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– All three MINI crews complete the 2017 Baja Poland Rally.
– Jakub Przygonski takes second in a MINI John Cooper Works Rally.
– Vladimir Vasilyev finishes in fourth place.
– Unlucky 13th for Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc.

Baja Poland 2017 delivered mixed fortunes for the MINI family with second, fourth and 13th place finishes. It was a successful event for Jakub Przygonski and co-driver Tom Colsoul in the #102 MINI John Cooper Works Rally, finishing second to strengthen Przygonski’s second position overall in the FIA World Cup for Cross-country Rallies. Read More »

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– Three MINI crews set to contest 2017 Baja Poland.
– Jakub Przygonski driving a MINI John Cooper Works Rally to compete in front of his Polish compatriots.
– Polish rally ace Krzysztof Holowczyc returns to race with MINI at Baja Poland – an event he has won five times in his former racing career.
– Vladimir Valisyev to challenge for Baja Poland with co-driver and fellow Russian Konstantin Zhiltsov. Read More »

– Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally finish inside top three at Hungarian Baja 2017.
– Mikko Hirvonen with co-driver Andreas Schulz takes second place on the podium.
– Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul take third place honour for MINI.
– Conrad Rautenbach takes sixth overall in his first and successful outing as part of the MINI family.

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– Three MINI crews to contest Hungarian Baja 2017.
– Mikko Hirvonen returns to Hungary, scene of his maiden MINI win in 2016.
– Jakub Przygonski and Tom Colsoul look to improve second place standing in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.
– Conrad Rautenbach makes first appearance for MINI. Filipe Palmeiro is in the co-driver seat.

Cross-country race fans will be watching all the action of the Hungarian Baja 2017 very closely as the international gathering of drivers and teams commence preparations for Dakar Rally 2018. Read More »

– Three MINI race machines finish inside top six – two MINI Family crews in top three.
– Orlando Terranova / Paulo Fiuza take second place overall.
– Mikko Hirvonen /Andreas Schulz place MINI John Cooper Works Rally third.
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski / Xavier Panseri complete successful MINI challenge with sixth place at race end. Read More »

– Two MINI John Cooper Works Rally tackle Baja Aragon
– Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) teams up with Andreas Schulz (GER)
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) join forces
– Orlando Terranova (ARG) ad Paulo Fiuza (PRT) compete in MINI ALL4 Racing

A host of experienced drivers and navigators will take on the challenge of the Baja Aragon this weekend in Spain for Round 7 of the World Cup for FIA Cross Country Rallies.

Three MINI cars will be among the competitors at Aragon this weekend; two MINI John Cooper Works Rally crewed by Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) with co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER) and Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) with co-driver Xavier Panseri (FRA) and one MINI All 4 Racing driven by Orlando Terranova (ARG) with co-driver Paulo Fiuza (PRT). Read More »

– Jakub Przygonski secures his first win in a MINI at the 24th edition of Italian Baja.
– Mohamed Abu Issa and co-driver Xavier Panseri take third overall.
– Jakub Przygonski moves to second position in the FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

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– Stage win for Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL).
– Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) 2nd overall.
– Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) in top five.


MINI leads the way after Special Stage 2 at the 2017 Qatar Cross Country Rally. A stage win for Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) in the #214 car sees the pairing at the top of the overall standings in their first race on the 2017 FIA Cross Country World Championship calendar. Read More »

– MINI John Cooper Works Rally makes 2017 Cross Country Rally debut
– Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) lead the MINI charge
– Mohamed Abu Issa (QAT) and Xavier Panseri (FRA) target more success
– Jakub Kuba Przygonski (POL) and Tom Colsoul (BEL) start their season

Following extreme testing and development at the demanding 2017 Dakar Rally, the MINI John Cooper Works Rally will make its debut in the 2017 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies at the forthcoming Qatar Cross Country Rally on 17-22 April 2017. Yazeed Al Rajhi (KSA) and Timo Gottschalk (GER) will pilot the car across 1,994km and five stages at the event that has been won twice by MINI. Read More »

– 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 »