The 2011 Mini Challenge Championship season recently kicked off at the prestigious Silverstone GP circuit, and is sponsored by none other than BuySpares.
BuySpares’ Sales Director Martin Depper is one of the stars of the Mini Challenge, having been crowned winner in 2008, and has returned to the series after enjoying success last year in the British Car Touring Championships.
Martin came to the Mini Challenge as a novice in the Club Class and made quick progress, stepping up to the S Class and taking championship in his second year in the Cooper S. This year sees him racing in the JCW (John Cooper Works) class, which involves highly modified, turbo-charged cars.
The initial race saw Martin only narrowly missing a podium place in his “Buyspares” decorated mini, seeing off a close contender in the final lap and being edged into 4th position by only 0.18th second by Chris Knox. Jason Richardson achieved a double win, coming first in both races.
For more information on Martin Depper and the Mini Challenge Championship, visit www.minichallenge.co.uk