STIFF COMPETITION AND STRONG PERFORMANCES AT SILVERSTONE.
The iconic Silverstone racetrack played host to Round Four of the action-packed MINI Challenge series. There was plenty of drama, with several drivers hitting snags, while others accelerated. Brett Smith’s performance helped him to extend his points lead in the MINI Challenge JCW Championship in the first race, while Max Bladon managed to shake off the ambitious Rob Smith to claim his second win of the season. Despite some major issues in the first race, Charlie Butler-Henderson’s spirit didn’t falter, and he pulled himself up from 25th position to 13th in the first lap of the second race.
MAKING PULSES RACE.
These racing beasts showcase MINI’s heritage in horsepower. Whether you’re in the thick of the drama behind the wheel, or cheering on from the sidelines, these motors are bound to get your heart racing.
STAR OF THE FIRST RACE.
Brett Smith made the whole thing look a breeze. He kept his pole position from lights-to-flag in the first race, securing his third consecutive race victory this year, while stretching his points advantage too.
The drivers put up a good fight this weekend, and the second race saw some particularly close racing, with Max Bladon’s and Rob Smith’s cars nose-to-tail for several laps.
Rob Smith was pushing hard for first in both races. “Rob really made me work hard for that one,” said Brett Smith, following the first race. “Rob was pushing hard in the first stint” added Max Bladon after the drama was over in the second race.
15 YEARS OF COLLABORATION.
MINI have been working in collaboration with the MINI Challenge Team since 2002. The popular race series still pulls in huge crowds of passionate racing fans.