Davanti Tyres Renews Partnership with MINI CHALLENGE

Davanti Tyres and Dan Zelos

Davanti Tyres has renewed its partnership with MINI CHALLENGE driver and reigning champion, Dan Zelos for the 2024 season of the Vertu MINI CHALLENGE, as he attempts to become the first driver to take the JCW title on three occasions.

The 2024 season will be the fifth year Davanti has sponsored the reigning MINI CHALLENGE Champion and has revealed the new livery of the car for the upcoming season which will feature a total of 14 race dates that will be split between the JCW category and entry-level MINI CHALLENGE Trophy. It will also be the fifth season that he JCW class will be competing as part of the BTCC support package with events at six UK race circuits.

With the reputation of being one of the most successful drivers in the MINI CHALLENGE history, 25-year-old Zelos is ready to start on the 2024 season with a renewed fighting spirit.

The new season sees a new look and livery on Zelos’ orange and black MINI JCW which features striking Davanti branding on the side and rear panels, spoiler and bonnet of the car, as well as on his race suit and helmet.

Davanti Tyres MINI CHALLENGE Car

Sean Maddocks, Davanti Sales Director for UK & Ireland, said:

“Our long-standing partnership with Dan Zelos is something we’re very proud of – it’s important to us, as a British-owned tyre manufacturer, to support a British racer.

“We really admire Dan’s determination and commitment and as 2023 Champion, we will watch every race wishing him well and hoping to see him retain the crown this season, too.”

Commenting on the partnership, Dan Zelos added:

“I feel more excited to get out this season than ever. After the success last year, I took a real step back from the track to celebrate and spend time with family and friends. We’ve had a great winter to rest, recharge and get that buzz back to be in the driving seat.

“Of course, a lot of my success would not have happened without the support of my partners, including Davanti Tyres who have been a constant over the last five years. As we head into the new season, I’m determined we’ll be celebrating another great season together later this year.”

The new season gets underway for the JCW Class at Donington Park on the weekend of 27th/28th April before moving to Brands Hatch on 11th//12th May. Snetterton is next on the calendar on 25th/26th May before the drivers head to Oulton Park in Cheshire. It’s then up to Yorkshire and Croft Circuit on 27th/28th July before heading further north into Scotland and Knockhill over the weekend of 10th/11th August. The season then draws to a close back in Kent at Brands Hatch on 5th/6th October.

To follow Dan’s progress this season and for more information on Davanti Tyres, please visit: www.davanti-tyres.com.

Author Bio:

Simon Burrell is Editor of Our Man Behind The Wheel, a professional photographer and former saloon car racing driver.

Photographs courtesy of Davanti Tyres

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