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– MINI Motorsport partner X-raid to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars at 2019 Dakar.
– X-raid MINI JCW Rally Team will consist of four established MINI Family crews.
– 2018 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup champion Jakub “Kuba” Przygonski to compete under the banner of ORLEN X-raid Team.

MINI Motorsport partner X-raid has announced its intention to field five MINI John Cooper Works Rally at the 41st edition of The Dakar, 6-17th January 2019. Read More »

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• Seven MINI crews to contest Dakar 2018.
• Race debut of the all-new MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.
• Four MINI John Cooper Works Rally also spearhead MINI challenge to win Dakar – the greatest cross-country rally spectacle.

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• MINI secures second and third at Baja Portalegre 500 2017, final round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
• Guilherme Spinelli places MINI in second place. Boris Garafulic follows to a hard fought third place.
• MINI and Jakub Przygonski celebrate second-place overall in prestigious FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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• MINI to contest Baja Portalegre 500 2017 – 11th and final round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
• Two MINI crews to challenge end of season Baja of 638.41 km – 472.97 against the clock.
• MINI crews aim to repeat last year’s Baja Portalegre win by MINI

The annual Baja Portalegre 500 once again signals the season end of the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. So far in the 2017 edition of the World Cup, MINI and MINI Motorsport partner X-raid have witnessed spectacular racing across deserts, through forests, riverbeds, rock-lined mountain tracks and much more. Read More »

• Seven MINI crews drive to success at Rallye OiLibya du Maroc.
• Three MINI racing cars complete inside top five.
• Six crews of the MINI Family inside top ten.

Rallye OiLibya du Maroc provided race action right up to the final Leg 5 of this six day racing spectacle. With the competitors crossing the finish line at Erfoud, it was the MINI Family members who were celebrating loudest from the fact all seven MINI cars completed what was a tough but enthralling race. Read More »

• Seven MINI crews to contest Rallye OiLibya du Maroc 2017.
• Total race distance 2570.5 km of which 1955 km is composed of Special Stage sections.
• Rallye OiLibya du Maroc desert location is viewed as vital testbed ahead of 2018 Dakar Rally.

Rallye OiLibya du Maroc is race 10 and the penultimate round of the 2017 FIA Cross Country World Cup calendar. This race is not just the last chance for competitors to shine at one of the most competitive cross-country rally events, but also to reacquaint with racing in desert conditions ahead of the 2018 Dakar Rally. For MINI Motorsport partner X-raid, it is also the signal to sign off a successful year of continued test and development of MINI racing cars, again in readiness for the “big one” – the Dakar Rally. Read More »

– Al Rajhi returns to form with 4th place stage finish
– Terranova completes today’s stage in 5th; now 6th overall
– Garafulic now in 7th place overall; Przygonski 8th


After another cancelled leg of the route (Stage 9) yesterday, racing resumed at the 2017 Dakar today as the competitors departed from Chilecito to complete 751 more gruelling kilometres to reach the Stage 10 end at San Juan. Read More »

– 4th place stage finish for Hirvonen
– Terranova completes today’s stage in 6th
– Four MINI remain in the overall top 10


The poor weather conditions continued for Stage 8 of the 2017 Dakar today, with the organisers making the decision to shorten another section of the route. The first change to the road book was made early in the day with the shortening of the first part of the special by 73km to restart at the border with Argentina. Read More »

– Hirvonen returns to form with 4th place stage finish
– Top 10 stage finishes for Al Rajhi, Garafulic and Terranova
– Hirvonen maintains top five position overall


A full day’s racing resumed at the 2017 Dakar today, with a revised Stage 7 route that integrated some of the locations from the cancelled Stage 6 into the road book. Read More »

– Four MINI cars remain in the top ten overall
– Al Rajhi re-joins the 2017 Dakar, subject to appeal
– Terranova finishes 8th in today’s stage, Przygonski in 9th

All drivers faced a much shorter route than expected on Stage 5 of the 2017 Dakar today, following a decision by race organisers to reduce the route from 692 km to 219 km. Poor weather conditions on the way to the original destination of Oruro meant the second part of the day’s track was no longer negotiable. Read More »