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Arrive & Drive Race Weekend – MINI CHALLENGE Cooper S

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If you would like to join the MINI CHALLENGE for a race weekend, we have everything you need to make it happen!

We’ve teamed up with AReeve Motorsport to provide a huge range of race services at great prices.

Areeve Motorsport have been providing Arrive & Drive as well as Owner-Driver support for a number of years and are regularly getting their drivers on the podium in various races. The team provide a full range of motorsport services and are based in Norfolk.

If you’re new to racing, you might consider some Driver Tuition or a Test Day to get used to the car.

Your race weekend will include everything you need to take part including:

Hire of the MINI Cooper S for the weekend
Full support from the team – at least one mechanic will look after you and the car throughout the weekend.
Lap timer installed in the car
Race Fuel
2 new tyres and 2 used tyres (as per the championship regs)

Requirements to go racing

You’ll need the following in order to go racing

  • A race license – see our race license page.


About the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper S

Introduced in 2016, the Cooper S class is the opportunity for drivers who already have racing MINIs built to other specifications, to join the MINI CHALLENGE family.

Cooper S Class MINI’s include:

  • Ex CHALLENGE R53 & R56 variants
  • European specification cars
  • Track Day Trophy MINIs
  • F56 1.5lt Cars

Running on Dunlop Direzza dry tyres costs are kept down, whilst safety is enhanced through the use of wet tyres to enable drivers to safely race even with standing water.

Power is limited to 160 bhp per ton and 210 nm per ton at the hub, meaning that equality can be achieved and maintained without excessive engine costs.

In other areas regulations are relatively open allowing drivers and teams to enhance car performance through engineering, as well as driving. This makes the Cooper S class a very different challenge to the other classes.