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 CHALLENGE in-car footage – Nürburgring 2007

Continuing the theme of the Nürburgring 24 hour race, here is some footage of the MINI CHALLENGE support category from the 2007 event. Split into four parts the in-car setup has been taken from the car of Carlo Bermes, racing for the HBPO racing team. This first clip takes you from the start on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

MINI Challenge inspires Jason Bargwanna

The Australian debut of the 2008 MINI Challenge series is just days away, with the Eastern Creek round being held this weekend. This morning’s emails revealed the following press release from BMW which on the surface sounds quite good, but perhaps paints the MINI Challenge as some sort of quaint novelty. Time will tell I […]

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 […]