The MINI CHALLENGE has become firmly established as one of the most important single make championships in the UK thanks to its combination of class structure, cost effectiveness and professionalism.
The MINI brand brings a high level of public awareness to the championship and, to the astute aspiring race driver, it can be considered as a direct route to the BTCC.
For those new to racing it offers a sensible entry level class with high end support and technical back up to get you racing. There is a clear development path within the Challenge for drivers to develop to their full potential.
Introduced in 2016, the Open class is the opportunity for drivers who already have racing MINIs built to other specifications, to join the MINI CHALLENGE family and enjoy the facilities, hospitality and TV coverage.
Open Class MINI’s include: Ex CHALLENGE R53 & R56 variants, European specification cars, Track Day Trophy MINIs and SUPER COOPER Cup Cars.
Running on Dunlop Direzza dry tyres costs are kept down, whilst safety is enhanced through the use of wet tyres to enable drivers to safely race even with standing water.
Power is limited to 180 per ton, meaning that equality can be achieved and maintained without excessive engine costs.
In other areas regulations are relatively open allowing drivers and teams to enhance car performance through engineering, as well as driving. This makes the Open class a very different challenge to the other classes.
Cars can be built or purchased from as little as £10,000, meaning that on a performance per £ basis the Open class is second to none.
To register your interest in the MINI CHALLENGE and for more information please contact Championship Promoter Antony Williams: