The company will supply technical expertise and servicing for the Borg Warner turbochargers used on the latest R56 versions of the 212 hp John Cooper racers, which take part on the 20 race MINI Challenge championship.
“It is most important for any one make series to have a fair technical environment,” said the MINI Challenge’s Paul Harvey, “and our partnership with Owen Developments, along with the engine testing conducted at BMW Hams Hall Plant, will give our competitors more confidence and make the MINI Challenge even more technically robust.”
“We’re delighted that Owen’s has been selected as a technical partner by the MINI Challenge, as it’s further recognition of our firm’s abilities with turbochargers across a wide variety of motorsport disciplines, from single seaters to touring cars,” Owen Developments Managing Director Brian Owen said.
“Owen Developments looks forward to working with the MINI Challenge organisers and competitors to ensure that we achieve their performance and reliability goals throughout what’s bound to be a very competitive 2011 racing season.”
The MINI Cooper S is a car that can offer a mind-blowing bouquet of emotions, we can tell you that, se we can only immagine that racing its special John Cooper version must bring the adrenaline to a sky-high level. In case you want to know more about the MINI Challenge, you can check out the series’ website.