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2022 MINI CHALLENGE

IN 2022 MAX COATES AND GRAVES MOTORSPORT ARE RACING IN THE MINI CHALLENGE. 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 British Touring Car Championship.

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: TBC 2022 | Location: TBC

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Donington Park

Date: 23rd & 24th April June 2022 | Location: Derbyshire

Qualifying

7th

Race 1

24th

Race 2

11th

Race 3

8th

Championship

11th

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Brands Hatch Indy

Date: 14th and 15th May 2022  | Location: Kent

Qualifying

7th

Race 1

7th

Race 2

3rd

Race 3

1st

Championship

3rd

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Oulton Park

Date: 11th June and 12th June 2022 | Location: Cheshire

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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Knockhill

Date: 30th and 31st July 2022 | Location: Fife, Scotland

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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Snetterton 300

Date: 13th and 14th August 2022 | Location: Norfolk

Qualifying

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Race 1

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Race 2

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Race 3

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Championship

6th

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Silverstone National

Date: 24th and 25th September 2022 | Location: Northamptonshire

Qualifying

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Race 1

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Race 2

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Championship

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Brands Hatch

Date: 8th and 9th October 2022 | 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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