Scots ready for Mini Challenge as part of BTCC schedule

This year’s British Touring Car Championship event at Knockhill welcomes the Mini Challenge to its support package. Following the demise of the Renault Clio Cup Championship in 2019 – TOCA decided to add the Mini Challenge to its support series for 2020. There are a number of classes within the series, however, Knockhill will welcome the top-billing JCW Class.

The Quaife Mini Challenge JCW Class features Gen 3 F56 Mini Hatches with powerful 2.0lt turbo, 275bhp engines; controlled parts, slick tyres and adjustable dampers offer a Touring Car style machine – at a fraction of the budget.

The races are always highly subscribed and the competition is fierce. And, in 2020 we’ll have a number of Scotsmen aiming to make their mark on the biggest stage. Last week we had a number of those
hopeful Scots at Knockhill to test their JCW Minis around the tight and twisty track, and Duncan managed to grab them for a quick chat about the season ahead and of course that home round on 29/30 August.

Ronan Pearson graduates from the Michelin Clio Cup series after taking the Championship win in 2019. Stirling based Jack Davidson graduates to the Mini Challenge after a successful period in the British Fiesta ST Championship – winning the title last year. Most of you will know Joe Tanner, former Knockhill instructor, TV host and Mini and Formula Ford racing veteran. And, Calum King, who has made great progress up the order throughout his 5-year stint in the Mini Challenge series.

Tickets for the event can be booked online via the Knockhill website. We’re all keen to see how Ronan, Joe Jack and Calum progress throughout the year, and who knows, some home silverware might be on the cards by the time the guys come back in August.

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