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Make no mistake: Dakar Rally is the cross-country race of all cross-country races simply by being the toughest automotive race on earth. Despite its fearsome reputation, MINI with its MINI ALL4 Racing has achieved four (2012-2015) consecutive Dakar wins and now looks to a fifth demolition of the competition in 2016. MINI’s bid to secure the 2016 Dakar Rally has already begun with the announcement of a starting line-up of 12 MINI ALL4 Racing crews.

Ever since the original Mini evolved in the hands of John Cooper to Mini Cooper 997 rally projectiles, circa 1961, the name Mini is synonymous with international rally involvement and, of course, winning. Read More »

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Round six of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup, Baja Aragón (24-26th July), saw yet another demolition act by MINI and its MINI ALL4 Racing crews. At race end, the top three positions were filled by MINI ALL4 Racing…Mini Arajon15 (1) Read More »

Round six of the 2015 FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup sees MINI line up as championship leader and the MINI ALL4 Racing contingent challenging for the main title. Baja Aragón on 24th to 26th July is the second European event and one of the hotly contested rounds; it signals the start of the second half of the World Cup championship.

To date, MINI and the MINI ALL4 Racing have dominated the championship in a remarkably similar way to last year’s series – in which MINI took the win. Read More »

MINI is continuing to show a dominant pace at the 2015 Dakar Rally. Joan “Nani” Roma and his co-driver Michel Périn, the 2014 Dakar Champions, have won stage nine at the Dakar claiming their first stage win at this year’s event. The MINI ALL4 Racing has won eight out of nine stages at the 2015 Dakar Rally so far.

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Mini Dakar15aThe challenge is on: Only one day to go until the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally – the toughest event in motorsports. MINI and the X-raid team are about to tackle this great adventure with nine MINI ALL4 Racing cars in total, including Joan “Nani” Roma/Michel Périn (ES/FR), who already won the event in 2014.

“We did a lot of technical and physical preparation work, I took part in some events at the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies, which was a good preparation for the Dakar, and now we are in a good shape,” Roma said in Buenos Aires where the event will start on Sunday, 04 January. Read More »

MINI will continue to play an important role in the Dakar Rally. Just 26 days ahead of the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally (4-17 January), Jochen Goller, Senior Vice President MINI, has announced the two-year extension of the brand’s Dakar Rally programme until the year 2017.Mini Dakar until 2017 Read More »

Less than two months ahead of the start of the 2015 Dakar Rally (3-17 January) X-raid, supported by MINI, has revealed its line-up for the 37th edition of the world’s most famous long-distance rally. A total of eight MINI ALL4 Racing with driver crews from ten countries will take on the ultimate motorsport adventure of the Dakar Rally. Defending Dakar champions Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) and co-driver Michel Périn (FR) will lead the Monster Energy Rally Raid Team while the experienced driver pairings Orlando Terranova/Bernardo “Ronnie” Graue (AR/AR) and Krzysztof Holowczyc/Xavier Panseri (PL/FR) complete the line-up. There will also be five customer driver pairings in MINI ALL4 Racing cars built by the German-based X-raid GmbH.

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Mini pre-Morocco14MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team are facing the penultimate round in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies, the Rally Morocco. It will be the final big desert adventure before the biggest and toughest challenge in rallying: the 2015 Dakar Rally, held in South America.

2014 Dakar winner Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) will be behind the wheel of a MINI ALL4 Racing car in Morocco with co-driver Michel Perin (FR) by his side again. Roma already won two events this year. His home event, the Baja Aragón as well as the Desafío Inca in Peru, which was, however, not part of the World Cup. X-raid will compete with six more MINI ALL4 Racing cars in North Africa, including the car of Orlando Terranova (AR) and co-driver Rolando Graue (FR). Read More »

Mini Inca14Joan “Nani” Roma/Michél Perin (ES/FR), MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid team have won the 2014 Desafio Inca Rally in South America. Held around the city of Pisco in Peru, the event is a tough challenge and a good preparation for the biggest challenge in offroad rallying: The Dakar Rally, which will be held at the beginning of January 2015.

2014 Dakar winner Nani Roma won all six Special Stages on three days at the Desafio Inca, which was held on a tricky sandy dune terrain, similar to the soil which he will drive on at the Dakar. Read More »

In his striking yellow MINI ALL4 Racing, Joan “Nani” Roma (ES) has won the sixth round of the 2014 FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies. After four demanding special stages and 666.13 competitive kilometres during the 2014 Baja Aragón the Spaniard and his co-driver Michel Périn (FR) claimed the victory for the Monster Energy X-raid Team ahead of team-mates Orlando Terranova/Moi Torrallardona (AR/ES), Martin Kaczmarski/Tappio Suominen (PL/FI) and the current World Cup leader Vladimir Vasilyev/Konstantin Zhiltsov (RU/RU) who were also competing in MINI ALL4 Racing cars.

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