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2021 MINI CHALLENGE

THE MINI CHALLENGE IS THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE NEW MINI IN THE UK, ENJOYING GREAT GRIDS, COLOURFUL CARS AND CLOSE RACING.

The MINI CHALLENGE is one of the BTCC support races, cementing its status as a natural stepping-stone for drivers with their sights set on the BTCC.

As a true single make/model championship scrutineering controls mean that fairness is maintained so that drivers and teams can be sure that only skill and legitimate knowledge will have a bearing on race results.

Budgets are also kept under control through restrictions on testing, tyre use and widespread use of control parts in areas where any performance advantage could be gained.

 
 

CALENDAR & RESULTS

In 2021 Max will race in the MINI CHALLENGE with Graves Motorsport.  Supporting the BTCC he will be racing in-front of 38,000 people at events and millions live on ITV4.  See the dates and information below.

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Media Day

Date: March 2021 | Location: Croft

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Snetterton

Date: 12th & 13th June 2021 | Location: Norfolk

Qualifying

6th

Race 1

DNF

Race 2

24th

Race 3

25th

Championship

26th

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Brands Hatch Indy

Date: 26th and 27th June 2021  | Location: Kent

Qualifying

4th

Race 1

3rd

Race 2

1st

Race 3

5th

Championship

6th

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Oulton Park

Date: 31st July - 1st August 2021 | Location: Cheshire

Qualifying

5th

Race 1

4th

Race 2

4th

Race 3

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Championship

5th

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Knockhill

Date: 14th and 15th August 2021 | Location: Fife, Scotland

Qualifying

6th

Race 1

8th

Race 2

7th

Race 3

4th

Championship

6th

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Croft

Date: 18th and 19th September | Location: North Yorkshire

Qualifying

1st

Race 1

5th

Race 2

4th

Race 3

n/a

Championship

6th

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Donington Park

Date: 9th and 10th October | Location: Derbyshire

Qualifying

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Race 1

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Race 2

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Race 3

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Championship

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Brands Hatch

Date: 23rd and 24th October | Location: Kent

Qualifying

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Race 1

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Race 2

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Race 3

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Championship

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GRAVES MOTORSPORT

Graves Motorsport is a family-owned, Colchester-based racing team specialising in the MINI Challenge.  They have won in both the JCW and Cooper classes.

Graves Motorsport was established by David Graves as part of his competition in the production BMW Championship. He duly won the series and now the team competes in the MINI CHALLENGE and EnduroKA. 

The team aim to race in the British Touring Car Championship.

 

MINI CHALLENGE F56

The MINI CHALLENGE F56 Gen 3 race car is a purpose built touring car racer.  Specifications below:

  • 2lt Turbo, 240-275Bhp depending on application and fuel

  • Uprated gun-drilled Driveshafts

  • Shell lightening programme

  • Welded in cage with side impact strategy

  • Bespoke Specialist Components Motorsport ECU

  • Forge Intercooler, Radiator & Induction

  • Scorpion Stainless Exhaust System

  • Owen Developments spec turbo

  • Engine oil cooler & rad cowl

  • Quaife Sequential dogbox

  • Uprated Driveshafts

  • Lightweight Flywheel

  • Motorsport clutch

  • Tran X Plated Limited Slip Differential

  • OBP Pedal Box with Alcon Master Cylinders

  • HEL Braided brake hoses

  • Powerful Alcon brakes with floating rotors

  • Mintex Brake Pads

  • 3 Way Adjustable Nitron Dampers

  • Adjustable rear control arms

  • Powerflex Black Series bushes

  • Bespoke Touring Car inspired aero kit

  • GRP Dash

  • Two spring options

  • Uprated PAS ECU

  • 17 Inch Team Dynamics Rims

  • 235/17 Slick and Wet Goodyear Tyres

  • Cosworth full colour dash

  • Weight c1160kg with driver

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