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 separate championship whilst the main JCW Class runs as a standalone championship supporting BTCC.
Introduced in 2016, the Cooper S Class is the opportunity for drivers who already have racing MINIs built to other specifications, to join the MINI CHALLENGE family.
Cooper S Class MINI’s include: Ex CHALLENGE R53 & R56 variants, European specification cars, Track Day Trophy MINIs and SUPER COOPER Cup Cars.
Tyres are restricted to keep costs low, whilst safety is enhanced through the use of wet tyres to enable drivers to safely race even with standing water.
Power and torque is limited, 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 Cooper S class a very different challenge compared to the other classes in the MINI CHALLENGE.
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: