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

Dakar 2017 – Menzies Out Of MINI JCW Rally

Dakar 2017 – Menzies Out Of MINI JCW Rally
Team X-Raid and MINI are excited bring the new MINI John Cooper Works Rally to South America for the 2017 Dakar Rally. Unfortunately the much-anticipated pair of American driver Bryce Menzies and co-driver Peter Mortensen will not be competing. Menzies has had a successful early career in off-road racing. One that should continue to grow driving under the Red Bull label. To... 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