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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 »

– 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 »

– 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 »