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. The new MINI CHALLENGE Trophy splits the Cooper, Cooper S and JCW Trophy into a seperate championship whilst the main JCW Class runs as a standalone championship supporting BTCC.
The Cooper Class car uses a 130Bhp 1.6lt normally aspirated engine, slick tyres and single way adjustable AST dampers. Offering surprising performance, agile handlinging and incredible grip from durable Dunlop tyres, it is not unusual to see these MINIs chasing down supercars that cost 20 time as much on test days!
The ultra reliable 6 speed Cooper S BKD gearbox is employed and mated with a competition clutch, to improve transmission reliability without unreasonable costs.
The car is best suited to those new to motorsport, stepping up from Junior racing, with some karting experience, or those who just want ultra close, fair racing on a high profile stage with manageable budgets.
In 2020 the class will also benefit from supporting the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton and Silverstone along with headlining at the Brands Hatch MINI Festival.
All in all the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy Cooper class offers an unbeatable all round package of performance, media exposure and fun.
To register your interest in the MINI CHALLENGE Trophy and for more information please contact Championship Promoter Antony Williams: