Nevill announces 2020 plans
Nevill announces 2020 plans

Alex Nevill has announced his plans to return to the Mini Challenge Cooper Championship, with a new team and a target of race wins.

Nevill won the 2018 Cooper Am class before switching to the Pro class in 2019.  The 25-year-old has his sights on winning the newly combined Cooper Championship in 2020.

The Dartford based driver has moved to Graves Motorsport for 2020 on a managed basis to ensure that he can concentrate solely on his driving and sponsors, leaving the team to manage all other aspects of his racing.

Speaking about the announcement, Alex said: “I am thrilled to be working with a team that has a proven track record in helping drivers win championships in saloon car racing. 

“The team’s attention to detail really is of a high standard and they know what it takes to deliver top running cars consistently. I can’t wait to get out racing in 2020.”

Team manager Karl Graves commented: “I am delighted to announce that Alex will be running under the Graves Motorsport banner in 2020. Not only is Alex a new driver to the team, we are also new to the Mini Challenge Championship. 

“We have been looking to compete in Mini Challenge for a while, but we wanted to make sure it was at the right time and with the right driver.  With Alex, we believe we can work together and be in a position to be pushing for podium places from the first round and fight for the drivers championship in 2020. 

“Alex has established himself as a front running driver in the Mini Challenge over the past couple of seasons and we are looking forward to taking the next step together.”

Nevill’s 2020 campaign will begin at the high speed Thruxton circuit in Hampshire on the 16th & 17th May. In support of the highly prestigious British Touring Car Championship.

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