Thinking about racing in 2020?

Areeve Motorsport are one of the biggest teams in the MINI CHALLENGE UK and have cars running in each class.

Cars are available for the season to hire (arrive and drive) or we can run your own car (owner driver).

Choose a class to go racing with.

There are three classes to choose from in the MINI CHALLENGE. Each is dependable on experience and budget. We can help you make the right decision on what would best suit you. All classes are available on taster days to pre-book.


Moving to the support race for 2020 on the BTCC, the JCW grid will certainly be the place to be for 2020

The latest GEN 3 MINI is arguably the nearest thing to a Touring Car you can buy but at a fraction of the budget. Each car is built by MINI CHALLENGE from the ground up to be a full race car and every car is identical. With a full grid at most races, it makes for some thrilling racing.

  • 260 Bhp 2.0 Turbocharged engine
  • Quaife sequential gearbox
  • 3 way adjustable Nitron dampers
  • Dunlop Slick & Wet tyres


New for 2020 the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Class will guest at 2 BTCC Rounds

The Cooper class is the entry to Mini Challenge using a 130Bhp 1.6lt normally aspirated engine, sticky slick Dunlop tyres and single way adjustable AST dampers. Ultra-reliable 6 speed Cooper S BKD gearbox which is mated with a competition Helix clutch.

Close championship regulations
Mandatory parts ensure fair and competitive racing
Controlled race fuel from Sunoco

Some of the Cooper drivers have previously gone upto the Cooper S, JCW and BTCC grid

  • 135Bhp Engine
  • Dunlop Slick & Wet tyres
  • Single way AST dampers
  • 6 Speed Cooper S BKD Gearbox
  • Competition Clutch


The Cooper S class is perfect for drivers that already have a racing MINI that wants to join the MINI CHALLENGE or looking for the next step up into a faster tintop.

Cooper S Class MINI’s include: Ex CHALLENGE R53 & R56 variants, European specification cars, Track Day Trophy MINIs along with other suitable Minis.

The class is managed by the power to weight and is limited to 180 per ton & 210nm, meaning that equality can be achieved and maintained without excessive engine costs.

Running on Dunlop Racing slicks the Cooper S Class really is the bridge between Cooper and JCW classes.

  • 180 bhp per tonne/210 nm
  • Any single way adjustable damper allowed
  • Dunlop Slick & Wet tyres
  • Close Racing
  • Perfect for those looking to set from Cooper to JCW