Published on March 30th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Mini Challenge to Super Taikyu in just 365 days…….this is the Great Drive promise

Asian Motorsports for 2018 gets more exciting with the recent announcement that the 2018 MINI CHALLENGE JCW champion driver will be rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to boost their career in Asia, with a fully funded season in the Japanese Super Taikyu series worth in excess of £100,000. This takes the MINI CHALLENGE JCW race series to new heights with its already high prize money and now a chance to race with in the prestigious Taikyu race series.

The prize is being offered through a new relationship between British MINI CHALLENGE promoter Total Track, Japanese firm Giomic and Chinese organisation Great Drive Group. Both Giomic and Great Drive Group have ordered F56 JCW CHALLENGE cars from Britain to launch their own versions of the CHALLENGE in their respective countries this season.

The British champion will win a full expenses-paid package to join both the Chinese and Japanese CHALLENGE champions at the wheel of a special endurance-spec MINI for the full 2019 Super Taikyu season. Super Taikyu is a leading six-round endurance series in Japan, which caters for GT and touring car-style machinery and races at famous tracks such as Suzuka, Fuji, Motegi and Okayama.

Giomic’s Wataru Morishita said: “The Super Taikyu series started in 1990 and it is sanctioned by the JAF [Japan Automobile Federation] and is a very prestigious race series.

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