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MINI CHALLENGE race cars attract thrill seekers

Four MINI racing-cars are up for sale, offering buyers the chance to compete in the 2007 MINI CHALLENGE car racing season.

Now in its second year, the MINI CHALLENGE is considered an affordable entry-point into motor racing with 20 races held over seven weekend meets, the highlights being support category races at the Taupo A1 GP and the Hamilton V8 Supercars.

MINI CHALLENGE Coordinator Martin Collins says the MINI CHALLENGE is accessible for anyone with driving talent and a love for motorsport. “We had a handful of genuine rookies last year who were winning races by the end of the season,” says Mr Collins. “MINI CHALLENGE is a true test of driving skill, it’s not about who’s got the biggest chequebook,” he says.

Mr Collins said last year’s field of drivers comprised drivers of various ages and from a diverse mix of backgrounds. “We’ve seen young guys progressing from go-karts into MINI CHALLENGE and then going on to race Porsches, and at the same time we’ve got businessmen who just want to get out on the racetrack each weekend,” he says.

MINI CHALLENGE currently operates in New Zealand and Germany and is launching in Australia this year.

MINI CHALLENGE involves BMW-built super-charged MINI Cooper S’ producing 210 bhp. The cars cost NZ$65,000 plus GST with technical support costs required during the season.

Mr Collins says all cars are identical creating a level-playing field with comprehensive support provided to the drivers by the championship organisers.

“Obviously every competitor is out there to win, but MINI Challenge is a totally fun social environment both for drivers and supporters,” he says.

To find out more about MINI Challenge, purchasing a car and entering the competition, contact Martin Collins:

Martin.Collins@MINI.co.nz
Phone 021 862 741.

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