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– MINI success at Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge with third place result.
– Mohamed Abu Issa with co-driver Xavier Panseri snatch third place in dramatic final race stage.
– Two crews of the MINI Family complete a “challenging” race.

The 27th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge finished today after a final 234 km (Stage 5) of tough desert action. Once again the desert terrain threw up unexpected challenges – a theme that has run the length of this annual event. Read More »

– Severe heat and dunes play havoc with competitors of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge.
– Two MINI crews sit inside top five overall after Special Stage 2.
– Mohamed Abu Issa with co-driver Xavier Panseri in fourth place.
– Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov are fifth. Stephan Schott and Andreas Schulz in sixth.

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– Three international crews from the MINI Family line up for the first long distance desert race of the season.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri on course to further their excellent start to the 2017 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Stephan Schott and Andreas Schulz form an all-German crew.
– Russian duo Vladimir Valisyev and Konstantin Zhiltsov look to make it their third Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge title with MINI.

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– MINI secures podium finish at Dubai International Baja.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and Xavier Panseri crew MINI ALL4 Racing to third.

MINI crew Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and co-driver Xavier Panseri (FR) completed the 2017 Dubai International Baja in third place after a spectacular two-day race event in hot desert conditions. Read More »

Mini Abu Dhabi16 end (1)The MINI ALL4 Racing crew of Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and co-driver Timo Gottschalk (GER) completed the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round two of the 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup, with a hard-earned second place. Joining them on the rostrum in third place was the fellow MINI ALL4 Racing crew of Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and Michel Perin (FRA).

Further success for MINI came with four MINI ALL4 Racing completing the race within the top five, and a total of five of these iconic long-distance cross-country rally cars completed within the top ten. Read More »

The Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, round two of the 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup is shaping up for an exciting finale. After Stage3 of this prestigious desert race, four MINI ALL4 Racing are placed within the top five. To further underline the MINI ALL4 Racing’s long distance desert capability, six MINI ALL4 Racing fill positions 2nd to 7th place.

At the end of St 3 (Al Ain Water) and four days of intense racing across the desert stage of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, the Russian pairing of Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (#201) have placed their MINI ALL4 Racing in second place. With two stages to go, it is still too early for last year’s winner Vasilyev to think about a repeat win. Read More »

No less than six MINI ALL4 Racing will line up for the second round of the 2016 FIA Cross Country World Cup. The season opener for MINI and its iconic MINI ALL4 Racing is the highly regarded Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, which MINI with X-raid Team and the MINI ALL4 Racing have won four times (2011, 2013-2015).8-2016-Abu-Dhabi-Shakedown-test,-Sh-Khalid-Al-Qassimi-(ARE),-Khalid-Al-Kendi-(ARE),-MINI-ALL4-Racing-203---Abu-Dhabi-Racing---30.03.2016 Read More »

Mini Abu Dhabi15Despite extreme temperatures – highs of forty-seven degrees Celsius during stages three and four of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – and a severe sandstorm that resulted in the non-starting of the final day’s Stage five racing, the determined challenge of MINI ALL4 Racing ended in an impressive way when Vladimir Vasilyev (RUS) was awarded the all-important win. Further success for MINI ALL4 Racing came with all three podium positions occupied by MINI ALL4 Racing crews, and five in total within the final top ten result list.

The 25th edition of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (27 March – 2 April) is the second round of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup and quickly proved to be a challenging race. Read More »

Nasser Al-Attiyah (QAT) and his MINI ALL4 Racing ended the second leg (30 March) of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (27 March – 2 April) at the top of the driver standings.Mini Abu Dhabi15a (2) Read More »

The second of the ten-round 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge (27 March – 2 April), sees eight MINI ALL4 Racing cars piloted by drivers spanning eight nationalities. Of the eight on the stage, MINI welcomes three new drivers to the competing MINI ALL4 Racing crews.

Former champion ski jumper Adam Malysz (POL) and Harry Hunt (GBR) join MINI with its already accomplished MINI ALL4 Racing line-up in order to make their mark on the podium at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge – and to further MINI’s successes within the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. Read More »