Mini Chal­lenge gets Chan­nel 4 cov­er­age

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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.

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