MINI CHALLENGE UK extends TOCA support package deal until end of 2026

The Quaife MINI CHALLENGE will continue to feature on the support package of the British Touring Car Championship until the end of 2026 after signing a new five-year agreement.

Renowned for producing blockbuster wheel-to-wheel entertainment, this new deal cements the one-make series as one of the leading categories in the UK.

As has been the case across the last two seasons, the JCW class will race solely on the TOCA package, although the calendar for 2022 has yet to be confirmed. The remaining dates will be taken up by the Quaife MINI CHALLENGE Trophy,

Antony Williams, MINI CHALLENGE Promoter, said: “When we announced that we had secured a slot on the prestigious and high profile TOCA package back in 2019, I was incredibly proud of how the MINI CHALLENGE had come of age, and was just as proud of my team, our partners and our drivers for helping us to achieve our aim. 

“To have been able to sufficiently impress the TOCA team despite the difficult times we have all faced, and now be in a position where we can announce that we will be supporting the BTCC – with its incredible ITV coverage – for another full five years, is even more satisfying. 

“This news enables us, our drivers and our teams to plan for the future, knowing the investment we all make can be rewarded for the longer term.

“Finally, I would like to thank Alan Gow and his team for the faith they have in us, and the support and guidance they have provided.”

Alan Gow, BTCC Chief Executive, added: “Since joining the BTCC support package, MINI CHALLENGE has provided our trackside spectators and TV audiences with some great and very entertaining racing.

“As well, the management team behind MINI CHALLENGE are incredibly efficient, committed and enthusiastic, so it was a very easy decision for me to reward their efforts by extending their current agreement through to the end of 2026.”