Dakar 2017 – Stage 2 – MINIs Maintain Top Ten Spots

Dakar 2017 – Stage 2 – MINIs Maintain Top Ten Spots
In this early stage of the event, two MINI teams continue to maintain positions in top ten spots. Yazeed Al-Rajhi in his MINI John Cooper Works Rally sits in 6th place in the cars class, while Mikko Hirvonen is in 8th. Day two of the Dakar Rally across South America is complete! The fast stage today traveled from Resistencia to San Miguel De... Read More

MINI Family Ready To Take On Dakar

MINI Family Ready To Take On Dakar
Months of pre-event preparations, shake-downs, and scrutinizing are complete. The MINI family teams are ready to go, and the 2017 Dakar Rally is ready to start. On January 2nd, over 300 vehicles will begin the two-week, 9000km trek through 3 countries. 2017 MINI Family Line-Up Eight MINI crews make up this year’s MINI Family to contest the 2017 Dakar Rally. Competing... Read More

New MINI John Cooper Works Rally Ready For Dakar

New MINI John Cooper Works Rally Ready For Dakar
  Team X-Raid and the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally are ready for Dakar. The three car team will take on the nearly 9,000km race through South America. The event begins in Asunción, Paraguay and finishes 12 stages later in Buenos Aires. MINI John Cooper Works Rally Mikko Hirvonen (FIN), took fourth place overall in the 2016 Dakar. He races again with co-pilot Michel Périn (FRA). 3-Time... Read More

MINI All4 Racing Wins In Portugal

MINI All4 Racing Wins In Portugal
The final race of the 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup was the Baja Portalegre 500 and MINI All4 Racing proudly stood on the top step of the podium as driver Ricardo Porém took home a record third consecutive win. “I’m absolutely speechless and happy to win third time in a row the Baja Portalegre. Everybody did a great job. I’m... Read More

Mixed Results For MINI All4 Racing At Italian Baja

Mixed Results For MINI All4 Racing At Italian Baja
Three days of racing in the Northern Italy’s rocky riverbed proved challenging and exciting for contenders in the 23rd Italian Baja. Numerous lead changes made for an interesting event. Unfortunately, punctured tires, and a bout with mud reduced the enjoyment of stage wins and podium finishes to 5th and 6th place overall finishes for the MINI All4 X-raid Team. “We... Read More