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– Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz join the MINI Family.
– Three rally raid legends ready to take on the 2019 Dakar with MINI John Cooper Works Buggy cars.
– Despres and Sainz to compete in MINI John Cooper Works Buggy at Rallye du Maroc, 3rd-9th October 2018, as part of testing ahead of 2019 Dakar.

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– DAKAR 2018 | A THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN FOR PEUGEOT
– After 8793 kilometres of dunes, mountain passes, rocky tracks and assorted hazards through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, the crew of Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz have given the PEUGEOT 3008DKR Maxi a magnificent victory on the 40th Dakar Rally.
– This third consecutive success for Team Peugeot Total on the most demanding rally in the world mirrors the commercial success of the PEUGEOT 3008 SUV, which was voted ‘Car of the Year’ in 2017. Read More »

• 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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– Mindaugas Plukys driving 9,000km rally route in modified Nissan Navara
– Amazing adventure will fulfil his ambition to tackle Dakar Rally
– Follow his journey online at facebook.com/iGo2Dakar Read More »

Two different drive concepts will be used for the first time: all-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Rally and rear-wheel drive on the MINI John Cooper Works Buggy. Edition 40 of the world’s most demanding long-distance rally begins on 6 January 2018 in Lima/Peru.

MINI and the X-raid Team have launched into the final preparation phase for the Dakar Rally 2018 with the presentation of their current racing cars. For the first time MINI and X-raid will face the challenges of the most demanding long-distance rally in the world using two different types of drive. Read More »

Having just concluded its seventh and final test session in Morocco, Team Peugeot Total – which locked out the top three places on this year’s Dakar Rally in January – is ready and eager to tackle next year’s South American classic from January 6–20. Stéphane Peterhansel/Jean Paul Cottret, Sébastien Loeb/Daniel Elena, Carlos Sainz/Lucas Cruz and Cyril Despres/David Castera will all take the start with a brand-new racing lion: the Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi. Read More »

• New Peugeot 3008DKR Maxi aims to build on Dakar- winning success of its predecessors
• Improvements to suspension deliver extra stability and performance
• Sebastien Loeb to give the new car its debut on the Silk Way Rally next month

Following 2 victories on the epic Dakar Rally in 2016 and 2017, Peugeot Sport reveals the successor to the Peugeot 3008DKR that conquered South America back in January: the racing version of Peugeot’s new SUV 3008 that was named as the 2017 ‘Car of the Year’. Read More »

peugeot-dakar17-day-2The brand new PEUGEOT 3008DKRs of Peterhansel/Cottret, Loeb/Elena and Despres/Castera completed the 2017 Dakar Rally’s 9,000-kilometre run through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina on the top three steps of the final podium in Buenos.

Today’s landmark one-two-three result takes PEUGEOT’s score on the famous cross-country rally to six outright victories and is ideally timed to coincide with the launch of the new Peugeot 3008 SUV’s career across the world. Read More »

mini-dakar17-day12-1– All three MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars complete their first Dakar
– Three MINI in the top 10 despite extreme challenges of this event
– 7 out of 8 MINI entries complete full 2017 Dakar distance
Another exciting yet challenging Dakar has come to an end today with all three new MINI John Cooper Works Rally cars successfully completing their first ever Dakar – demonstrating that the newest cars in the family are set to follow in the ultra-reliable tyre tracks of their predecessor, the MINI ALL4 Racing. Seven out of all eight MINI competitors who entered the 2017 Dakar completed the route.

The 2017 Dakar has, as always, delivered a unique set of challenges for the drivers and co-drivers brave enough to tackle it. Poor weather conditions and related flooding have caused the cancellation of two stages and a reduction in distance of others, leading to the loss of some of the most technical parts of the track from the course and a total distance of 1,400 km less than planned. Read More »

Today’s thrilling stage saw Team Peugeot Total’s Peterhansel/Cottret and Loeb/Elena engage in a breath-taking clash which saw them complete the leg’s 292 competitive kilometres split by just 18 seconds. With only one day remaining, Peterhansel/Cottret are in a strong position to win the 2017 Dakar Rally thanks to an overnight cushion of 5m32s over Loeb/Elena.

– There was always a strong possibility that Leg 11 of the 2017 Dakar Rally would prove decisive ahead of Saturday’s short competitive burst, and the expected battle lived up every bit to its promise. The two Team Peugeot Total crews involved in the final run-in for this year’s victory gave it everything they had at the wheel of their respective PEUGEOT 3008DKRs. Read More »