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Charlie ready for Brands GP for CHALLENGE

Date: 04/08/2017

Charlie Butler-Henderson is confident that his mid-season troubles are behind him and that he can continue his climb up the MINI CHALLENGE JCW Championship table on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit this weekend.

MINI UK Brand Ambassador Charlie heads back to Kent this weekend for two races that begin the start of the run-in toward the end of the JCW campaign.

With just six races left this year, each outing has to be made to count big with the championship order finely poised.

Charlie is currently fourth in the standings, but is just 28 points down on second-placed David Grady, with 50 on offer for a race win.

“Brands GP is going to be a crucial weekend as we don’t have many races left this year and it’s a track that not everybody knows, or at least that many drivers don’t know as well as they think they do,” says Charlie.

“The GP loop isn’t used much and testing is scarce, and round the back it’s all about commitment. It’s like two tracks rolled into one – you drive the familiar and much-used Indy Circuit, and then head up the hill and it’s like switching to the Nordschleife! It’s so fast and daunting and needs great commitment.

“I tested there recently and we worked hard on the car setup to find a better balance and got to work with setting the car up for new tyres, which has made it feel great.

“The win last time out was a real boost, and now it’s up to me to keep that moment going and seeing how high I can climb over the final six races.” 
Charlie's racing paced action can be caught live on Front Runner Digital TV channel, Sky channel 468 and Freeview channel 91.

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