Podium for the mini Cooper S “debut” at Donington

01 May

Donington chicane actionSimeRacing.co.uk debuted their 1964 Mini Cooper S for its first race since 1970 – at the Donington Historic Festival in April.

The car has been in the Sime family ownership almost since new and used to be raced by Jimmy Sime successfully in the 1960’s and 70s.  Sime Racing have spent the last couple of years restoring and rebuilding to FIA specification and Donington Historic festival at the end of April saw the car “debut” once again.

Car owner Jimmy Sime shared the driving duties with son Barry and teamed up for the up to 2 litre Touring Cars “U2TC”race, which pitted the nimble Mini’s against more powerful Lotus Cortinas, Alfa Romeos and BMWs.

The race took the format of a 60 minute race, with a mandatory pitstop for a driver change, with the bright blue Swiftune powered car making several places and finishing 15th overall and 2nd in class.

Next race is the popular Mini Festival at Brands Hatch in July.