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Scottish R53 Mini Cooper S Cup, Scottish Mini Cooper Cup, Scottish Classic Sports and Saloon Championship, Scottish Fiesta ST Championship, Scottish C1 Cup

Saturday 15th April 2023, 09:00 - Sunday 16th April 2023, 18:00

The Scottish Mini Cooper Cup is recognised as one of the best single-make racing series in the UK. It has been a proving ground for many top drivers including British Touring Car Championship stars Rory Butcher, Aiden Moffat and Chris Smiley.

Close, hard and competitive racing is guaranteed in this championship, which provides an ideal stepping stone for drivers looking to move up the motorsport ladder.

Only the 1.6 Mini Cooper model built between 2001-2006 are eligible. The championship regulations are designed to ensure that cars are built to the same specification; the cars use identical Yokohama tyres and run the same ECU. This puts more emphasis on a driver’s skill by keeping the cars performance as equal as possible.


The R53 Mini Cooper S Cup is the fastest single make saloon car class at Scottish Championship race meetings. Full slick and wet tyre options, a 1.6 litre super charged power unit and three way adjustable suspension provides drivers with a touring car experience, at a fraction of the budget.

The class launched in 2017 and has quickly gathered momentum with former Scottish and British Champions returning to race these cars around the undulating Knockhill Racing Circuit.

The speed and handling characteristics of these cars favour slightly more experienced drivers but with some coaching, an eager newcomer could also enjoy this championship. The ability to choose between slick and wet tyres – to suit the weather conditions – plus the choice of suspension settings provides mechanics and drivers with more of a set up challenge than the other Scottish single make series. This adds another dimension to this championship which rewards well rounded drivers.

The ethos around this series is to help develop any aspiring touring car driver, who want to progress his/her skills further in what is a very quick and capable racing car. The ability to run this spec car at other race circuits and series around the UK – such as British Mini Challenge – provides drivers with the chance to easily compete in other series and learn new circuits as well.

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