MINI CHALLENGE in car footage

Here’s some great in car footage from the MINI CHALLENGE car of HBPO Racing’s Steve Kirsch, filmed during the Nürburgring 24 hour race weekend held during May. For more on the Australian MINI CHALLENGE, make sure you check out (Thanks to Chris for the tip.)

MINI Cooper S past blast

Taking a step back in time here is a small snippet offrom Wheels August 2001 issue with some spy shots of the R53 MINI Cooper S testing at the Nürburgring (click on the image for a larger version). At the time the then all-new MINI Cooper under BMW’s stewardship had just been launched and there […]

MINI Challenge racer takes the rollover line at Nürburgring

Following on from yesterday’s post about the 2008 Australian MINI Challenge debut I thought it might be a good time to raid the vault for this classic, if alarming, footage from a MINI Challenge support race at the 2006 Nürburgring 24 Hour event. Thomas Winkelhock rolled his R53 MINI Challenge racecar 8 times after getting […]

MINI Challenge cars spotted in Sydney

Thank you to AUSringers reader Paul who sent me this image of the MINI Challenge cars captured in a Sydney storage facility. The opening race of the 2008 series is under three weeks away, with the first round being held at Eastern Creek on 7-9 March.

MINI Challenge taken up by Neil McFadyen

Signs of the 2008 Australian MINI Challenge becoming one step closer have advanced with the news that Neil McFadyen will lead the charge for the M3 Motorsports team. The 24 year old McFadyen has an impressive CV that includes three successive Australian CIK Karting Championships in three different categories—where he was pitted against names such […]

Stage II JCW MINI spied at Nürburgring

MINI is close to fulfilling the required power demands in its market segment with the ‘Stage II’ John Cooper Works (JCW) MINI Cooper S which is due for release later this year. Power is expected to be close to 220bhp which is a healthy increase from the 192bhp gained from the ‘Stage I’ bolt on […]

Peter Doulman signs up for MINI Challenge

Australian motorsport fans with memories of the pre-V8 Supercar days will remember the likes of Tony Longhurst and even Peter Brock getting around in E30 BMW M3s fighting it out against the dominant Ford Sierra Cosworths. Another name that was always loyal to the little Bimmers was Peter Doulman with his M3 Motorsports team. Indeed, […]