Mintex Racing continues Focus Cup championship support

Braking friction specialist TMD Friction UK has confirmed its renowned competition braking brand Mintex Racing will continue its support of the one-make Focus Cup motorsport championship into 2023.

Mintex will be the sole braking supplier to the popular championship, which provides drivers with a level playing field and an affordable entrance into high-octane, closely fought national motor racing championships.

Mintex Racing’s involvement in the Focus Cup continues with a full Mintex-liveried Ford Focus lining up on the grid for a full programme driven by Middlesbrough-based Sarah Hall.

“I’m beyond excited for my first full season in the Focus Cup after driving two rounds in 2022. The Focus is a great car for learning your race craft in. As a novice, it’s good to have a well set up car beneath you and a good championship to welcome you into racing.

“Each car has Mintex Racing braking equipment on board that gives all drivers full confidence in the stopping power, and I can go into races knowing the only limitation is myself,” Hall said.

The single-make series features a field of 18, Ford Focus 2.0 TDCi mapped to 175 horsepower, with all running Mintex Racing brake discs and pads on the front axle, and Mintex Racing pads on the rear.

The Focus Cup season starts on April 1st at Donington Park, followed by Brands Hatch on April 29th. Round three and four take place at Snetterton on June 3rd and 4th respectively, with round five at Oulton Park on July 1st. Brands Hatch Indy circuit hosts the end-of-season double header with rounds six and seven on September 16th and 17th.

TMD Friction has a strong heritage in motorsport through its Mintex brand and 2023 is set to be no different with a diverse set of UK championships benefitting from the company’s renowned high-end braking performance.

Richard Barton, category manager for Mintex Racing and Classic at TMD Friction UK, said: “Mintex is the stopping power of so many national championships and it’s great to provide friction products to more affordable series, where cost needn’t be such a barrier to competing. With such a diverse range of disciplines we’re really looking forward to competing across various disciplines of UK motorsport again in 2023.”