Mini Challenge gets Channel 4 coverage
The Mini Challenge will have dedicated coverage on terrestrial TV this year after agreeing a deal with Channel 4.
The championship’s top tier Gen 3 F56 category will be screened over four dedicated 30-minute programmes on Saturday mornings.
Channel 4, which has now secured the Formula 1 broadcast rights for the UK, has traditionally aired coverage of both the British GT and British Formula 3 championships in recent years, as well as supporting series.
Hayfisher Productions will produce the Mini Challenge coverage. Company head Richard Hay said: “Our programmes on Channel 4 are centered on the British GT Championship and this year we add the British Rally Championship as well. In the intervening weeks we try and showcase some of the best of the other championships we cover. The Mini Challenge is a perfect fit in that respect.
“It is now clearly one of the best one-make series in the UK. Not only do the new cars look fantastic there are over 30 of them expected this season. I think the Mini Challenge represents British national racing at its best.”
Mini Challenge will continue to have hour-long programmes on Motorstv for all of its three classes.