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Owen Developments selected by MINI Challenge

11th February 2011 Print

Owen Developments Ltd, UK forced induction specialists and official turbo supplier to both the British Touring Car Championship and the FIA Formula 2 Championship, has announced a new technical partnership with the UK’s long running MINI Challenge series.

Owen Developments will be supplying technical expertise and servicing for the Borg Warner turbochargers used on the latest R56 versions of 215 bhp John Cooper class cars, which compete in the 20 race MINI Challenge championship, which is organised in conjunction with MSVR.

“It is most important for any one make series to have a fair technical environment,” says 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.”

Commenting on the announcement, Owen Developments Managing Director Brian Owen said, “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 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.”

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