Coates to join the MINI Elite
Primex's sponsored racer Max Coates is set to join multi-championship winning team, Elite Motorsport, for both their maiden seasons in the MINI CHALLENGE.
Coates has retained the support of Primex Plastics for the 2020 season and we're very much looking forward to the new season. Coates will join Lewis Galer to create a two-car Elite Motorsport entry for the 2020 season.
2020 sees the MINI CHALLENGE entering its most exciting season yet as it steps up to become a support series at eight of the ten British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) events. Featuring live ITV4 coverage reaching 20 million in the UK alone and average crowds of 38,000 people, it replaces the Renault UK Clio Cup where Coates has enjoyed 14 race wins and championship challenges over the past four seasons. Likewise, Elite Motorsport have been champions for the last three years in Ginetta Juniors and are 2019 Ginetta GT4 Supercup Champions which both support the BTCC. The joining of Coates and Elite Motorsport is therefore an exciting one.
After a successful pre-season test at Calafat in Spain Max is confident going into the season ahead.
The first round of the championship is at Donington Park in Derbyshire on the 28th / 29th March 2020. Coates’ local round of Croft will feature on the 15th / 16th August.
If you're interested in coming to watch any of the races this year, get in touch with Primex!