Eurotech joins Mini Chal­lenge grid with F56s for Smith and Pol­ley

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Jeff Smith will con­test the Mini Chal­lenge this year along­side his Bri­tish Tour­ing Car Cham­pi­onship com­mit­ments.

Smith took part in the fi­nal round of the Chal­lenge last sea­son at Snet­ter­ton, scor­ing a podium fin­ish in one of the new Gen 3 F56 ma­chines. Smith has now pur­chased two of the new cars and will field them un­der his Eurotech Rac­ing ban­ner.

Smith will race the first, while Jo Pol­ley will step up from the cham­pi­onship’s Cooper Class to race the other.

Smith will also han­dle a Eurotech-run Honda Civic Type R in this sea­son’s BTCC.

“I was im­pressed with the Mi­nis when I raced them last year,” said Smith. “The cars are very quick and quite edgy so they are a good step­ping stone into tour­ing cars. It gives me valu­able seat time be­tween tour­ing car rounds.”

Smith tested Gen 3 Mini

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