R56 MINI Challenge makes worldwide racing debut in Australia

This weekend saw the world racing debut of the new R56 MINI Challenge cars. The 2008 Australian series kicked off at Sydney’s Eastern Creek and Neil McFadyen from the M3 Motorsports team has taken the round win. McFadyen claimed the chequered flag in Race 1 and Race 3, with Race 2 being won by Grant Denyer. The first clip above is the intro segment from the TV coverage, broadcast just before Race 3 went to air.

See below for clips of the race.

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Part 1—Parade lap

Part 2—Start to lap 6

Part 3—Lap 6 to finsh (lap 10)