver, Lydia Walmsley to find out about the past, present and future as she reaches her third season in the MINI CHALLENGE. How is 2020 working out for you so far? I think 2020 has been very strange for all of...

HIGH SPEED TRIPLE HEADER WELCOME CLASSIC COOPERS

HIGH SPEED TRIPLE HEADER WELCOME CLASSIC COOPERS

One of the UK’s most prestigious single-make championships returns to the schedule as the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Class revs up for their second round of the year at the UK’s fastest race circuit.

STU LANE TO RETURN TO MINI CHALLENGE WITH AREEVE MOTORSPORT

STU LANE TO RETURN TO MINI CHALLENGE WITH AREEVE MOTORSPORT

After over a year away from racing, Stu Lane today has announced his return to the MINI CHALLENGE, this time completing in the highly popular MINI CHALLENGE Trophy Cooper Class. Stu has previously raced in the Cooper S and Open class and has had good success but a switch to the Cooper class was a last-minute decision following a spare seat becoming available with AReeve Motorsport.

LOCAL STAR JOE TANNER TAKES POLE ON JCW DEBUT

LOCAL STAR JOE TANNER TAKES POLE ON JCW DEBUT

After missing the first round, it would be Joe Tanner who took pole position at his local Knockhill circuit, during a JCW session in which the top four were split by less than 0.05 seconds.

EXTRA-LARGE MINI GRID GREETS KNOCKHILL

EXTRA-LARGE MINI GRID GREETS KNOCKHILL

The JCW’s are back for the UK’s most northernly TOCA meeting. Nestled in the shadow of the Ochil Hills, this weekend represents a first visit north of the border for the MINI CHALLENGE UK.

NEW SEASON, NEW CHALLENGES, BIGGER STAGE

NEW SEASON, NEW CHALLENGES, BIGGER STAGE

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Cooper class is back for 2020. This time supporting the UK’s premier national motor racing package, the British Touring Car Championship, at one of MSV’s most beloved tracks, Oulton Park.

DAVE MARSHALL WINS INAUGURAL ESERIES

DAVE MARSHALL WINS INAUGURAL ESERIES

The final MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries event of the year held on the 11th July didn’t disappoint in terms of action, but who would win the £20,000 prize pool was as big a draw.

COATES CONCLUDES HISTORIC DONINGTON WEEKEND FROM ROOKIE SENSATION REID

COATES CONCLUDES HISTORIC DONINGTON WEEKEND FROM ROOKIE SENSATION REID

Series newcomer and TOCA veteran Max Coates rounded out the MINI CHALLENGE JCW’s first TOCA weekend with victory in front of the ITV cameras. The Elite Motorsport driver who had started sixth, worked his way to the front, holding off a respectable challenge from rookie Kyle Reid and points leader Ant Whorton-Eales.

HARRISON SAILS TO FIRST JCW WIN OF THE YEAR

HARRISON SAILS TO FIRST JCW WIN OF THE YEAR

Nathan Harrison hit back after his race one disappointment to secure a race win at Donington Park. Dan Zelos and Lewis Brown completed the MINI CHALLENGE JCW podium. Race one winner Ant Whorton-Eales would fall back after damage in a race where incredibly all drivers finished.

ANT MAKES BIG IMPACT IN FIRST JCW RACE AT DONINGTON

ANT MAKES BIG IMPACT IN FIRST JCW RACE AT DONINGTON

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE return in all it’s glory at Donington Park, as former champion Ant Whorton-Eales lead home a front-running four of Nathan Harrison, Lewis Brown and Graduate class winner Dan Zelos, for the opening race win of the season. He heads into Sunday with 56 points and the title lead.

WHORTON-EALES EDGES HARRISON IN TIGHT JCW QUALIFYING

WHORTON-EALES EDGES HARRISON IN TIGHT JCW QUALIFYING

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE kicked off with a glimpse of what might be to come in the title battle as 2018 champion Ant Whorton-Eales secured pole position upon his return, ahead of former rival Nathan Harrison. His time of 1:14.340 was a tenth faster than anyone during the series first TOCA support qualifying session.

MINI CHALLENGE GEARS UP FOR TOCA DEBUT WITH JCW

MINI CHALLENGE GEARS UP FOR TOCA DEBUT WITH JCW

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE is back and better than ever, as the JCW class prepares for its eleventh season of competition. For the first time, MINI’s will now be a regular edition on the TOCA package, supporting the UK’s premier racing series, the British Touring Car Championship.

NEW NAMES SHINE AS MARSHALL EXTENDS ESERIES LEAD

NEW NAMES SHINE AS MARSHALL EXTENDS ESERIES LEAD

A new name topped the Qualifying results at Croft Circuit in the MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries. Rob Butler, driver coach to Ryan Dignan in the real world series, was the man to break the record and become the first driver to claim the honours as a ‘real world’ class driver.

MARSHALL SCORES HATTRICK AT SNETTERTON

MARSHALL SCORES HATTRICK AT SNETTERTON

Dave Marshall was the man heading the timesheets as the MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries headed to Snetterton. Keen to increase his championship points lead the sim racer from County Durham took pole in both sessions and won the first three races.

BATTLES GALORE IN MINI ESERIES AT SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL

BATTLES GALORE IN MINI ESERIES AT SILVERSTONE INTERNATIONAL

The MINI CHALLENGE UK Official eSeries second event at Northamptonshire’s Silverstone International circuit saw both Dave Marshall and Jack McIntyre split the majority of poles and races wins. Other drivers to star included Luke Kidsley, Alex Toth-Jones, Tobin Leigh, Isaac Smith and Josh Hislop.