Fierce fights and new records at iconic Silverstone.
The MINI Challenge roared on with the fourth outing of the series at the world-famous Silverstone, and the drivers pulled out all the stops as they fought for victory at the home of British racing. The iconic track played host to thrilling battles, dramatic close calls and sensational new milestones, with Jordan Collard breaking a lap record and securing his first MINI Challenge win – closing the gap on current championship leader Ant Whorton-Eales. As the drivers pass the halfway point, the race is closer than ever. Who has what it takes to push past the pack?
A record-breaking start.
Having dominated qualifying sessions at Oulton Park and Snetterton, Jordan Collard stormed to pole position again, shattering the lap record in the process. Nathan Harrison followed closely to start second, with Ant Whorton-Eales taking third.
A fierce battle.
The first race saw Collard, Harrison and Whorton-Eales go bumper-to-bumper in an exhilarating fight for the top spot. After a tight last few laps, Collard squeezed past Whorton-Eales to take first place, with Harrison finishing third after a dramatic late charge.
A race to remember.
Both Collard and Wharton-Eales loved battling it out in their super-powered MINIs. “In my mind that’s real racing”, Wharton-Eales said after the race. “There’s always a bit of paint exchanged when the fight is that close.”
A single lap shootout.
Dramatic spins and near misses led to a disrupted second race. A decision to restart with just two minutes left meant the race was decided by a short final sprint, with Rob Smith holding on to his lead to claim first place.