MINI John Cooper Works with 6-speed manual transmission from Bulldog Racing will compete in the 51st edition of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, driven by Charlie Cooper (GBR)
Following successful test runs in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) and RCN in the 2022 and 2023 racing season, Bulldog Racing takes up the challenge at the Nürburgring with two MINI John Cooper Works.
A completely new MINI John Cooper Works with a 6-speed manual transmission will complement Bulldog Racing’s line-up, competing with Start Number #126 in the VT2-FWD class at this year’s 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.
In addition to that, the crowd favorite red MINI John Cooper Works #112 from last years’ 50th anniversary 24-hour race at the Nürburgring was continuously developed during the winter break in Nürburg and will again start in the SP3T class.
“On our path to becoming an all-electric brand, we are working very intensively on concepts for John Cooper Works models with an electrified drivetrain. We are delighted that two MINI John Cooper Works race cars from Bulldog Racing are flying the flag for us in this 24-hour race at the Nürburgring” says Stefanie Wurst, Head of the MINI Brand.
Charlie Cooper (GBR), whose grandfather John Cooper invented the Mini Cooper in 1961, will be making his 24-hour race debut after having already completed two NLS races in 2023. Prior to that, the Englishman had successfully qualified for his DMSB Permit Nordschleife. The rest of the driver line-up, as well as technical details of the race cars, will be announced at a later date.