Bradley Gravett will continue to race for Graves Motorsport in the 2022 MINI CHALLENGE JCW Class, his second in the championship and third with the Colchester based team.
Having finished 3rd in the Rookie Cup class in 2021, Gravett, from Maidenhead, Berkshire, retains title sponsorship with Liqui Moly for the 2022 season. With a best finish of 11th he is targeting a campaign of top 10 finishes and, now in the Graduate Cup, a class for drivers in their second MINI CHALLENGE season, is aiming for that title too.
Son of 1990 British Touring Car Champion, Robb Gravett, Bradley started by racing karts at a national level in 2007 & 2008. He then took a sabbatical from motorsport competition until competing in the MINI CHALLENGE Cooper Trophy in 2020 with Graves Motorsport. Despite qualifying on the front two rows at times, his best finish was 6th. Crucially he’d learnt his craft in preparation for a debut JCW MINI season in 2021.
An exuberant Bradley Gravett said, “Having completed my maiden season in the JCW class with Graves Motorsport in 2021, I’m thrilled to once again be returning to the team for 2022.
The support received from the team last year was of huge importance to my development as a driver. With the exciting progression Graves has made over the winter months, I’m delighted to be part of what I believe is a winning package.
With a strong focus for results in 2022; when an opportunity arises, I’ll Gravett with both hands!”
In addition, team manager David Graves said, “Bradley has been a key element in our progression to the JCW class of the MINI CHALLENGE UK, so we are naturally delighted to continue helping him develop throughout our third season working together. We've made significant improvements over the winter that we feel will help Bradley to become a regular inside the top-10 which he showed promise of in 2021.
He is also an asset off-track, doing fantastic work with his partners and engaging with race weekend fans at the BTCC events. This is important in our team and Bradley exudes what we stand for in abundance.”
Gravett will complete a testing programme ahead of the opening round of the MINI CHALLENGE UK JCW Championship at Donington Park on the 23rd and 24th April, supporting the British Touring Car Championship. For further team news be sure to follow Bradley and the team on social media.
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