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Daily Archives: January 18th, 2015

The MINI brand has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometres spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, MINI won the world’s toughest rally for the fourth time in a row. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QT/FR) crossed the finishing line in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires (AR) as the overall winners, having won five of the 13 legs in their MINI ALL4 Racing.

“I promised last year when I was on the podium that I’d be back to win, and now I’m here,” said Al-Attiyah. “It was very hard to lead the race from the very beginning and to continue keeping this position on the long distance. Also because the race was really hard. I’m very happy about this great result and I want to thank and congratulate all mechanics and the team for the great job they have done during the two weeks. The MINI ALL4 Racing is an incredible car and it was again very nice to drive.” Read More »

jackfrost15 (4)2015 kicked off with a new rally for us, the Jack Frost Stages Rally. We have been to Croft before for a single venue rally but not this one and the day became a whole lot more unpredictable when the snow started to fall at 9:30am. It covered the circuit for stage 2, providing lots of sideways action, but ultimately with no one able to even beat the target time the stage counted for nothing. As the event wore on Chris Wise & Tracey Taylor-West (Metro 6R4) built up a comfortable lead until stage 7. Their advantage of a minute went in one stage and instead they were now 12 seconds behind Arron Newby & John Cope (Impreza). Read More »